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How’s CenturyLink Stock Positioned in 2019?

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May. 16 2019, Published 11:38 a.m. ET

Analysts’ target price

According to analysts’ consensus, CenturyLink (CTL) has a target price of $12.71 compared to its current market price of $11.00—an estimated rise of 15.5% over the next 12 months.

Among the 16 analysts tracking CenturyLink, two recommended a “buy,” 11 recommended a “hold,” and three recommended a “sell” as of May 14.

On May 14, CenturyLink closed at $11.00, which was 4.7% higher than its previous closing price, 7.0% higher than its 52-week low of $10.28, and 54.5% lower than its 52-week high of $24.20. The company’s market cap is $12.0 billion.

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Based on CenturyLink’s closing price on May 14, the company has reported returns of -3.6% in the last five trading days, -9.2% in the trailing one-month period, and -42.8% in the trailing 12-month period. The company has reported returns of -27.4% year-to-date.

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Growth projections

Analysts expect CenturyLink’s adjusted EPS to see YoY (year-over-year) changes of 19.2% to $0.31 in the second quarter, 6.7% to $0.32 in the third quarter, and -13.5% to $0.32 in the fourth quarter. Analysts also expect CenturyLink’s revenues to see YoY changes of -4.6% to $5.63 billion in the second quarter, -3.8% to $5.60 billion in the third quarter, and -3.5% to $5.58 billion in the fourth quarter.

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