CenturyLink on the Street: Analyst Recommendations and Target Prices



CTL’s analyst recommendations

As of July 27, 2017, 17 analysts from various brokerage firms have been actively tracking CenturyLink (CTL) stock. Notably, 35% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” while 47% recommended a “hold,” and 18% recommended a “sell.”

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Median target price

The median target price set by analysts for CenturyLink was $25.00 as of July 27, 2017. The carrier’s closing price was $23.60 as of the same date.

CenturyLink has generated returns of -23.15% in the trailing-12-month period and -3.91% in the trailing-one-month period. CenturyLink’s share price has risen 1.64% in the trailing-five-day period.

By comparison, peers AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), and Frontier Communications (FTR) have generated returns of 7.91%, 8.12%, and 5.63%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.


CenturyLink has an MACD (moving average convergence divergence) of -0.53. Frontier’s MACD is -1.18, and Windstream’s is -0.13. Remember, a positive MACD indicates that a stock is in upward trading trend, while a negative figure implies a downward trading trend.


As of July 27, 2017, CenturyLink had a 14-day RSI reading of 50, compared with Frontier’s 49 and Windstream’s 60. Notably, in the integrated US telecom space, the latest 14-day RSI reading for AT&T and Verizon were 71 and 80, respectively.


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