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CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Bonds Trading 1.2% Lower

The firm has a market capitalization of $13.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.72 and a beta of 0.83. It operates through two divisions: general rentals, and trench, power and pump. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, July 11 by Macquarie Research. The company's shares closed on Friday at $18.98, close to its 52-week low of $18.19.

In recent action, CenturyLink, Inc. About 5.96M shares traded. Virginia-based Old Point Trust & Service N A has invested 1.25% in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL). It has underperformed by 2.43% the S&P500. CenturyLink had a net margin of 2.20% and a return on equity of 8.43%. The lowest target is $79.0 while the high is $130.0. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold". The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 1st. The company has market cap of $283.60 million. The company was upgraded on Thursday, January 26 by Avondale.

Atlantic holds 25,420 shares. Peconic Partners Llc owns 221,165 shares or 3.09% of their U.S. portfolio. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 51.18% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Shamrock Asset Mngmt Llc accumulated 0% or 2 shares.

Analysts await United Rentals, Inc. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 46.32, and it's gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. The dividend yield was $11.55. The technology company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.03).

About 509,726 shares traded. Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since September 16, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 55.06% the S&P500. Analysts anticipate that CenturyLink, Inc. will post $1.94 EPS for the current year. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 22% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 40 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 7,140 are held by Winslow Evans Crocker. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, August 14 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Friday, August 7.

More notable recent Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Jeff Auxier Buys LyondellBasell Industries NV, CenturyLink Inc, Cisco Systems ..." on August 17, 2017, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: "CenturyLink (CTL) Defers Level 3 Communications Acquisition" published on September 13, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "CenturyLink: Overcoming The Spectrum Crunch" on August 28, 2017. The stock of Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) earned "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 10. The firm has "Underweight" rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.22, from 1.3 in 2016Q3.

Among new and sold out positions, 95 holders initiated new positions by a total of 45.9 million shares and 81 holders exited their positions by a total of 12.19 million shares. 387.92 million shares or 1.17% less from 392.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Swiss National Bank increased its stake in CenturyLink by 0.5% in the second quarter. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 5th were paid a $0.54 dividend.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or Price to Earnings ratio. Credit Agricole S A stated it has 356,910 shares. Allsquare Wealth Management Ltd Co stated it has 1 shares. Intrust Bancshares Na has 24,822 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. State Common Retirement Fund reported 1.12 million shares. Mackenzie Fin, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 476,602 shares. Georgia-based Voya Mgmt Llc has invested 0.03% in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL). Proshare Advsr Lc invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL). State Street Corp raised its holdings in CenturyLink by 1.0% during the first quarter. It also reduced Us Bancorp (NYSE:USB) stake by 5,916 shares and now owns 127,510 shares.

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