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How Analysts Rate CenturyLink ahead of Q3 Earnings



Analyst recommendations

As of October 30, 17 analysts from different brokerage firms have been actively tracking CenturyLink (CTL) stock. Nine rated the stock as a “hold,” two rated the stock as a “sell,” and six rated the stock as a “buy.” Nearly 53% of analysts gave the company “hold” recommendations.

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12-month target price

Analysts’ consensus indicates that CenturyLink’s 12-month target price is $21.33, which means a potential return of 4.3% from the closing price of $20.46 as of October 30.

CenturyLink has generated returns of 11.2% in the trailing-12-month period and -3.5% in the trailing-one-month period. CenturyLink’s stock price decreased 4.8% in the last five trading days. In comparison, AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and Frontier Communications (FTR) have generated returns of -7.7%, 1.7%, and -7.9%, respectively, in the last five trading days.


CenturyLink’s 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is -0.92. In comparison, Frontier’s 14-day MACD is -0.52, and Windstream Holdings’ (WIN) 14-day MACD is -0.20. A stock’s MACD marks the change between its long-term and short-term moving averages. CenturyLink’s negative MACD number denotes a downward trading trend.


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