How Frontier Communications’ Dividend Yield Compares to Its Peers
Frontier Communications’ dividend yield
Dividend yield measures a company’s annual dividend per share relative to its price per share. It signifies the amount of cash an investor is receiving for every dollar invested in the company’s equity. Investors seek out stocks with high dividend yields for income stability.
Frontier Communications’ (FTR) dividend yield was ~17.9% on September 7, 2017, which was higher than the dividend yield for CenturyLink (CTL) at ~11.6%. Meanwhile, Windstream’s (WIN) dividend yield was ~27.2% on the same date.
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Shareholder returns and stock trends
On September 7, 2017, Frontier Communications (FTR) stock was trading at $13.41. FTR stock was trading 1.6% below its 20-day moving average of $13.63, 9.0% below its 50-day moving average of $14.73, and 26.3% below its 100-day moving average of $18.20.
On September 7, 2017, Frontier Communications had a market capitalization of ~$1.1 billion. In the US wireline space, CenturyLink and Windstream reported market cap levels of ~$10.3 billion and ~$0.4 billion, respectively.
On September 7, the market cap figures for AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) were significantly higher than Frontier Communications, CenturyLink, and Windstream at ~$218.6 billion and ~$188.5 billion, respectively.