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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)?

The company in question is, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) currently with a stock price of 27.69 (-1.25% today). The market cap for CenturyLink, Inc. is 15578.18, and is in the sector Technology, and Telecom Services – Domestic industry. The target price for CenturyLink, Inc. is 29.85. Currently CenturyLink, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 15.65, and a forward P/E of 11.79. Average volume for CenturyLink, Inc. is 4734.49 and so far today it is 261197.

Performance in the last year for CenturyLink, Inc. has been 15.10%. For EPS growth, CenturyLink, Inc. has seen a growth of 16.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -5.93%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -12.70% over the last five years and could be 0.06% for the next five years. CenturyLink, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 41.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.35%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.52%.

Since the IPO date for CenturyLink, Inc. on the 11/5/1987, CenturyLink, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 17.94%. With CenturyLink, Inc. trading at 27.69, the dividend yield is 7.70%, and the EPS is 1.79.

So could CenturyLink, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.65. The PEG is 260.79, P/S is 0.87 and the P/B is at 1.08. The P/cash is 81.56, with P/free cash flow at 6.47.

CenturyLink, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.3, and total debt/equity at 1.4.

In terms of margins, CenturyLink, Inc. has a gross margin of 56.60%, an operating margin of 15.40% and a profit margin of 5.50%.Payout ratio for CenturyLink, Inc. is 120.40%. Return on assets come to 2.00% with return on investment coming to 6.30%.

Insider ownership for CenturyLink, Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 75.20%. Outstanding shares are at 555.57. While shares float is 542.84. The float short is currently 9.11%, and short ratio is 10.44.

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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