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

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 13.39 B. It is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 24.06, a forward P/E of 11.81 and EPS of 1.02. At a stock price of 24.59 (0.16%) it has a dividend yield of 8.78%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 1.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by -26.80%. The next year growth is going to be about -1.79% and more long-term 1.03% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -31.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -4.40%.

For performance, CenturyLink, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 0.61%. For the last month performance for CenturyLink, Inc. is -2.77%. While the last quarter is 3.58% and half year, 3.96%. Finally for the year, performance is -0.57%.

The 52-week high for CenturyLink, Inc., is at -23.17%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 12.42%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.98% and -1.58% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.56%, and for the month it is 2.18%. CenturyLink, Inc., has a target price of 26.29.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.37, and for total debt/equity CenturyLink, Inc. has 1.48. The gross margin is 55.10%, while operating margin is 13.10%, the profit margin is 3.20%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 78.80%. CenturyLink, Inc. has a payout ratio of 210.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 544.58. The shares float is 544.58, with the float short at 18.70%, with short ratio coming to 10.45.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see CenturyLink, Inc., get 1.20%, with its returns on investment at 5.90%. Return on equity is 4.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 26.29, reached soon?

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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