CenturyLink Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

CTL -- USA Stock  

USD 19.36  0.78  3.87%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding CenturyLink is 'Cautious Hold'. Macroaxis provides CenturyLink buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding CTL positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of CenturyLink available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from CTL buy-and-hold prospective. Check also CenturyLink Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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For the selected time horizon CenturyLink has a mean deviation of 1.99, semi deviation of 0.0, standard deviation of 2.72, variance of 7.39, downside variance of 0.0 and semi variance of 0.0
This buy or sell advice tool can be used to cross verify current analyst consensus on CenturyLink and to analyze the company potential to grow in the current economic cycle. To make sure CenturyLink is not overpriced, please confirm all CenturyLink fundamentals including its Current Ratio, Retained Earnings and the relationship between Net Income and Price to Earnings To Growth . Given that CenturyLink has Price to Earning of 11.55 times, we suggest you validate CenturyLink market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

CenturyLink Thematic Classifications

Impulse IdeaImpulse
Macroaxis evolving impulse stocks
Communication IdeaCommunication
USA Equities from Communication industry as classified by Fama & French

CenturyLink Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.67Value At Risk5.45
Potential Upside1.82Standard Deviation2.72
 Return Density 

CenturyLink Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.49
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.2

CenturyLink Volatility Alert

CenturyLink exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -1.14 and kurtosis of 1.6. However, we advise investors to further study CenturyLink technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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CenturyLink Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsCenturyLinkPeer Average
Return On Equity8.96 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset2.89 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin7.62 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin35.47 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation60.23 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding1.08 B1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.76 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions78.37 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted81.97 M3.24 M
Price to Earning11.55 times40.69 times
Price to Book0.98 times14.44 times
Price to Sales1.07 times17.81 times
Revenue21.2 B9.85 B
Gross Profit10 B21.75 B
EBITDA7.52 B1.41 B
Net Income1.62 B517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents700 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.65 times5.17 times
Total Debt37.31 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity162.30 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.99 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share21.31 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations2.19 B1.25 B
Short Ratio7.26 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share1.81 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth1.07 times1.22 times
Number of Employees47 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization22.6 B29.78 B
Total Asset47.6 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings(1000 K)38.24 B
Working Capital(1.95 B)3.58 B
Current Asset2.65 B36.8 B
   CenturyLink exotic insider transaction detected [view details]

CenturyLink Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

CenturyLink generates negative expected return over the last 30 days
CenturyLink has high likelihood to experience some financial distress in the next 2 years
CenturyLink has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
The company has 37.31 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 162.3 . This implies that the company may be unable to create cash to meet all of its financial commitments. CenturyLink has Current Ratio of 0.97 suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due.
Over 78.0% of CenturyLink shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
On August 30, 2018 CenturyLink paid $ 0.54 per share dividend to its current shareholders
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: CenturyLink exotic insider transaction detected

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CenturyLink Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price20.00
Target Mean Price21.44
Recommendation Mean2.60
Target High Price29.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions16
Target Low Price17.00
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