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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 16693.21. It is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 18.3, a forward P/E of 12.59 and EPS of 1.69. At a stock price of 31.36 (1.72%) it has a dividend yield of 7.01%.

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 -5.52% 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 0.62%. For the last month performance for CenturyLink, Inc. is 10.74%. While the last quarter is 0.30% and half year, 28.97%. Finally for the year, performance is 18.24%.

The 52-week high for CenturyLink, Inc., is at -2.87%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 48.41%. The 20-day simple moving average is 10.23% and 13.63% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.45%, and for the month it is 1.76%. 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 75.80%. CenturyLink, Inc. has a payout ratio of 128.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 541.46. The shares float is 541.46, with the float short at 9.54%, with short ratio coming to 9.76.

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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