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CenturyLink’s Returns Compared to Its Peers

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May. 28 2019, Published 7:28 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

On May 24, CenturyLink (CTL) stock’s closing price was $10.11 per share. The stock is trading 4.9% above its 52-week low of $9.64 per share and 58.2% below its 52-week high of $24.20 per share.

CenturyLink’s stock price has fallen 33.3% YTD (year-to-date). The stock has generated a return of -12.8% in the trailing one-month period and -45.4% in the trailing 12-month period. Comcast (CMCSA) and Charter Communications (CHTR) have seen their stock prices rise 34.9% and 39.7%, respectively, in the trailing 12-month period. Frontier Communications’ (FTR) stock price fell 77.2% in the trailing 12-month period.

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Short interest ratio

On May 24, CenturyLink stock’s short interest as a percentage of float or short interest ratio was ~9.46%. When a stock’s short interest ratio is higher than 40%, it implies that traders and investors expect the stock’s price to fall.

Bollinger Band

In the trading session on May 24, CenturyLink stock closed at $10.11, which was near its lower Bollinger Band level of $9.67. The level suggests that the stock was oversold.

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