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The Hot Stock: CenturyLink Soars 8.2%

CenturyLink (CTL) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after signing a five-year contract with the state Pennsylvania to provide data networking services to its employees. CenturyLink gained 8.2% to $15.87 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2659.99. CenturyLink's market capitalization rose to $17 billion today from $$15.7 billion on Friday.