NYSE:CTL - Centurylink Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $18.35 -0.14 (-0.76 %) (As of 11/21/2018 02:42 PM ET)Previous Close$18.49Today's Range$18.09 - $18.6552-Week Range$13.16 - $24.20Volume9.26 million shsAverage Volume10.93 million shsMarket Capitalization$20.56 billionP/E Ratio12.48Dividend Yield11.35%Beta0.76 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers virtual private network data network services; Ethernet services; Internet protocol services; CenturyLink Prism TV that allows customers to watch television or cable channels and record up to four shows on one home digital video recorder; and Vyvx, which provides audio and video feeds over fiber or satellite for broadcast and production customers, as well as satellite digital television services. It also provides broadband services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; private line solution for transmission of data between sites; colocation and data center services comprising cloud, hosting, and application management solutions; wavelength services that provide customers required bandwidth with an end-to-end transport solution of a bandwidth; and network security solutions, as well as sells telecommunications equipment and resells software, and provides network management, installation and maintenance of data equipment, and building of fiber-optic broadband networks. In addition, the company offers local calling services; long-distance and toll-free services; information technology (IT) services, such as transporting and delivering enterprise data and applications; and managed services consisting of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated approximately 10.3 million total access lines; and served approximately 5.7 million broadband subscribers. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Monroe, Louisiana. Receive CTL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CTL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Telephone communication, except radio Sub-IndustryIntegrated Telecommunication Services SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNYSE:CTL Previous Symbol CUSIP15670010 Webwww.centurylink.com Phone318-388-9000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.57 Current Ratio0.78 Quick Ratio0.78 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.48 Forward P/E Ratio15.96 P/E Growth-11.06 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$17.66 billion Price / Sales1.12 Cash Flow$4.39 per share Price / Cash4.18 Book Value$21.10 per share Price / Book0.87 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.47 Net Income$1.39 billion Net Margins7.81% Return on Equity4.45% Return on Assets1.38% Miscellaneous Employees51,000 Outstanding Shares1,080,660,000Market Cap$20.56 billion OptionableOptionable Centurylink (NYSE:CTL) Frequently Asked Questions What is Centurylink's stock symbol? Centurylink trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CTL." How often does Centurylink pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Centurylink? Centurylink announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 26th will be given a dividend of $0.54 per share on Friday, December 7th. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.71%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 23rd. View Centurylink's Dividend History. How were Centurylink's earnings last quarter? Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The technology company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.30. The technology company had revenue of $5.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.88 billion. Centurylink had a return on equity of 4.45% and a net margin of 7.81%. Centurylink's revenue was down 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. View Centurylink's Earnings History. When is Centurylink's next earnings date? Centurylink is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Centurylink. What price target have analysts set for CTL? 13 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Centurylink's stock. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $27.00. On average, they expect Centurylink's share price to reach $20.9167 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Centurylink. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Centurylink? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Centurylink in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Centurylink. Has Centurylink been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about CTL stock have trended very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Centurylink earned a media sentiment score of 3.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the technology company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Centurylink? Centurylink saw a increase in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 81,921,058 shares, an increase of 2.3% from the October 15th total of 83,863,085 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,352,833 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 8.8 days. Currently, 7.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Centurylink's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Centurylink's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Centurylink include Telefonica (TEF), Orange (ORAN), America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (AMX), China Telecom (CHA), BCE (BCE), BT Group (BT), Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (TLK), Sprint (S), Telefonica Brasil (VIV), Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B (LSXMB), Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A (LSXMA), Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C (LSXMK), TIM Participacoes (TSU), KT (KT) and Zayo Group (ZAYO). Who are Centurylink's key executives? Centurylink's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jeffrey K. Storey, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)Mr. Aamir M. Hussain, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 50)Mr. Stacey W. Goff, Exec. VP, Chief Admin. Officer, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52)Mr. Indraneel Dev, Group VP of Fin. & Interim CFOMr. Eric J. Mortensen, Principal Accounting Officer, Sr. VP & Controller (Age 59) Who are Centurylink's major shareholders? Centurylink's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.78%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.94%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (1.51%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.22%), Capital Research Global Investors (0.82%) and Morgan Stanley (0.67%). Company insiders that own Centurylink stock include Glen F Post III, Harvey P Perry, Holdings (Private) Ltd Temasek, Jeffrey K Storey, Martha Helena Bejar, Steven T Clontz, Virginia Boulet and William Bruce Hanks. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Centurylink. Which major investors are selling Centurylink stock? CTL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, BlackRock Inc., Reaves W H & Co. Inc., Fiduciary Management Inc. WI and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Centurylink. Which major investors are buying Centurylink stock? CTL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Fifth Third Bancorp, Teachers Advisors LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, FMR LLC, TD Asset Management Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH and Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Centurylink stock in the last two years include Glen F Post III, Harvey P Perry, Holdings (Private) Ltd Temasek, Jeffrey K Storey, Martha Helena Bejar, Steven T Clontz, Virginia Boulet and William Bruce Hanks. View Insider Buying and Selling for Centurylink. How do I buy shares of Centurylink? Shares of CTL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Centurylink's stock price today? One share of CTL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.45. How big of a company is Centurylink? Centurylink has a market capitalization of $20.56 billion and generates $17.66 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $1.39 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.47 on an earnings per share basis. Centurylink employs 51,000 workers across the globe. What is Centurylink's official website? The official website for Centurylink is http://www.centurylink.com. How can I contact Centurylink? Centurylink's mailing address is 100 CenturyLink Drive, Monroe LA, 71203. The technology company can be reached via phone at 318-388-9000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Centurylink (NYSE CTL)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 463 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 571 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,034MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Centurylink and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CTL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CTL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is systematic risk?