|Bid||0.00 x 21500|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||11.29 - 11.49|
|52 Week Range||9.64 - 24.20|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Aug 7, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.00 (8.77%)|
|1y Target Est||12.83|
LIMA, Peru, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Underserved areas in Peru affected by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake were able to access the internet thanks to Loon, a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space designed to extend internet connectivity to people in rural and remote areas worldwide. CenturyLink (CTL), in collaboration with Alphabet's Loon, deployed the solution delivering connectivity to tens of thousands of people cut off by the earthquake. "In 2017, Peru was struck by devastating floods and we saw how important an integrated balloon powered network is to communities struggling to recover from the devastation," said Luis Ladera, data and internet product director, CenturyLink Peru.
Five years in the making. That is essentially the time it has taken for the S&P 500 to hit a milestone mark at 3,000 for the first time in its history. The stock gauge first closed at 2,000 on Aug. 26, 2014, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
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Building upon its planned investments in West Virginia, AT&T (T) continues to extend the reach and improve the capacity of the FirstNet communications platform.
Starved for income and facing bad news on rates, some investors might chase red-hot dividends. But reach indiscriminately for yield, and you might get burned.
The Morningstar U.S. Communications Services Index (Exhibit 1) continues to perform well amid broader market volatility. The sector consists of four major types of companies: traditional phone companies, cable companies, wireless carriers, and infrastructure firms. Traditional phone companies AT&T and Verizon dominate the index.
We're halfway through the year at this point and while things aren't looking awesome, they look pretty good.Consumer spending continues to rise, inflation remains low and even the trade war hasn't seeped into the economy too much.So, why am I looking at seven F-rated stocks to sell for summer? Because all this balances on a pin.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThere are signs the economy is slowing. Interest rates are low because the global economy isn't moving. And that's bad for financial stocks. Their margins get hurt when rates drop and if it's not made up in volume, it's bad news.A weaker dollar also means energy prices fall. Even tensions with Iran can't get oil over $60 a barrel. And a lingering or expanding trade war with China may soon start to show up more in the broader economy. It's already hitting small businesses and farmers, but we don't see it in the stock market yet. * 7 Stocks on Sale the Insiders Are Buying That's why it's important to hold quality stocks and cull the weak. And there's no better time than now, while the market is happy. Schlumberger Ltd (SLB)Source: Nestor Galina via FlickrSchlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) is the world's largest oil and gas support company. It does everything from characterizing fields to supplying the drills and equipment for all manner of drilling and production operations.It has been around since 1926, and has a $49 billion market cap, so it's not a flash in the pan. But the stock is off 41% in the past 12 months, so its 5% dividend and strong reputation don't mean much right now.When the economy slows -- not only in the U.S., but around the world -- it means energy demand slows. And that means a reduction in exploration as well as a slowdown in production on operating wells.SLB is a flagship company in the energy sector and it illustrates the cyclical nature of the energy market better than many stocks in the sector. The continued weakness is a much greater threat now than any upside potential. FedEx (FDX)FedEx (NYSE:FDX) is one of the world's top logistics companies. And in the age of e-commerce, it should be a very good sector to be in.Then why is the stock off 28% in the past year?Well, as e-commerce accelerates, it means more companies jump in the game. Rising competition means it's tougher to grow market share without hurting margins.Then there's the global economy. The China trade war is starting to affect FDX's business and it's helping Chinese rivals grow their market base while U.S. firms are minimized. * 10 Small-Cap Stocks That Look Like Bargains Finally, there are the big e-commerce companies, such as Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). Even the disruptor, AMZN, is now looking to build out its own logistics company so it can better control its delivery services and improve its cost structures. ArcelorMittal (MT)Source: Shutterstock ArcelorMittal ADR (NYSE:MT) is the top global steel producer with strategic operations around the world. It also produces coal for energy and industry.When you're a global player, it diversifies risk to a certain extent, unless the global economy is in a tough spot. Or, like what's happening now, major global markets are going through separate issues.The U.S. has adopted tariffs as its trade weapons of choice, so steel tariffs in NAFTA countries has hampered trade there. In Europe, MT has closed numerous plants because demand is low across the region as the economy limps along and the Brexit is still an open wound.In Asia, the China-U.S. trade war is affecting MT, since its China sales have slowed.Simply put, demand is down and even where there is a market, it's hard to sell at decent prices. It's no surprise it's off 38% in the past year and more downside is a distinct possibility. CenturyLink (CTL)Source: Caden Crawford via FlickrCenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) is a U.S. telecom that operates in smaller markets and focuses on consumer and business phone, VPN and similar communications options.It is isolated from any trade war issues and has a bountiful 8.6% dividend.So, what's the problem?Well, one of its biggest problems is because it operates outside dense areas when the big telecoms and cable firms operate, it doesn't have the kind of customer density to generate a lot of cash. That cash is usually used to upgrade copper or fiber optic cable for up-selling customers.And where it does compete with the bigger players, its services can't match the power or variety at competitive prices. In the age of mobility, it's working with an antiquated model that only works because its customer base has few options. * The 7 Top Small-Cap Stocks Of 2019 Off more than 37% over the past 12 months, its big yield matters little. Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA)Source: Open Grid Scheduler (Modified)Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) has had a rough go of it over the past few years. And things aren't getting much better.The Israel-based pharma company was one of the world's leading generic drug makers, with its biggest business in the U.S. But that business began to slide in 2016 as competitors moved into the space.Its CEO at the time seemed to be asleep at the wheel and by the time the company moved to right the ship, it was almost too late. By 2017, a new CEO was brought in and immediately cut $3 billion in costs -- a third of its current market cap -- and 1,350 workers in Israel.And that has barely staunched the bleeding. Now, its exposure to opioid lawsuits puts it in even more danger of paying out significant sums.The stock is off 82% in the past three years, 62% in the past year and more than 40% year-to-date. Its once-generous dividend is non-existent. Schneider National (SNDR)Source: Shutterstock Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) is a decent-sized trucking, intermodal and logistics company that has been around since 1935, based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin.Dow Theory is a classic market view that basically states that you can tell the broad trend in the markets by following the relationship of industrial stocks to transportation stocks.If the transports are strong, it indicates that goods are leaving factories for customers that are demanding more goods. If the transports are weak and industrials are strong, it means demand is weakening and industrials are sitting on inventory. * 10 Small-Cap Stocks That Look Like Bargains We're seeing the latter play out today. SNDR is down just 2.7% YTD, but 33% in the past 12 months. The trade war with China will not help, nor will a weakening economy. Golar LNG (GLNG)Source: Shutterstock Golar LNG Ltd (NASDAQ:GLNG) is an liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping company.This should be a golden age for LNG companies shipping out of the U.S. to energy-hungry countries that are willing to pay multiples for LNG rather than the domestic U.S. price.The only problems are, the trade war with China has shut off deliveries there. Trade tensions with Japan have slowed deliveries. And Europe's economy is barely conscious. Plus, domestic U.S. demand is low.This is reflected in last week's announcement that natural gas prices fell below the record lows in May 2016. The longer all these issues continue, the worse it will get for Golar. Plus, it's going to take a while before any good news can lift the stock.Off nearly 20% YTD and 40% in the past year, its 3.4% dividend adds little attraction in current conditions.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Top Small-Cap Stocks Of 2019 * Critical Levels to Watch in 7 Marijuana Stocks * 5 Smaller Cloud Stocks That Have Plenty of Potential Compare Brokers The post 7 F-Rated Stocks to Sell for Summer appeared first on InvestorPlace.
On June 21, Frontier Communications (FTR) had a trailing 12-month EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 4.94x. As of June 21, Frontier Communications had a market capitalization of $0.15 billion.
Once the bulls had to push back or risk being rolled over, they pushed back. Stocks logged their first daily win in five sessions on Thursday, with the S&P 500's 0.38% advance solidifying a market-wide turnaround effort. It's still not rock-solid, but it's a start.Source: Allan Ajifo via Wikimedia (Modified)Ford Motor (NYSE:F) did a fair amount of the heavy lifting, up nearly 3% mostly on the heels of news that it would be shuttering several of its European facilities, where it struggles to turn a profit. However, iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) logged a much bigger gain jumping more than 10%. The so-called "Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) of China" announced it would be partnering with China Unicom to develop 5G terminal devices.Nokia (NYSE:NOK) was the only notable to name to lose ground, though its 1% setback wasn't nearly enough to infect other names. The telecom-tech giant continues to grapple with a technical headwind.