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How has CenturyLink, Inc.:(NYSE:CTL) performed recently?

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 16379.72. It is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 18.15, a forward P/E of 12.5 and EPS of 1.69. At a stock price of 30.29 (-0.98%) it has a dividend yield of 7.06%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -12.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by 16.70%. The next year growth is going to be about -5.52% and more long-term 0.28% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 28.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 20.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -1.10%.

For performance, CenturyLink, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.13%. For the last month performance for CenturyLink, Inc. is 4.15%. While the last quarter is 2.06% and half year, 25.99%. Finally for the year, performance is 14.31%.

The 52-week high for CenturyLink, Inc., is at -6.18%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 43.34%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.45% and 9.39% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.03%, and for the month it is 1.77%. CenturyLink, Inc., has a target price of 29.57.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.39, and for total debt/equity CenturyLink, Inc. has 1.43. The gross margin is 56.60%, while operating margin is 14.80%, the profit margin is 5.20%. The current ratio is 0.8 and the quick ratio is 0.7.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 76.20%. CenturyLink, Inc. has a payout ratio of 128.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 535.46. The shares float is 535.46, with the float short at 9.52%, with short ratio coming to 9.56.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see CenturyLink, Inc., get 1.90%, with its returns on investment at 6.30%. Return on equity is 6.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 29.57, reached soon?

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