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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 14989.28. It is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 15.06, a forward P/E of 11.34 and EPS of 1.79. At a stock price of 26.98 (-1.64%) it has a dividend yield of 8.01%.

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 -5.93% and more long-term 0.06% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 41.80%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 20.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -0.50%.

For performance, CenturyLink, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -4.83%. For the last month performance for CenturyLink, Inc. is -6.53%. While the last quarter is 0.95% and half year, -10.36%. Finally for the year, performance is 11.38%.

The 52-week high for CenturyLink, Inc., is at -14.82%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 30.14%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.63% and -2.13% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.51%, and for the month it is 1.72%. CenturyLink, Inc., has a target price of 29.85.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.3, and for total debt/equity CenturyLink, Inc. has 1.4. The gross margin is 56.60%, while operating margin is 15.40%, the profit margin is 5.50%. The current ratio is 0.6 and the quick ratio is 0.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.40%, with instituitional ownership at 75.20%. CenturyLink, Inc. has a payout ratio of 120.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 555.57. The shares float is 542.84, with the float short at 9.11%, with short ratio coming to 10.63.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see CenturyLink, Inc., get 2.00%, with its returns on investment at 6.30%. Return on equity is 6.90%. So will the investors see the target price of 29.85, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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