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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

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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Accumulation of dark fiber and small cells, upgradation of copper network infrastructures with fiber and wireless network in multiple cities are likely to drive Verizon's (VZ) wireline prospects.

T  VZ  CTL  FTR

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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.

FB  T  CTL  FTR

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

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Telecom Stock Roundup: Big Cable MSOs to Hike Price in 2018, FCC to Auction CAFII Subsidy

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

ERIC  T  VZ  DISH  LBTYA  CMCSA  TIVO  CTL  WIN  FTR  ATUS

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

In May 2016, the FCC had approved a reverse auction to provide an additional $2 billion in funds to rural broadband providers through its CAF II program in an effort to accelerate growth.

T  CTL  WIN  FTR

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Frontier Communications Expands Rural Broadband Services

Frontier Communications (FTR) to benefit from expansion of rural broadband services in eight states. Notably, the company outperformed CAF-II build out schedule.

CTL  WIN  FTR  CNSL

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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.

HRS  T  CTL  FTR

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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.

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Cincinnati Bell (CBB) Receives Wireless Backhaul Contract

Cincinnati Bell (CBB) is likely to gain from wireless-tower contract win and business growth opportunities in Hawaii.

CBB  HCOM  CTL  WIN

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CenturyLink (CTL) Down 13.2% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

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

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T-Mobile US (TMUS) Seeks FCC Permission for E-Band 5G Trial

T-Mobile US (TMUS) has sought permission from the FCC for microwave radio spectrum bands trail to initiate 5G deployment.

ERIC  NOK  CTL  TMUS

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Bear of the Day: CenturyLink (CTL)

The telecom industry is in flux, and this stock isn't keeping up.

CTL

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Should You Get Rid of CenturyLink (CTL) Now?

CenturyLink (CTL) has witnessed a significant price decline in the past four weeks, and is seeing negative earnings estimate revisions as well.

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New Strong Sell Stocks for November 14th

Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) List today:

PLOW  CENX  DIN  AAWW  CTL

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Telecommunications Industry Outlook - November 2017

After a lukewarm first half of 2017, most of the major telecommunications stocks performed well in the third quarter.

FTR  WIN  CTL  CMCSA  VZ  CBB  T

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Telecom Stock Roundup: CTL, TDS and DISH Disappoint in Q3, Mixed Bag for USM, ATUS and CABO

The last week looked like a bad spell for the telecom sector as most of the major telecom stocks lost value.

TDS  DISH  LBTYA  CABO  CTL  USM  ATUS

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CenturyLink (CTL) Misses Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

At the end of the third quarter of 2017, total access lines of CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) were 10.506 million, down 6.5% year over year.

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Telephone & Data Systems (TDS) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Lag

At the end of the third quarter of 2017, Telephone & Data Systems Inc. (TDS) had 575,300 residential wireline connections compared with 590,900 in the year-ago quarter.

TDS  CTL  FTR  USM

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Telephone and Data Systems (TDS): Earnings Preview for Q3

Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) boasts an impressive record of dividend payments. The company also focuses on diversifying its business model.

TDS  CTL  FTR  USM

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Will CenturyLink (CTL) Spring a Surprise in Q3 Earnings?

Erosion in local access lines, legal hurdles and a weakening cash and liquidity position are likely to affect CenturyLink's (CTL) Q3 earnings.

FB  T  DISH  CTL

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CenturyLink (CTL) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 5.3%

CenturyLink (CTL) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 5% on the day amid huge volumes.

CTL  AMAT

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Factors to Look for Ahead of Equinix's (EQIX) Q3 Earnings

Expansion in important markets and growing demand for data centers along with synergies from acquisition to drive Equinix's (EQIX) Q3 results.

EQIX  T  VZ  CTL

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Key Predictions for Q3 Earnings Reports of SBAC, CTL, LVLT

Telecommunication stocks have reported mixed third-quarter financial numbers. High customer concentration and consolidated wireless industry are likely to hurt the companies' top line.

SBAC  T  S  VZ  CTL  TMUS

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Telecom Stock Roundup: Verizon Unveils New Prepaid Plan, Qualcomm Offers Concession for NXP Deal

Though last week wasn't been too eventful for telecom companies, a few developments were worth noting.

AMZN  NFLX  QCOM  VZ  CTL  FTR  TMUS  NXPI

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CenturyLink Seeks FCC Nod for Wireless Spectrum Bands Tests

CenturyLink (CTL) seeks permission from the FCC to deploy fixed wireless spectrum bands to accelerate rural broadband expansion.

CTL  WIN  FTR  CNSL

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Frontier (FTR) to Test Fixed Wireless for Rural Broadband

Frontier Communications (FTR) to conduct tests for the deployment of fixed broadband wireless to accelerate rural broadband expansion.

CTL  WIN  FTR  CNSL

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Telecom Stock Roundup: T-Mobile US-Sprint Mulling Merger, CenturyLink-Level 3 Communications Deal Gets DOJ Nod

Last week was pretty eventful for the telecom industry despite most major telecom stocks losing value.

TWX  NFLX  T  S  CBB  VZ  DISH  CTL  TMUS

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Level 3 Communications (LVLT) to Expand Cloud Footprint

Level 3 Communications (LVLT) is making cloud-based Adaptive Network Security available across new regions by constructing gateways in more locations, to quickly respond to customers' security needs.

T  VZ  CMCSA  CTL

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Cincinnati Bell (CBB) Acquires OnX Enterprise Solutions

The takeover of OnX Enterprise Solutions will help Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB) in becoming a hybrid IT solutions provider.

CBB  VZ  CTL  WIN  FTR