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Can CenturyLink (CTL) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions?

CenturyLink, Inc. CTL is a communications company providing services to residential and business customersthat could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on CTL’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that CenturyLink could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for CTL

In the past 30 days, five estimates have gone higher for CenturyLink while two have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 22 cents a share 30 days ago, to 25 cents today, a move of 13.6%.

Current Year Estimates for CTL

Meanwhile, CenturyLink’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with six estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to two lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from 92 cents per share 30 days ago to $1.08 per share today, an increase of 17.4%.

CenturyLink, Inc. Price and Consensus

CenturyLink, Inc. Price and Consensus | CenturyLink, Inc. Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 15.3% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So, investors may want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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