CTL - CenturyLink, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
13.90
+0.02 (+0.14%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close13.88
Open13.90
Bid0.00 x 4000
Ask0.00 x 4000
Day's Range13.74 - 14.19
52 Week Range9.64 - 15.30
Volume8,816,577
Avg. Volume11,355,883
Market Cap15.154B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.90
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-4.92
Earnings DateMay 05, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield1.00 (7.19%)
Ex-Dividend DateNov 28, 2019
1y Target Est13.41
  • CenturyLink is still considering selling its consumer business
    American City Business Journals

    CenturyLink is still considering selling its consumer business

    CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) stocks took a tumble on Thursday, following the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report, where earnings per share missed analyst expectations and revenue was down year over year. Earnings per share for the company were 21 cents, missing analyst expectations by 9 cents. On the company’s earnings call, CEO Jeff Storey chalked up negative effects on revenue to moves the company was making to improve cash flow, including capital investments and steps to improve its base business.

  • Need extra cash? Why this industry offers big bucks for biz referrals
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    Need extra cash? Why this industry offers big bucks for biz referrals

    Telecommunication companies operating across Orlando offer cash for client referrals, with one firm offering up to $25,000 per referral, as companies jockey for business clients in a competitive environment.

  • CenturyLink (CTL) Q4 Earnings Match Estimates, Revenues Beat
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    CenturyLink (CTL) Q4 Earnings Match Estimates, Revenues Beat

    CenturyLink's (CTL) fourth-quarter results reflect declining sales at Wholesale and Consumer business segment.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of CTL earnings conference call or presentation 12-Feb-20 10:00pm GMT

    Q4 2019 Centurylink Inc Earnings Call

  • CenturyLink (CTL) Q4 Earnings Meet Estimates
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    CenturyLink (CTL) Q4 Earnings Meet Estimates

    CenturyLink (CTL) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 0.00% and 0.48%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • CenturyLink (CTL) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's in Store?
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    CenturyLink (CTL) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's in Store?

    Investments in growth and operational efficiency are likely to have translated into year-over-year growth in Enterprise and Global Accounts business units for CenturyLink (CTL) in the fourth quarter.

  • CenturyLink (CTL) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know
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    CenturyLink (CTL) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

    CenturyLink (CTL) closed at $14.53 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.21% move from the prior day.

  • CenturyLink Builds Fiber to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dams, Modernizing Critical Infrastructure in the Northwest
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    CenturyLink Builds Fiber to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dams, Modernizing Critical Infrastructure in the Northwest

    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that it recently won contracts to build fiber that will modernize, update and protect critical infrastructure at five U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams in Oregon and Washington.

  • Earnings Preview: CenturyLink (CTL) Q4 Earnings Expected to Decline
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    Earnings Preview: CenturyLink (CTL) Q4 Earnings Expected to Decline

    CenturyLink (CTL) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)?
    Simply Wall St.

    Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)?

    We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. On...

  • CenturyLink Completes Its Previously-Announced Debt Initiatives
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    CenturyLink Completes Its Previously-Announced Debt Initiatives

    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that it successfully completed an extension and repricing of its senior secured credit facilities originally entered into in June 2017.

  • 6 Underperforming Stocks With a High Dividend Yield
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    6 Underperforming Stocks With a High Dividend Yield

    POSCO and CenturyLink on the list Continue reading...

  • These 3 Stocks Are Well-Positioned to Drive Growth in the Coming Decade: Top Financial Blogger
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    These 3 Stocks Are Well-Positioned to Drive Growth in the Coming Decade: Top Financial Blogger

