How Many CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)’s Analysts Are Bullish?

February 19, 2018 - By reb123z

 How Many CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)'s Analysts Are Bullish?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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.
Twin Capital Mgmt holds 0.07% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 72,890 shares. Amalgamated Comml Bank holds 62,126 shares. Essex Fin Svcs accumulated 0.1% or 21,035 shares. California-based California State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.04% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Blair William & Il owns 0% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 31,755 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated owns 12.54 million shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning owns 800 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Wellington Shields And Ltd Co holds 10,348 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Kentucky Retirement Sys reported 0.05% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Eagle Asset Mngmt holds 133,638 shares. Sentinel Lba holds 0.26% or 82,400 shares. Suntrust Banks stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). First Foundation Advsr has 204,900 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Kentucky Retirement Fund holds 0.05% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 14,512 shares. The New York-based Evercore Wealth Management Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL).

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) Ratings Coverage

Among 21 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 58 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley. On Tuesday, October 13 the stock rating was initiated by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform”. Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Underweight” rating in Tuesday, September 15 report. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 9 report. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, January 8. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, May 15. Citigroup maintained the shares of CTL in report on Friday, August 7 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by SunTrust. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 22 by Evercore. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, November 9. Below is a list of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) latest ratings and price target changes.

15/02/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
08/01/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Neutral Upgrade
15/12/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $19 Upgrade
13/12/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: $27 New Target: $21.6 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $18.0 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $17.0 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Outperform Old Target: $28 New Target: $20 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $26.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 1.05% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $18.93. About 14.84M shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $20.24 billion. It operates through two divisions, Business and Consumer. It has a 8.57 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: Seekingalpha.com which released: “CenturyLink: 12% Yield Remains Solid” on February 16, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “The better buy” published on February 15, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “CenturyLink reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results” on February 14, 2018. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “UPDATE: RBC Capital Upgrades CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) to Outperform” published on January 25, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Reaction History: CenturyLink Inc, 66.7% Follow-Through Indicator, 4 …” with publication date: February 14, 2018.

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