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How Frontier’s Dividend Yield Stacks up

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Frontier’s dividend yield

Dividend yield is a measure of a company’s annual dividend per share relative to its price per share. It indicates how much cash an investor is getting for every dollar invested in the company’s equity. High dividend yield is a good sign, as it provides investors with stable income. Frontier’s (FTR) dividend yield was ~21.9% as of April 25, 2017. It was higher than CenturyLink’s (CTL) and Windstream’s (WIN) yield of ~8.5% and ~10.7%, respectively.

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

On April 25, 2017, Frontier stock was trading at $1.96. The stock was trading 3.0% below its 20-day moving average of $2.02, 20.6% below its 50-day moving average of $2.47, and 34.2% below its 100-day moving average of $2.98.

Frontier’s scale

As of April 25, 2017, Frontier had a market capitalization of ~$2.3 billion. In the US wireline space, this metric for Windstream and CenturyLink was ~$1.1 billion and ~$14.2 billion, respectively. Integrated US telecom players Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) saw significantly higher market capitalization of ~$190.5 billion and ~$245.8 billion, respectively.

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