CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14730.34. 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 27.01 (with a change from open of 0.13%), this in conjunction with a target price of 29.85. Volume today has so far reached 1569974, with an average volume of about 4650.88. The GAP for this stock, is 0.33%.
The P/E ratio is 15.01, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.32. 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 13.11%.
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 75.20%. Shares outstanding is 547.8, while shares float is at a value of 542.84. Float short for CenturyLink, Inc. is 9.41% and the short ratio is 10.98.
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 250.09. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.83, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.04 and Price/cash is 77.12, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 6.12.
The simple moving averages are -7.26% and -2.05% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.71% and the 52 week low is 30.31%.
CenturyLink, Inc. has a dividend yield of 8.03%, with a current price of 27.01. 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 -3.48%, with performance for the month coming to -6.30%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.19%, and for the half year the performance is 11.40%. Volatility for this week is 2.10% and for the month this is 1.70%.
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