Behind AT&T’s Labor Agreements
In January, AT&T (T) announced that its CWA (Communications Workers of America) represented employees approved the labor agreement it had reached with workers back in December.
How Analysts Rate CenturyLink ahead of Q3 Earnings
As of October 30, 17 analysts from different brokerage firms have been actively tracking CenturyLink (CTL) stock.
A Look at Frontier’s Capex Plans in 2017
Frontier’s capital expenditure Telecommunication services is a highly competitive industry, with multiple operators offering similar voice, data and video offerings. Given the limited opportunities to expand organic margins, emphasis on strategic services, product innovation, and expansion may require increased capital expenditure. Let’s take a closer look at Frontier Communications (FTR), which continues to increase capex to […]
Wall Street’s Take on CenturyLink Leading up to Its 1Q16 Earnings
As of April 11, 2016, ~52.6% of Wall Street analysts’ recommendations for CenturyLink’s stock were “holds,” 15.8% were “sells,” and ~31.6% were “buys.”
What’s Happening with Frontier in the Internet Space?
Frontier continued to add broadband customers on a net basis in 1Q16. These net additions were 24,600 for the quarter.
Analyzing the Impact of the Latest Regulatory Liberties on AT&T
In this article, we’ll discuss the overall regulatory environment in relation to net neutrality, business data services (or BDS), and privacy.
Analyzing CenturyLink’s Recent Stock Performance
The closing price for CenturyLink (CTL) stock on July 27 was $18.37. Based on that, CenturyLink has a market cap of $19.8 billion.
Why Windstream Stock Fell in May 2017
On May 4, 2017, Windstream (WIN) announced its 1Q17 results and reported revenues of ~$1.4 billion. WIN stock fell more than 7% after the announcement.
Wall Street’s View of AT&T
Out of 36 analyst recommendations, ~50% were “buys,” ~44.4% were “holds,” and ~5.6% were “sell” recommendations on AT&T’s stock.
Verizon’s Global Enterprise revenues should follow declining trend
In the first three quarters of 2014, Verizon’s Global Enterprise revenues declined by ~4.2%. They’re expected to decline by ~4% year-over-year in 2014.
CenturyLink’s Valuation in January 2018
CenturyLink’s scale As of January 30, 2018, AT&T (T) had a market capitalization of ~$229.8 billion, making it the largest US telecom player, followed by Verizon (VZ) with a market cap of ~$219.9 billion. In the US wireline space, CenturyLink (CTL) had a market cap of ~$19.0 billion, as shown in the below chart. Meanwhile, Windstream […]
Key Technical Levels in CenturyLink Stock ahead of Q3 Results
Recently, CenturyLink (CTL) fell below its short-term (20-day) moving average, which indicates a bearish sentiment in the company.
Why Is Sprint Cutting Jobs?
According to Sprint, it has planned to rationalize annual costs by at least $2 billion from fiscal 2016.
Inside CenturyLink’s Current Valuation
CenturyLink (CTL) has a market capitalization of ~$13.0 billion, compared with Windstream’s (WIN) ~$0.7 billion and Frontier Communications’ (FTR) ~$1.2 billion.
CenturyLink’s Revenue on Par with Analysts’ Expectations in 3Q15
CenturyLink’s revenue increased by ~0.9% YoY to reach ~$4.6 billion during the quarter. The company’s revenue was almost even with Wall Street’s expectations.
What Analysts Recommend for CenturyLink
As of April 25, 2018, 19 analysts from different brokerage firms actively track CenturyLink (CTL) stock.
Trump’s Impeachment, Trade War, and Tech Stocks
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How CenturyLink Is Allocating Its Capex
CenturyLink continues to invest in its network to boost fiber-optic connectivity as well as to provide enhanced speeds.
Investors should be aware of regulations in the telecom industry
In the US and around the world, the telecom industry is regulated because market forces can’t maintain competition within the highly capital-intensive industry.
Behind Frontier’s Dividend Yield
As of February 1, 2018, Frontier’s (FTR) dividend yield was ~29.8%, which higher than CenturyLink’s (CTL) dividend yield of ~12.2%.
Rackspace Hosting sees activist interest from Blue Harbour
In September, after months of speculation that Rackspace could be acquired by CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) and had interest from Hewlett-Packard, the company said it was no longer exploring merger and acquisition options. On the contrary, the company declared its commitment to remain independent.
How CenturyLink Stock Has Performed Recently
CenturyLink (CTL) stock’s closing price on April 25 was $18.50 per share.
A Look at CenturyLink’s 2018 Capex Budget
In the first quarter, CenturyLink spent $0.8 billion on capital expenditures.
What’s CenturyLink’s 2018 Outlook?
The fourth quarter of 2017 was a tough quarter for the major US wireline telecom companies such as CenturyLink (CTL), Windstream (WIN), and Frontier (FTR).
How Is CenturyLink Positioned in 2018?
CTL’s adjusted EPS rose ~78.6% YoY to $0.25 in the first quarter, up from $0.14 in the first quarter of 2017.
