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CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$17.31 USD

17.31
18,087,506

-0.03 (-0.17%)

Updated Jan 19, 2018 04:01 PM ET

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A Value | D Growth | C Momentum | C VGM

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Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 25.71%
2 Buy 18.12%
3 Hold 9.91%
4 Sell 5.49%
5 Strong Sell 2.29%
S&P 500 9.79%

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The Zacks Industry Rank assigns a rating to each of the 265 X (Expanded) Industries based on their average Zacks Rank.

An industry with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #1's and #2's will have a better average Zacks Rank than one with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #4's and #5's.

The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top industry (1 out of 265), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries. The industry with the worst average Zacks Rank (265 out of 265) would place in the bottom 1%.

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The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

As an investor, you want to buy stocks with the highest probability of success. That means you want to buy stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 or #2, Strong Buy or Buy, which also has a Score of an A or a B in your personal trading style.

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The Zacks Equity Research reports, or ZER for short, are our in-house, independently produced research reports.

The ever popular one-page Snapshot reports are generated for virtually every single Zacks Ranked stock. It's packed with all of the company's key stats and salient decision making information. Including the Zacks Rank, Zacks Industry Rank, Style Scores, the Price, Consensus & Surprise chart, graphical estimate analysis and how a stocks stacks up to its peers.

The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

Researching stocks has never been so easy or insightful as with the ZER Analyst and Snapshot reports.

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Fiscal Year End for CenturyLink, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents NA 222 126 128 168
Receivables NA 2,017 1,943 1,988 1,977
Notes Receivable NA 0 0 0 0
Inventories NA 0 0 0 0
Other Current Assets NA 2,923 581 1,460 1,762
Total Current Assets NA 5,162 2,650 3,576 3,907
Net Property & Equipment NA 17,039 18,069 18,433 18,646
Investments & Advances NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges NA 0 0 0 0
Intangibles NA 23,978 26,225 27,295 28,411
Deposits & Other Assets NA 838 660 843 823
Total Assets NA 47,017 47,604 50,147 51,787
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Notes Payable NA 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable NA 1,179 968 1,226 1,111
Current Portion Long-Term Debt NA 1,503 1,503 550 785
Current Portion Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses NA 1,275 1,072 1,107 1,437
Income Taxes Payable NA 301 318 309 339
Other Current Liabilities NA 1,091 743 726 737
Total Current Liabilities NA 5,349 4,604 3,918 4,409
Mortgages NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income NA 3,471 3,569 4,030 4,753
Convertible Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt NA 18,185 18,722 20,121 20,181
Non-Current Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities NA 6,613 6,649 7,055 5,253
Minority Interest (Liabilities) NA 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities NA 33,618 33,544 35,124 34,596
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Preferred Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) NA 547 544 569 584
Capital Surplus NA 14,970 15,178 16,324 17,343
Retained Earnings NA -1 272 147 66
Other Equity NA -2,117 -1,934 -2,017 -802
Treasury Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity NA 13,399 14,060 15,023 17,191
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity NA 47,017 47,604 50,147 51,787
Total Common Equity 0 13,399 14,060 15,023 17,191
Shares Outstanding 1,069.00 546.60 549.00 570.70 591.00
Book Value Per Share 0.00 24.51 25.61 26.32 29.09

Fiscal Year End for CenturyLink, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents NA 160 342 214 222
Receivables NA 1,888 1,868 1,854 2,017
Notes Receivable NA 0 0 0 0
Inventories NA 0 0 0 0
Other Current Assets NA 646 698 2,900 2,923
Total Current Assets NA 2,694 2,908 4,968 5,162
Net Property & Equipment NA 17,634 17,583 17,016 17,039
Investments & Advances NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges NA 0 0 0 0
Intangibles NA 23,391 23,596 23,780 23,978
Deposits & Other Assets NA 6,817 6,838 838 838
Total Assets NA 50,536 50,925 46,602 47,017
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016
Notes Payable NA 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable NA 939 944 994 1,179
Current Portion Long-Term Debt NA 124 196 1,499 1,503
Current Portion Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses NA 1,204 1,169 1,081 1,275
Income Taxes Payable NA 357 290 460 301
Other Current Liabilities NA 642 644 1,062 1,091
Total Current Liabilities NA 3,266 3,243 5,096 5,349
Mortgages NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income NA 3,128 3,230 3,461 3,471
Convertible Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt NA 24,854 24,881 18,180 18,185
Non-Current Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities NA 6,485 6,559 6,613
Minority Interest (Liabilities) NA 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities NA 37,576 37,839 33,296 33,618
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016
Preferred Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) NA 550 550 549 547
Capital Surplus NA 14,370 14,637 14,733 14,970
Retained Earnings NA 34 -51 110 -1
Other Equity NA -1,994 -2,050 -2,086 -2,117
Treasury Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity NA 12,960 13,086 13,306 13,399
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity NA 50,536 50,925 46,602 47,017
Total Common Equity 0 12,960 13,086 13,306 13,399
Shares Outstanding 1,069.00 549.60 549.70 548.80 546.60
Book Value Per Share 0.00 23.58 23.81 24.25 24.51