Analysts See $0.22 EPS for CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

January 23, 2018 - By Lynda A. Deweese

 Analysts See $0.22 EPS for CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 65 investors sold CenturyLink, Inc. shares while 190 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 436.00 million shares or 1.89% less from 444.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Landscape Ltd Com holds 73,409 shares. Manchester Ltd Company reported 1,234 shares stake. Lenox Wealth owns 33 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Quantbot Techs Limited Partnership owns 0.05% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 29,360 shares. Ontario – Canada-based 1832 Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.04% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Cantab Cap Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership, United Kingdom-based fund reported 2,676 shares. Profund Ltd stated it has 14,147 shares. Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd owns 63,237 shares. Focused Wealth Management Inc has invested 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). New York-based Paradigm Asset Com Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.51% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). M&T Bank & Trust Corp accumulated 51,505 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 10,451 shares. Dupont Cap holds 0% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 2,509 shares. Us Bancorp De reported 97,050 shares. Omers Administration holds 0.06% or 292,400 shares.

Analysts expect CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to report $0.22 EPS on February, 14.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 59.26 % from last quarter’s $0.54 EPS. CTL’s profit would be $235.18 million giving it 20.08 P/E if the $0.22 EPS is correct. After having $0.42 EPS previously, CenturyLink, Inc.’s analysts see -47.62 % EPS growth. The stock increased 2.08% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $17.67. About 8.88M shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since January 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) Ratings Coverage

Among 21 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, January 25. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, March 17 by Jefferies. Citigroup maintained CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) on Monday, March 14 with “Neutral” rating. On Tuesday, October 13 the stock rating was initiated by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, August 7. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, December 13. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 4 with “Underweight”. The rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, September 22. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets.

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $18.89 billion. It operates through two divisions, Business and Consumer. It has a 30.47 P/E ratio. The firm offers broadband services, which allow clients to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites.

More notable recent CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “CenturyLink announces two additional leadership appointments” on January 02, 2018, also Zacks.com with their article: “Bear of the Day: CenturyLink, Inc (CTL)” published on January 12, 2018, Fool.com published: “Why Mega-Yielding CenturyLink, Inc. Crashed 30% in 2017” on January 09, 2018. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “CenturyLink Has Leveled Up” published on December 29, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “What to Expect from CenturyLink, Inc. in 2018” with publication date: January 02, 2018.

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