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How CenturyLink’s Technicals Look

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Technical indicators

Technical indicators, which can help predict stock trends, are useful for traders and investors as they make market entry and exit decisions. The two most often used technical indicators are RSI (relative strength index) scores and moving averages. Let’s compare CenturyLink’s (CTL) recent stock performance with other telecom companies’.

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Moving averages

On March 16, 2018, CenturyLink was trading ~1.7% above its 100-day moving average, whereas competitors Windstream (WIN) and Frontier (FTR) were trading ~4.9% and ~6.6% below their 100-day moving averages, respectively.

Relative strength index

On March 16, 2018, CenturyLink had a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 31. In comparison, Frontier and Windstream had scores of 33 and 60, respectively, and in the integrated US telecom arena, AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) both had scores of 43. Generally, a 14-day RSI score lower than 30 suggests a stock is oversold, whereas a score above 70 suggests a stock is overbought.

Dividend yield

CenturyLink’s dividend yield was ~12.6% on March 16, 2018, lower than Windstream’s yield of ~38.2%. Dividend yields indicate how much cash an investor is getting for every dollar invested in a company’s equity.

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