Did CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Catch A Cold, Flu Or Worse?

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Wed 13 Feb (In 3 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.30 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.30 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 12.60%, a profit margin of 7.80% and a gross margin of 53.40%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Most recently, on February 5th, 2019, Citigroup Downgrade a Sell rating. Before that, on January 24th, 2019, Guggenheim Downgrade to Sell. MoffettNathanson Reiterated a Sell rating on November 19th, 2018, MoffettNathanson Downgrade an Sell rating on August 22nd, 2018, and Jefferies Upgrade a Buy rating on June 26th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 1.06B shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 15.07B. In the last trading day, 11,191,048 shares of CenturyLink, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 14.35M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$1.04 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -6.82% and a moving average of 14.46. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$1.79 (which is -11.19%) and the stock’s moving average was 15.20. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of CTL changed by -$4.23 (which is -22.94%) and demonstrated a moving average of 16.05.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 13.53%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 11.07% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 8.37%. Using a similar metric, CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 17.28% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 11.82% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 9.64%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was -0.53 over the past 9 days, -0.65 over the past two weeks, and -0.98 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $14.21 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $24.20 and a low of $13.88. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd sold more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 107,201,207 shares of the company’s stock following the subtraction of -16,000,000 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd now held 9.92% stake in CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) experienced a high price of $14.235 and low point of $13.97. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 14.21 per share, following a loss of -$0.09, or 0.64% during the full day.