Analyst Research and Recommendations: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN)

Shares of CTL have downtrended -18.43% in the past three months. The United Kingdom-based Aviva Public Ltd Company has invested 0.05% in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL). The company’s shares were assimilated at $23.35 per share worth to an investment of some $999,380 on account of Owens William Arthur. The Beta for the stock stands at 0.90. Analysts had predicted $0.49. “Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company’s performance the analyst decides if their stock is a “buy”, sell” or hold”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 14 report. Rnc Capital Management Llc sold 27,697 shares as Centurylink Inc (CTL)’s stock rose 2.43%. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research to “Hold” on Tuesday, June 13. ValuEngine raised shares of CenturyLink from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. A 4 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:MEET) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

CTL is now undervalued by -20.44% relative to the average 1-year price target of $26.07 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts.

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)’s mean Altman Z-Score: 0.63 during the last 7 years. The 20-day RSI for CTL is 41.93%, which suggests that the stock is not particularly expensive or cheap, and not predisposed to a reactive price movement based on this measure.

The P/E ratio is now 29.32 and the market value is 11.12B. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:CTL) price has been as high as $33.45 and as low as $18.41.

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. Moreover, Skylands Capital Llc has 0.02% invested in the company for 23,000 shares. The company had revenue of $4.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.09 billion.

The collective rating of 2.7 for CenturyLink, Inc. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by -19.31%, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.63 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that CenturyLink will post $1.95 earnings per share for the current year.

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Most recently the business also announced a periodic dividend, expected to be paid on early Fri, Sep 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be given a dividend of $0.54 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. This dividend amount represented a yeild of $10.68. CenturyLink’s yield ratio is presently 313.04%.

(NYSE:CTL) has been trading recently. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of CenturyLink by 22.6% in the second quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 220,658 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $5,201,000 after buying an additional 4,760 shares during the last quarter. Exane Derivatives has an ownership of 5,209 stocks of the technology firms shares valued at $123,000 after scooping up an extra 1,194 stocks in the previous period. Exane Derivatives raised its stake in CenturyLink by 29.7% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 36,296 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $855,000 after buying an additional 645 shares during the last quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc now holds 6,436,651 shares valued at $153,707,000. Lastly, State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new position in stocks of CenturyLink during the Q1 worth at about $200,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock.

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