CenturyLink Inc Receives a Buy from Merrill Lynch

Lloyd Doyle
May 17, 2018

This company shares are 0.71% off its target price of $19.74 and the current market capitalization stands at $21.15B. ValuEngine cut shares of CenturyLink from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. LPL Financial LLC increased its stake in CenturyLink by 40.6% in the fourth quarter. The stock increased 1.56% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $16.9. Volume is the number of shares or agreement traded in a security or a whole market during a given period. It has outperformed by 10.74% the S&P500. OppenheimerFunds Inc. increased its stake in CenturyLink by 62.7% in the fourth quarter. (CTL) by 22.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Frontfour Capital Group Llc bought 539,118 shares as the company's stock declined 6.44% with the market. Riggs Asset Managment Inc owns 47 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. RBC Capital Markets upgraded CenturyLink, Inc. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.105 during the last trading session, reaching $19.265. Adell Harriman & Carpenter reported 53,399 shares.

Analysts await CenturyLink, Inc. It improved, as 78 investors sold CTL shares while 110 reduced holdings. Therefore 30% are positive. Macquarie lowered CenturyLink from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating in a report on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank maintained CenturyLink, Inc.

CTL has been the subject of several research reports.

2/16/2018-Barclays Reiterated Rating of Hold. (NYSE:CTL) rating on Thursday, February 15.

Stocks to Watch: TripAdvisor, Inc. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, May 3. Whereas 10 of them predict the stock is a hold. (NYSE:CTL) on Tuesday, April 3. (NYSE:CTL) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Thursday, August 6. As per Wednesday, December 13, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley.

USA stocks slipped on Tuesday after the most recent retail sales data indicated rising inflation and pushed up Treasury yields, while trade concerns lingered with no signs of progress in U.S.

CenturyLink traded down $0.36, hitting $19.24, during midday trading on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc.

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. This gauge is crucial in determining whether investors are moved toward the direction of buying more of the stock, or else doing the contradictory side and selling more of the stock. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 6,264 shares of the technology company's stock worth $104,000 after acquiring an additional 3,568 shares during the period.

Profitability Ratios (ROE, ROA, ROI): Looking into the profitability ratios of TRIP stock, an investor will find its ROE, ROA, ROI standing at -2%, -1.2% and 4.3%, respectively. Also, there are 1 buy, 0 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.56 average brokerage recommendation. 118 funds took holdings and 256 increased holdings. 888.76 million shares or 103.84% more from 436.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fifth Third Bancorporation accumulated 36,142 shares. Harvest Management Lc, New York-based fund reported 35,703 shares. Intrust National Bank & Trust Na invested in 32,357 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp holds 0% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. Raymond James Services Incorporated invested in 86,534 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Ltd holds 0.02% in CenturyLink, Inc.

On 8/23/2016 NYSE:CTL - CenturyLink announced a quarterly dividend of $0.54 7.44% with an ex dividend date of 8/31/2016 which will be payable on 9/16/2016. The 10% Owner added these shares by way of transaction on April. 04, 2018. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 328,973 shares. It also reduced Norfolk Southn Corp Com (NYSE:NSC) stake by 7,127 shares and now owns 45,499 shares. Cowen & Co maintained CenturyLink, Inc. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. (NYSE:CTL) for 100,501 shares.

Analysts await BGC Partners, Inc. During the same period past year, the business earned $0.35 earnings per share. A stock that has a beta score higher than 1 means that volatility is high, while less than 1 means that volatility is low. Guardian Life Company Of America stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.25, from 1.49 in 2017Q3. Capwealth Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 3.9% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. 1,098 are owned by Ftb Advsrs Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) or 200,267 shares. (NYSE:CTL). California State Teachers Retirement System has 1.78 million shares. Jefferies Grp Ltd has invested 0.02% in CenturyLink, Inc. 301,200 are held by Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And. The company's shares were assimilated at $16.72 per share worth to an investment of some $127,408,373 on account of Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd. Rhumbline Advisers has 0.06% invested in CenturyLink, Inc.

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