    Mr. David Alton Clark, the founder of Clark Capital, has earned a reputation for recommending solid investments that stand the test of time. According to TipRanks, a fintech company that tracks and measures the performance of financial experts, Clark’s investment ideas have seen an average yearly return of 25.6% with a success rate of 70%. It's not a surprise, then, that Clark has held down the 1 spot on Tiprank’s Top 25 Financial Bloggers list for a majority of the past decade.Highlighting the current geopolitical and macro-economic landscape, Clark advises against making any big bets until the Chinese Coronavirus outbreak is contained. Clark states, “Often these types of viral outbreaks effects on the markets are only temporary. Yet, I advise against attempting to catch a falling knife. Wait for the markets to turn prior to starting any new positions. You may miss out on a small amount of the upside, nonetheless, you will have greatly reduced the risk to your hard earned nest egg.” Furthermore, "with the economic expansion entering its 11th year, the odds of a pullback in the near-term are relatively high especially if the coronavirus worsens and caused economic activity to dampen just as the markets are reaching all-time highs," says Clark.With this in mind, we asked the top financial blogger if he would share his three stock picks for the coming decade. Let's take a closer look.Zoom Video Communications (ZM)Cloud-based video and web conferencing Zoom Video Communications is my speculative high-flyer selection. I always suggest an investor allocate at least 5% of their portfolio to a speculative play with the potential for exponential growth.This company falls into my long-term sustainability thesis I believe more and more companies will adopt. In my heyday as a consultant and auditor for Ernst & Young I traveled far and wide to meet face to face with clients across the country. Now, we are entering an age where visualization will become the norm rather than the exception as companies strive to become better stewards of the environment. This pick seems like a no-brainer with all the current focus on climate change and the environment presently. Plus it saves companies time and money. It checks all the boxes for me.Zoom is growing by leaps and bounds currently with an over 80% sales growth rate quarter-over-quarter and 100% EPS growth over the past year. Even so, with a sky high forward P/E ratio you could make the case that most of prospects for growth are already priced in. Nonetheless, the stock is currently trading at 30% below its recent 52 week highs. This is definitely a speculative play not to be taken lightly. It will be a wild ride, yet I believe in the end Zoom will come out on top and be a profitable investment over the long haul. High risk equals high reward.The stock has fallen on hard times as of late trading 30% off its recent 52 week highs. Nevertheless, it has recently bounced off its lows and is poised to retake its 200 day sma and breakout of the recent downtrend. As always, never plunk down your entire allocation in one fell swoop. Always layer in to new positions overtime to reduce risk especially in the current market environment.Wrap upAs I said before, layer into the position as any type of negative macro event may provide a better entry point over the course of the decade. I like to say its “time in” the market not “timing” the market that generates profitable investments and creates long-term wealth. My 12 month price target is $100 over the next 12 months providing over 30% near-term upside. (See Zoom stock analysis on TipRanks)CenturyLink (CTL)Telecommunications giant CenturyLink is my contrarian income/dividend play with potential for capital appreciation. The stock has been in the doghouse for quite some time, yet, has recently shown signs of strength. I see the company well-positioned to benefit from the roll out of 5G networks.The stock has been under pressure since management cut the dividend. Nonetheless, with a current dividend yield of 7.2% and a forward P/E ratio of 9.52, the stock makes for an excellent contrarian turnaround play. Whenever analyzing these types of investments the key factor I look for is cash flow. CenturyLink checks this box with a P/FCF ratio of 8.25 and a book value per share of $12.75. So, if I can buy a stock for book value, a 7.2% yield, plenty of free cash flow to cover the dividend and capital expenditures, I am in. As always, take your time building a position. As the recent coronavirus outbreak demonstrates, no one can anticipate an erroneous exogenous event. My primary investing mantra is “Patience equals profits.”The stock has recently bounced off the 200 day sma and is current attempting to break through resistance at the 50 day. With and RSI of 49 its neither over bought or oversold. CTL is expected to report earnings on February 12th. With the current macroeconomic environment I would wait until after earnings to initial a position.Wrap upThe company just recent double their capacity to transmit content in 11 cities across Asia Pacific (APAC) to cater to growing demands from global broadcasters, over the top (OTT) video streaming platforms and gaming companies to deliver high-performing web applications, ultra-high-definition (UHD) video streaming and game downloads.CenturyLink is well-positioned to benefit from the coming 5G revolution. With a 7.2% yield and trading for book value, the risk seems well worth the reward at present. I’d say we have the potential for 20% upside over the next 12 months. What’s more, you get paid 7.2% while you wait. (See CenturyLink stock analysis on TipRanks)Apple (AAPL)Apple is my cash cow solid capital appreciation play. The company is printing money and is well-positioned to benefit from the upcoming 5G revolution. Furthermore, Apple has created an ecosystem around its primary product, the iPhone, which is increasingly inescapable. Apple is continuously expanding services and creating new peripheral devices that augur well for continued growth. I would not bet against them. I have been a user of Apple products since day one.Apple is a cash flow machine. The company currently has a huge cash hoard of over $200 billion, although it now has approximately $100 billion in debt. With a forward P/E of 24 the stock has doubled in valuation over the past 12 months from 12. The stock is up 95% over the past 52 weeks. The fundamentals are looking somewhat rich at the moment. Even so, this may be justified with the advent of 5G just around the corner.The current technical status for Apple is somewhat overheated. The stock is trading at just 1% off its 52 week high and has recently gone parabolic. The current trajectory of the stock will be hard to sustain. I would wait for a pullback of 5-10% in the stock prior to imitating a new position. With several supplies located in China Apple has significant exposure to China. If the coronavirus outbreak worsens, we could see the stock pullback significantly. I submit this would be an excellent buying opportunity though.Wrap upApple always seems to have another ace up their sleeve. From the Apple Watch to the new Apple Airpods to the new streaming service offering, I only see blue skies ahead in the coming decade. Use any pullbacks to build a full position in the stock. I see 10% upside over the next 12 months with a $356 price target. (See Apple stock analysis on TipRanks)Disclosure: David Alton Clark has a Long position in ZM, AAPL and CTL.

