CenturyLink Buy or Sell Recommendation

CenturyLink -- USA Stock  

USD 17.93  0.59  3.19%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding CenturyLink is '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 CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink buy-and-hold prospective. Check also CenturyLink Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus.

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For the selected time horizon CenturyLink has a risk adjusted performance of 0.0505, jensen alpha of 0.0469, total risk alpha of 0.0662, sortino ratio of 0.0372 and treynor ratio of 0.3145
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 7.97 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
Communication Services IdeaCommunication Services
Networking, telecom, long distance carriers, and other communication services

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.054031Value At Risk2.58
Potential Upside3.18Standard Deviation1.79
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
First Trust Advisors LpCommon Shares3.1 M50.8 M
Bank Of MontrealCommon Shares2.1 M34 M
Hexavest IncCommon Shares1.5 M24.7 M
Clark Estates IncCommon Shares1.4 M22.6 M
National Pension ServiceCommon Shares1.1 M17.8 M
Chevy Chase Trust Holdings IncCommon Shares822.5 K13.5 M
Strs OhioCommon Shares703.1 K11.6 M

CenturyLink Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.14
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.0359

CenturyLink Volatility Alert

CenturyLink has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.35 and kurtosis of -0.18. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate CenturyLink to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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CenturyLink Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsCenturyLinkPeer Average
Return On Equity7.53 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset2.42 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin7.87 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin35.44 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation55.42 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding1.07 B1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.82 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions81.16 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted51.36 M3.24 M
Price to Earning7.97 times40.69 times
Price to Book0.80 times14.44 times
Price to Sales1.07 times17.81 times
Revenue17.66 B9.85 B
Gross Profit9.45 B21.75 B
EBITDA6.26 B1.41 B
Net Income1.39 B517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents551 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.51 times5.17 times
Total Debt37.73 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity160.60 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.86 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share21.97 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations3.32 B1.25 B
Short Ratio2.91 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share2.21 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth1.54 times1.22 times
Number of Employees51 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization18.84 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
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