Among 21 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Thursday, November 9. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, May 3. As per Monday, July 18, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, November 10. The rating was initiated by Evercore on Wednesday, June 22 with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 14. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, September 17.

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 Analysts See $0.22 EPS for CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 65 investors sold CenturyLink, Inc. shares while 190 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 436.00 million shares or 1.89% less from 444.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Korea Invest Corp holds 46,573 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ray Gerald L & Limited has 12,400 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Sii Investments Wi invested 0.02% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 0.04% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 776,850 shares. Intrust Natl Bank Na holds 0.17% or 27,542 shares in its portfolio. Ftb reported 1,965 shares. Solutions Lc holds 57 shares. Capstone Financial Advsrs invested 0.17% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Carl Domino holds 1.34% or 57,970 shares. Whittier Trust Of Nevada Incorporated holds 210 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc invested 0.99% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Moreover, Sandy Spring Bank has 0% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 921 shares. Citadel Ltd Llc accumulated 1.54 million shares or 0.02% of the stock. Pinebridge Invests L P, a New York-based fund reported 18,321 shares. 292,400 are held by Omers Administration Corp.

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) Ratings Coverage

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $18.56 billion. It operates through two divisions, Business and Consumer. It has a 29.93 P/E ratio. The firm offers broadband services, which allow clients to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites.

Analysts expect CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to report $0.22 EPS on February, 14.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 59.26 % from last quarter’s $0.54 EPS. CTL’s profit would be $235.18 million giving it 19.73 P/E if the $0.22 EPS is correct. After having $0.42 EPS previously, CenturyLink, Inc.’s analysts see -47.62 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $17.36. About 11.53M shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

More notable recent CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Zacks.com which released: “Bear of the Day: CenturyLink, Inc (CTL)” on January 12, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Mega-Yielding CenturyLink, Inc. Crashed 30% in 2017” published on January 09, 2018, Fool.com published: “What to Expect from CenturyLink, Inc. in 2018” on January 02, 2018. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “CenturyLink Has Leveled Up” published on December 29, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Is Centurylink Inc Stock a Treasure or Trap? 3 Pros, 3 Cons” with publication date: January 08, 2018.

January 13, 2018 – By Louis Casey

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