CenturyLink Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

CTL -- USA Stock  

USD 15.77  0.43  0.03%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding CenturyLink is 'Strong 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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Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon CenturyLink has a risk adjusted performance of (0.38), jensen alpha of (0.41), total risk alpha of (0.38), sortino ratio of 0.0 and treynor ratio of (0.76)
Our 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 9.25X, 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

CenturyLink Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.44Value At Risk3.94
Potential Upside2.84Standard Deviation2.20
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Simplex Trading LlcCall Options4.8 K7.3 M
Lawson Kroeker Investment Management IncCommon Shares445.4 K6.7 M
Retirement Systems Of AlabamaCommon Shares438.3 K6.6 M
Sit Investment Associates Inc 1Common Shares377.4 K5.7 M
Gulf International Bank Uk LtdCommon Shares235.5 K3.6 M
Simplex Trading LlcPut Options2.3 K3.5 M
Virtu Financial LlcCommon Shares200.8 K3 M
Dnb Asset Management AsCommon Shares187.1 K2.8 M
State Of Alaska Department Of RevenueCommon Shares179.8 K2.7 M

CenturyLink Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.58
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.18

CenturyLink Volatility Alert

CenturyLink exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.1 and kurtosis of 0.03. 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 Equity10.04% (15.17)%
Return On Asset3.35% (15.64)%
Profit Margin7.81% (5.50)%
Operating Margin36.19% (10.91)%
Current Valuation53.72B152.14B
Shares Outstanding1.08B1.43B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.75% 6.91%
Shares Owned by Institutions76.74% 18.37%
Number of Shares Shorted89.18M3.24M
Price to Earning9.25X40.69X
Price to Book0.77X14.44X
Price to Sales0.76X17.81X
Gross Profit10B21.75B
Net Income1.8B517.71M
Cash and Equivalents390M3.89B
Cash per Share0.36X5.17X
Total Debt36.53B7.36B
Debt to Equity160.10% 0.72%
Current Ratio0.78X3.30X
Book Value Per Share21.10X13.64X
Cash Flow from Operations3.12B1.25B
Short Ratio6.04X2.09X
Earnings Per Share1.75X2.30X
Price to Earnings To Growth(1.93)X1.22X
Number of Employees46K10.67K
Market Capitalization17.48B29.78B
Total Asset47.6B126.86B
Retained Earnings(1000K)38.24B
Working Capital(1.95B)3.58B
Current Asset2.65B36.8B
   Payment of 4734 shares by Scott Trezise of CenturyLink subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

CenturyLink Market Momentum

CenturyLink Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

CenturyLink generates negative expected return over the last 30 days
CenturyLink has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
The company has 36.53B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 160.1 . This implies that the company may be unable to create cash to meet all of its financial commitments. CenturyLink has Current Ratio of 0.76 suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due.
Over 77.0% of CenturyLink shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies

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CenturyLink Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price19.50
Target Mean Price20.86
Recommendation Mean2.70
Target High Price29.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions14
Target Low Price16.00
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