Basic Trading Data for CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

In the past 52-week period, shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) have moved within the range of $13.16 to $27.61. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $15.70, which is 43.14% higher than its 52-week high.

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 8.28%, and a 50-day SMA of -7.33%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $16.47 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Gauging the level of enthusiasm that Wall Street analysts have for a particular stock is important when considering an investment. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) is Hold.

When it comes to reporting sales figures, public companies typically post earnings and revenue that fall above or below the average Wall Street forecast. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) delivered a 0.63% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $4.03 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $4.06 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) delivered a 7.04% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.42 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.45 per share.

Ownership at CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

A publicly-traded company’s most recent 13F filings give us important details about the organization’s institutional ownership. CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 83.96% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $14.25 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), there were 61 new positions totaling 17,911,166 shares of the company’s stock. There were 95 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 24,782,724 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Taking a look at a stock’s average volume – in the long, medium and short terms – is helpful for understanding investor sentiment and trading activity. CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) has had a 20-day average volume of 18,196,035 shares, with an average of 60% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 16,949,063 shares, with an average of 25% of medium term indicators pointing toward Sell. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 13,439,319 shares with 67% of long-term indicators pointing to Sell.