CenturyLink Buy or Sell Recommendation

Macroaxis provides CenturyLink Inc 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 Inc 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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CenturyLink Inc -- USA Stock  

USD 17.43  0.12  0.69%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding CenturyLink Inc is 'Strong Sell'.
For the selected time horizon CenturyLink Inc has a mean deviation of 1.44, semi deviation of 0.0, standard deviation of 2.13, variance of 4.54, 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 Inc and to analyze the company potential to grow in the current economic cycle. To make sure CenturyLink is not overpriced, please confirm all CenturyLink Inc fundamentals including its Current Ratio, Retained Earnings and the relationship between Net Income and Price to Earnings To Growth . Given that CenturyLink Inc has Price to Earning of 29.84 times, we suggest you validate CenturyLink Inc 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.

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.09Value At Risk2.57
Potential Upside4.38Standard Deviation2.13
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Schwab Charles Investment Management IncCommon Shares4.4 M72.7 M
Bank Of MontrealCommon Shares1.5 M25.1 M
Hexavest IncCommon Shares1.5 M24.8 M
National Pension ServiceCommon Shares1.2 M19.2 M
Sit Investment Associates IncCommon Shares574 K9.6 M
Gulf International Bank Uk LtdCommon Shares306.9 K5.1 M
Oregon Public Employees Retirement FundCommon Shares228.1 K3.8 M
Bank Of MontrealPut Options62.7 K1 M

CenturyLink Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.5
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.16

CenturyLink Volatility Alert

CenturyLink Inc exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 1.07 and kurtosis of 2.18. However, we advise investors to further study CenturyLink Inc technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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FundamentalsCenturyLinkPeer Average
Return On Equity2.34 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset2.94 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin1.89 % (5.5) %
Operating Margin13.76 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation43.35 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding1.07 B1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.76 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions60.01 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted51.36 M3.24 M
Price to Earning29.84 times40.69 times
Price to Book0.73 times14.44 times
Price to Sales1.11 times17.81 times
Revenue16.62 B9.85 B
Gross Profit9.7 B21.75 B
EBITDA5.94 B1.41 B
Net Income314 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents160 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.15 times5.17 times
Total Debt24.98 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity192.7 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.82 times3.3 times
Book Value Per Share23.58 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations3.8 B1.25 B
Short Ratio2.91 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share0.58 times2.3 times
Price to Earnings To Growth(0.69) times1.22 times
Number of Employees42.5 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization18.5 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
Strong Sell


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Financial Leverage

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Risk Adjusted Performance(0.01159)
Market Risk Adjusted Performance0.2158
Mean Deviation1.44
Coefficient Of Variation(2,299)
Standard Deviation2.13
Information Ratio(0.16)
Jensen Alpha0.0153
Total Risk Alpha(1.23)
Treynor Ratio0.2058
Maximum Drawdown8.38
Value At Risk(2.57)
Potential Upside4.38

Current Valuation

CenturyLink Current Valuation Analysis
CenturyLink Inc is rated fifth in current valuation category among related companies. After adjusting for long-term liabilities, total market size of Diversified Telecommunications industry is currently estimated at about 791.15 Billion. CenturyLink holds roughly 43.35 Billion in current valuation claiming about 5% of equities under Diversified Telecommunications industry.