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CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$19.88 USD


-0.12 (-0.60%)

Updated Jul 13, 2018 04:00 PM ET

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A Value | D Growth | F Momentum | C VGM

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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This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

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 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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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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CenturyLink (CTL) Upgrades Security Log Monitoring Solution

CenturyLink's (CTL) Security Log Monitoring solution equips organizations with rapid threat detection and response, particularly within their networks.


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CenturyLink (CTL) Supports Google Cloud Partner Interconnect

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Why Is CenturyLink (CTL) Down 2.5% Since its Last Earnings Report?

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CenturyLink (CTL) Secures 2-Year ISP Contract From Quilt

CenturyLink (CTL) continues to maintain its leading position as a provider of secure, best-in-class network solutions to large educational institutions and public consortiums.


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CenturyLink Secures Industry-First Certifications From Cisco

The accreditation validates the ability of CenturyLink (CTL) to continually deliver the highest levels of performance on certification criteria.


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CenturyLink Rides on Sales-Force Integration, Risks Remain

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CenturyLink (CTL) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 7.5%

CenturyLink (CTL) saw a big move last session, as its shares jumped nearly 8% on the day, amid huge volumes.


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Can Higher Business Sales Aid CenturyLink (CTL) Q1 Earnings?

Higher consolidated revenues are likely to bolster CenturyLink's (CTL) first-quarter earnings.


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CenturyLink (CTL) is expanding its horizon on cyber intelligence to better protect customers against globally evolving cyber threats.


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