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CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14623.95. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for CenturyLink, Inc. is 27.5 (with a change from open of 0.36%), this in conjunction with a target price of 30.17. Volume today has so far reached 1216477, with an average volume of about 4325.96. The GAP for this stock, is -0.62%.

The P/E ratio is 15.39, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.61. The current EPS for CenturyLink, Inc., is 1.79, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 16.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 15.97%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CenturyLink, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -6.02% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 0.06%. Quarter over quarter is 41.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -12.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 20.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 75.00%. Shares outstanding is 530.43, while shares float is at a value of 530.43. Float short for CenturyLink, Inc. is 10.13% and the short ratio is 12.42.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.3, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.4. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 56.60% and their operating margin is 15.40%. The profit margin is 5.50%.

CenturyLink, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 2.00%, and on investment, 6.30%. Return on equity is 6.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 256.42. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.82, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.06 and Price/cash is 76.57, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 6.07.

The simple moving averages are -2.13% and -1.24% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -13.18% and the 52 week low is 32.65%.

CenturyLink, Inc. has a dividend yield of 7.83%, with a current price of 27.5. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 120.40%. This is in an industry, Telecom Services – Domestic, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. CenturyLink, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry means that CenturyLink, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 2.00%, with performance for the month coming to 0.47%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -10.22%, and for the half year the performance is 15.37%. Volatility for this week is 2.72% and for the month this is 1.95%.

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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