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy That headwind isn't reliable enough to make NOK a top-notch bearish bet though. In fact, it's the stock charts of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN), Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) and Centurylink (NYSE:CTL) that look best positioned for major moves in the foreseeable future. Goldman Sachs Group (GS)Goldman Sachs Group isn't a name that has been on many radars of late. It is a bank, but isn't. It's got a new CEO, but it's business-as-usual. Most investors appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach, and have shelved it indefinitely until there's a clear reason to take it off the shelf and make a call.It may be time to dust it off and take a look though. GS stock has slowly and quietly tiptoed toward a major breakout point. It has hinted at this test before, to no avail. This time is different, however, and one or two more good days could change the paradigm in a big way. Click to Enlarge * The resistance line in question is plotted in yellow on both stock charts. It tags all the major peaks going back to the early part of last year. * Simultaneously, Goldman Sachs is testing the white 200-day moving average line as a ceiling. It failed to clear it in April, but it is getting another shot at it right now. * There's more to the current turbulence around $198 than readily meets the eye. There's also a major Fibonacci retracement line near that level. If Goldman shares can get cleanly past it, there's little else to stand in its way. Centurylink (CTL)A week and a half ago, we pointed out Centurylink shares were in rebound mode. Falling resistance lines were being broken, and the stock was working on a break above the pivotal 50-day moving average line.CTL shares punched through that ceiling the same day, and though they fell back under it again a few days later, the bulls pushed it back into place on Thursday. In fact, the buyers shoved CenturyLink stock to its highest high and highest close in weeks. That level of persistence is encouraging, though a new technical ceiling has come into view. * 10 Defense Stocks to Buy During Rising Geopolitical Tensions Click to Enlarge * With the purple 50-day moving average line in the rearview mirror again, CTL is within striking distance of the gray 100-day moving average line. * Zooming out to the weekly chart we can see the Chaikin line has not only crossed above zero, but we have a new MACD buy signal in place. The weekly view also better illustrates how CenturyLink is breaking down previous resistance levels. * Although the bigger-picture momentum is impressive, near-term volatility can be expected. Even if the 100-day line is hurdled, it may not necessarily stay hurdled. Huntington Bancshares (HBAN)Finally, Huntington Bancshares -- like most bank stocks -- have been pressured lower since late last year on concerns that falling interest rates would sap bank profitability. Most banking names have since served up glimmers of hope, though only erratically. It would be easy to not get excited about any bullish thrusts, instead, interpreting them as headfakes.The headfakes HBAN is throwing, however, are clearly different than the ones most of its banking peers are making. Not unlike Goldman Sachs, HBAN is close to punching past a huge technical resistance level, and it's doing so with a significant amount of bullish backing. Click to Enlarge * The key to a breakout is a move above the $13.70 area. The resistance line that connects all the recent peaks is there, plotted in yellow on both stock charts. And, like GS, that's also where the white 200-day moving average line is … the same line that quelled February's rally. * Noteworthy is the amount of bullish volume that has materialized in just the past few days. It suggests there are a lot of would-be bulls waiting in the wings. * It would need a lot of marketwide help to get there, but if Huntington Bancshares can break out of their converging wedge, the most established technical ceiling is last year's double-top around $16.56.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. 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MONROE, La. , June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) will release its second quarter 2019 results on Aug. 7, 2019 . The company will broadcast a live conference call on its Investor ...
CenturyLink (CTL) stock was up ~7.3% and was trading at $11.70 as of 2:17 PM ET on June 27 after Wells Fargo upgraded its stock. Wells Fargo upgraded its rating on CTL to an “outperform” from a “market perform” and raised the stock's target price to $14 from $12.
The stock has been battered in the past year. An analyst at Wells Fargo now says the telecommunications company is “too cheap to ignore.”
CenturyLink Inc. shares soared 7% on Thursday to lead S&P 500 gainers, after Wells Fargo upgraded the stock of the communications infrastructure company to outperform from market perform. The company is an interesting moment in its evolution, analysts led by Jennifer Fritzsche wrote in a note to clients. "We believe the messaging and evolution of the org structure at CTL is showing more of the "fiber roots" that came from the Level3 side of the house and will continue to include both dark fiber and wireless in its approach," the analysts wrote. "We view this move positively -and believe it is underappreciated by the Street." They emphasized that the call is not about the company's second quarter, for which Wells is below consensus on revenue, but rather about the fact that Wall Street is giving CenturyLink no credidt for a back half improvement "which we believe is achievable given the intense fiber centric focus it is now undertaking," said the note. Wells is raising its stock price target to $14 from $12, equal to 28% above current levels. CenturyLink shares have fallen 23% in 2019, underperforming the S&P 500 , which has gained 17%.
Wedbush Securities technology analyst Daniel Ives said though the DOD's JEDI contract has been alleged to unfairly favor Amazon Web Services, Microsoft’s Azure Government Cloud has closed the gap.
On June 21, CenturyLink stock closed the trading day at $11.34. On the downside, the company’s immediate support lies near $11.26, while $11.42 could act as an immediate resistance level on a daily basis.
According to analysts’ consensus, CenturyLink (CTL) stock has a mean target price of $12.77 and a current market price of $11.35, which suggests an upside potential of 12.5% in the next 12 months.
On June 20, CenturyLink was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 8.60x. Charter Communications and Comcast’s 12-month forward PE ratios were 38.15x and 13.65x, respectively.