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CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$21.29 USD

21.29
9,213,788

-0.70 (-3.18%)

Updated Oct 22, 2018 04:01 PM ET

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10.82%

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Will High Wireless Revenues Buoy Verizon's (VZ) Q3 Earnings?

Verizon Communications (VZ) is likely to record solid revenue growth in third-quarter 2018 with healthy traction in the Wireless segment.

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Will Healthy Top-Line Growth Benefit AT&T's (T) Q3 Earnings?

With a holistic growth model, AT&T (T) is likely to record solid performance in the upcoming earnings release.

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Viasat to Offer Ka-Band Connectivity Solution to G280 Jets

Viasat's (VSAT) high-capacity Ka-band inflight connectivity service will provide non-stop business communication and high-speed in-flight connectivity experience to fliers.

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CenturyLink (CTL) Launches Innovative Service Offerings

CenturyLink's (CTL) Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections solution is available across many locations in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe as well as on Amazon Web Services.

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Verizon Aims to Lower Costs Through Employee Retrenchment

Verizon Communications (VZ) intends to utilize the freed-up capital for higher investments in technology upgrade and state-of-the-art infrastructure for faster deployment of 5G.

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AT&T Connects Rural Alabama With Faster Broadband Services

AT&T (T) expands its Fixed Wireless Internet service across Alabama to deliver high-quality faster broadband to customers in under-served rural areas.

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Why CenturyLink (CTL) is Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates Again

CenturyLink (CTL) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

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Ericsson (ERIC) to Report Q3 Earnings: What Lies Ahead?

Ericsson (ERIC) is intensifying its cost-streamlining efforts with focus on structural changes, which will likely boost the bottom line in third-quarter 2018.

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Will Top-Line Growth Aid Badger Meter's (BMI) Q3 Earnings?

Management expects continued investments in technology and improved channels to market to bear fruit for Badger Meter (BMI) and lead to healthy improvement in order flow in Q3.

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CenturyLink Introduces Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections

Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections will help CenturyLink (CTL) provide on-demand, real-time network connections among enterprise locations, public data centers and cloud service providers.

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Zayo's Infrastructure Solution Chosen by Multinational Bank

Zayo (ZAYO) continues to extend global reach by expanding its fiber footprint and forging strategic partnerships with local providers.

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Wireless National Stock Outlook: Near-Term Prospects Alluring

With emergence of smart cities, connected vehicles and connected homes, near-term growth prospects appear promising for the telecom carriers.

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AT&T (T) Takes Its 5G Evolution Service to 99 New Markets

The extension of AT&T's (T) 5G Evolution service coverage is likely to lay the foundation for deployment of its 5G network.

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Verizon Trims Workforce to Lower Operating Costs by $10B

Verizon Communications' (VZ) strategic endeavor will benefit it to invest in technology upgrade and state-of-the-art infrastructure for faster deployment of 5G technology.

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Sprint Secure Mobile VPN Now Available to Business Customers

Sprint's (S) Secure Mobile VPN is a powerful IT tool for businesses built to boost productivity and overall corporate performance.

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AT&T Extends Broadband Connectivity Across Rural Alabama

With the inclusion of Alabama, AT&T (T) presently offers Fixed Wireless Internet service to more than 440,000 locations across 18 states.

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Zayo IP Solution to Connect Mexico Consumers With US Content

The IP solution will offer the Mexican telecom provider a seamless interconnection with U.S.-based content, gaming and webscale companies via Zayo Group Holdings' (ZAYO) data center in Dallas.

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Is CenturyLink (CTL) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

Is (CTL) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

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U.S. Cellular (USM) Hits Fresh High: Is There Still Room to Run?

U.S. Cellular (USM) is at a 52-week high, but can investors hope for more gains in the future? We take a look at the company's fundamentals for clues.

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Is First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund (FGD) a Hot ETF Right Now?

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CenturyLink Offers Safe Connectivity With Vyvx Cloud Connect

CenturyLink (CTL) has launched Vyvx Cloud Connect, a new network service that facilitates broadcasters as well as studio and stadium venues across the country to easily upload live and linear video into and out of the cloud.

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Why Is CenturyLink (CTL) Up 4.9% Since Last Earnings Report?

CenturyLink (CTL) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

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Can CenturyLink (CTL) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions?

CenturyLink (CTL) is seeing positive earnings estimate revisions, suggesting that it could be a solid choice for investors.

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CenturyLink Becomes AWS Managed Service Provider Partner

CenturyLink (CTL) provides cloud services and cloud management portfolio allowing customers to have low-latency access to virtually endless Amazon Web Services resources.

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Is the Options Market Predicting a Spike in CenturyLink (CTL) Stock?

CenturyLink (CTL) needs investors to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately.

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