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CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

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+0.29 (1.67%)

Updated Apr 20, 2018 03:58 PM ET

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A Value | F Growth | D Momentum | D VGM

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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.

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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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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 Extends Visibility Into Cyber Threat Landscape

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


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Frontier Communications Reaches Tentative Deal With CWA

Labor negotiations raise optimism about Frontier Communications' (FTR) prospects. The company can now better serve its customers with expanded broadband connections.


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Why Is CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Down -11.29% Since its Last Earnings Report?

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


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CenturyLink Gets DOJ Nod for Level 3 Communications Asset Sale

CenturyLink (CTL) gains DOJ approval for the sale of Level 3 Communications' fiber network assets in Albuquerque and Boise areas.


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Are Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in CenturyLink (CTL) Stock?

Surging implied volatility makes CenturyLink (CTL) stock lucrative to the option traders.


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Cincinnati Bell (CBB) Incurs Loss in Q4, Revenues Miss

At the end of 2017, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB) had 0.1837 million residential voice lines, down 8.7% year over year and 0.3331 million business voice lines, up 3.3% year over year.


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CenturyLink (CTL) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Miss Estimates

As of Dec 31, 2017, CenturyLink Inc.'s (CTL) total access lines were 10.282 million, down 7.3% year over year.


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Will Merger Synergies Aid Global Payments (GPN) Q4 Earnings?

Global Payments' (GPN) top line will be aided by synergies from Heartland Payments and increasing demand for electronic payment transactions.


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Is a Beat in Store for CenturyLink (CTL) in Q4 Earnings?

CenturyLink (CTL) looks good ahead of Q4 earnings on the back of its growing fiber assets and newly launched OTT services. Declining access lines and broadband subscriber losses are likely to hurt.


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Will America Movil (AMX) Disappoint Investors in Q4 Earnings?

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Is a Surprise Coming for CenturyLink (CTL) This Earnings Season?

CenturyLink (CTL) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP.


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Infinera (INFN) Betters Q4 Earnings Estimates, Revenues Beat

Collaborations, mergers and other strategic business moves drove Infinera (INFN) in Q4. Stiff competition is a woe.


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Infinera (INFN) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's in Store?

Stiff competition is expected to hurt Infinera (INFN) in Q4. However, collaborations and mergers are positives.


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AT&T vs Qualcomm: Which Stock is Poised for Better Earnings?

AT&T (T) is strong on the back of wireless opportunities, while Qualcomm (QCOM) is likely to benefit from improved chipset sales.


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Sprint (S) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

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AT&T Finalizes Deal With Communications Workers of America

Labor agreements with CWA will help AT&T (T) strengthen relationship with the union, thereby encouraging employees to continue working with the company.


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Bear of the Day: CenturyLink, Inc (CTL)

Merger issues, and increased capex are hurting the top line.


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Why Investors Should Hold Equinix (EQIX) for Higher Returns?

Equinix (EQIX) is on a growth trajectory, gathering momentum from its positive earnings surprise history and robust fundamentals.


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The U.S. telecom industry did not witness much activity last week.


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FCC's $2B CAF Auction to Strengthen Network in Rural U.S.

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Frontier Communications Expands Rural Broadband Services

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AT&T Mobility Unveils Details of Tentative Deal With CWA

AT&T (T) reveals information related to a tentative deal relating to Mobility Orange Unit employees representing CWA.


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CenturyLink (CTL) Looks Good: Stock Adds 8.2% in Session

CenturyLink (CTL) shares rose more than 8% in the last trading session, amid huge volumes.