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What to Expect for CenturyLink’s First-Quarter Earnings

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CenturyLink’s earnings

CenturyLink (CTL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on May 8. Analysts expect its adjusted EPS to grow ~8.0% YoY (year-over-year) in the quarter to $0.27, and its revenue to fall ~4.0% YoY to $5.71 billion.

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

CenturyLink stock closed at $11.68 on May 3, 3.5% above its 52-week low of $11.28 and 51.7% below its 52-week high of $24.20. The stock has fallen 22.9% year-to-date, 5.6% in the last month, and 35.4% in the last year. In comparison, Charter Communications (CHTR) and Comcast (CMCSA) have risen 39.2% and 39.6%, respectively, in the last year, and Frontier Communications (FTR) has fallen 81.4%. CenturyLink stock is near its Bollinger Band midrange level of $11.96, suggesting it is neither oversold nor overbought.

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