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Morning Stock Stories: CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL)

With a market cap of 12.27 B, CenturyLink, Inc. has a large market cap size. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/05/1987. CenturyLink, Inc. is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and Technology sector. Average volume for CenturyLink, Inc., is 10554.29, and so far today it has a volume of 3208894. Performance year to date since the 11/05/1987 is -5.38%.

To help you determine whether CenturyLink, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.02 and forward P/E is 10.87. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CenturyLink, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.71 and the P/B ratio is 0.91. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 57.32 and 11.23 respectively.

At the current price CenturyLink, Inc. is trading at, 22.6 (0.47% today), CenturyLink, Inc. has a dividend yield of 9.60%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 210.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.02, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -1.71% after growing -26.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -31.10%, and -4.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 545.14, and the number of shares float is 544.47. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at 83.00%. The float short is 21.11%, with the short ratio at a value of 10.89. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.20%, and also a return on investment of 5.90%.

The ability for CenturyLink, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.37 and total debt/equity is 1.48. In terms of margins, CenturyLink, Inc. has a gross margin of 55.10%, with its operating margin at 13.10%, and CenturyLink, Inc. has a profit margin of 3.20%.

The 52 week high is -32.42%, with 1.23% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -7.68% and the 200 day simple moving average is -9.55%.

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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