  • CenturyLink Wins Social Security Administration Wide Area Network Recompete
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    CenturyLink Wins Social Security Administration Wide Area Network Recompete

    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that it was selected by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) as a key provider for its Wide Area Network and related high-speed network services.

  • CenturyLink Completes Private Offering of Senior Secured Notes
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    CenturyLink Completes Private Offering of Senior Secured Notes

    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that it completed its previously-announced sale of $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of newly-issued 4.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2027 (the "2027 Notes").

  • Exclusive: CenturyLink is rolling out a progressive new benefit to all of its full-time U.S. employees
    American City Business Journals

    Exclusive: CenturyLink is rolling out a progressive new benefit to all of its full-time U.S. employees

    CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is expanding its employee benefits to include child care, aging adult care and even pet care — some of which will be subsidized by the company. The Monroe, Louisiana-based telecommunications giant is partnering with Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) to offer extended care benefits to its full-time U.S. employees, using a customized version of Care.com’s business offering, Care@Work. “Here at CenturyLink we are continuously looking for ways to help employees manage the things that are really important to them outside of work,” Stephanie Calhoun, vice president of talent management for CenturyLink, told Denver Business Journal.

  • Business Wire

    CenturyLink Helps Employees Care for Families, Selves Through Care.com Benefits

    More than 70 percent of working Americans** are caring for children, parents or senior family members – and those responsibilities can become even more stressful when it impacts their work. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is helping alleviate some of that stress for its full-time U.S. employees by partnering with Care.com (NYSE: CRCM), the world’s leading online marketplace for finding and managing family care, to provide Care@Work benefits.

  • CenturyLink Wins Department of Defense Learning Network EIS Award
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    CenturyLink Wins Department of Defense Learning Network EIS Award

    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that it recently won a task order to provide secure connectivity to the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)'s learning network via the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. This task order marks the first EIS award made by DoD.

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  • CenturyLink Secures DOI Task Order for Network Modernization
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    CenturyLink Secures DOI Task Order for Network Modernization

    CenturyLink (CTL) wins a mini contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior to deliver modern network services for the preservation of nation's natural resources.

  • CenturyLink Announces Debt Refinancing Initiatives
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    CenturyLink Announces Debt Refinancing Initiatives

    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) (the "Company" or "CenturyLink") announced that it agreed on Jan. 16, 2020 to sell $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of its newly-issued 4.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2027 (the "2027 Notes") in a private offering that will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Note Offering").

  • CenturyLink snags new federal contract valued up to $1.6 billion
    American City Business Journals

    CenturyLink snags new federal contract valued up to $1.6 billion

    CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) won a task order, worth up to $1.6 billion, to provide secure network services to the U.S. Department of the Interior and modernize its IT solutions. The contract was won via the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, or EIS, program. "The Department of the Interior selected CenturyLink to deliver secure, modern network services that will help the agency achieve its mission to conserve and manage our nation's natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people," David Young, CenturyLink senior vice president of public sector, said in a prepared statement.

  • CenturyLink scores federal network task order worth $1.6B
    American City Business Journals

    CenturyLink scores federal network task order worth $1.6B

    The task order calls on CenturyLink to deliver managed core network and security services across the Department of Interior's enterprise network

  • Moody's

    CenturyLink, Inc. -- Moody's assigns Ba3 to CenturyLink's proposed senior secured notes

    Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has assigned a Ba3 to CenturyLink, Inc.'s (CenturyLink) proposed $750 million senior secured notes due 2027 (Secured Notes), in line with existing secured debt at this ultimate holding company entity. The net proceeds from the sale of the Secured Notes, together with cash on hand, will be used to pay down a portion of CenturyLink's existing senior secured term loan facilities. All other ratings including the company's Ba3 corporate family rating (CFR) and stable outlook are unchanged.

  • U.S. Dept. of the Interior Awards CenturyLink $1.6 Billion EIS Network Services Win
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    U.S. Dept. of the Interior Awards CenturyLink $1.6 Billion EIS Network Services Win

    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that it won a task order, worth up to $1.6 billion, to provide secure network services and IT modernization solutions to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) via the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program.