JANA Partners starts a new position in Rackspace Hosting
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Inside Windstream’s March Decline
Windstream shares fell 27% last month. In the week ended March 10, after the firm reported disappointing 4Q16 results, WIN shares fell 14.2%.
Why CenturyLink Is Witnessing a Decline in Broadband Subscribers
CenturyLink focuses on bundling and retention The top cable companies continue to show strong momentum in the US (SPY) broadband space. Charter Communications (CHTR) and Comcast (CMCSA) adding the most broadband subscribers over the past few quarters, given the higher speeds. Let’s take a look at the performance of CenturyLink’s (CTL) Broadband segment, which is […]
What You Need to Know about CenturyLink’s Broadband Business
In Q1 2018, on a net basis, CenturyLink lost 58,000 broadband customers.
International Integrated Telecommunications Stocks Beat US Stocks
Telecom stocks in the integrated telecommunications subsector that are part of the SPDR S&P International Telecom Sector ETF (IST) generated impressive average TTM returns of 23.89%.
Key Technical Levels to Watch in CenturyLink Stock
On July 27, CenturyLink’s 20-day moving average of $19.21 was higher than its 100-day moving average of $18.14.
What Analysts Expect from CenturyLink’s Q2 2018 Earnings
CenturyLink (CTL) is expected to report its results for the second quarter on August 8. Analysts expect EPS of $0.25.
Intelsat Jackson Issued Most Junk Bonds in the Week Ended March 24
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What to Expect from CenturyLink in Q4
CenturyLink will report its fourth-quarter earnings results after the market closes today. Analysts expect sales of $5.5 billion in the fourth quarter.
How the Acquisition of Level 3 Could Benefit CenturyLink
CenturyLink’s total operating revenues fell ~1.7% YoY (year-over-year) to reach $5.9 billion in the first quarter on a pro forma basis.
IYZ Sees $57.2 Million in Fund Outflows in Trailing 12 Months
In the trailing one month, net fund outflows for IYZ have been $88.2 million. In the trailing 12-month period, net fund outflows were $57.2 million.
Where Frontier Communications Stock Stands amid the Recent Stock Market Fall
Frontier (FTR) stock was trading at $6.81 by the end of February 9, 2018, which represents a fall of ~17.6% from its closing price on January 26.
Why CenturyLink’s Revenues Fell in 2Q17
CenturyLink’s total operating revenues fell ~7.0% year-over-year to reach $4.1 billion in 2Q17.
IYZ Sees Fund Inflows in Trailing 12-Month Period
In the trailing 12-month period, IYZ’s net fund inflows were $3.9 million. Fund flows in the trailing five days and trailing three months were -$7.9 million and $120.0 million, respectively.
Level 3’s Revenue in 4Q15 below Wall Street Expectations
Level 3’s revenue was $2.1 billion in 4Q15. This figure was 0.5% below the consensus estimate of Wall Street analysts. In 4Q14, the company’s revenue was $1.9 billion.
Level 3’s 4Q15 Results: Market’s Reaction Was Positive
Level 3 Communications (LVLT) reported its 4Q15 results on February 4, 2016. The market received the results and guidance for 2016 positively, and the stock rose 6.9%.
What Do Analysts Recommend for Verizon?
The majority of analysts recommended “holds” on Verizon as of April 25, 2016. These recommendations represented ~66.7% of the total.
Windstream Holdings Slides to 52-Week Low in July 2017
WIN stock fell 27% in March 2017 after the company announced its 4Q16 results, which fell short of analyst estimates.
How Frontier Compares in the Telecom Space
Frontier’s scale As of May 23, 2017, AT&T (T) was the largest US telecom player, with a market capitalization of ~$235.5 billion, followed by Verizon (VZ) at ~$185.5 billion. In the US wireline space, Frontier Communication (FTR) had a market capitalization of ~$1.6 billion. Meanwhile, Windstream (WIN) and CenturyLink (CTL) had a market capitalization of ~$0.9 […]
Comparing CenturyLink’s Valuation with Peers’
On May 3, CenturyLink’s (CTL) 12-month forward PE multiple was 9.49x, while Comcast’s (CMCSA) and Charter Communications’ (CHTR) multiples were 13.75x and 38.41x, respectively.
IYZ: $126.41 Million in Fund Outflows in Trailing 12-Month Period
The iShares US Telecommunications ETF (IYZ) tracks a market cap–weighted portfolio of US telecommunication companies. IYZ/s average daily volume of shares traded is $7.21 million.
Frontier’s 3Q15 Earnings Surprise Wall Street Analysts
Frontier’s earnings in 3Q15 surprised Wall Street analysts, as it was expected to have loss for the quarter.
Is CenturyLink Stock a Good Option for You?
On April 1, CenturyLink stock fell 7.1% and closed at $8.79 with a market cap of $9.6 billion. The stock price has fallen 2.9% in the trailing five-day period.
Is CenturyLink Stock a Good Option for Investors?
On Tuesday, CenturyLink stock rose 14.5% and closed at $9.95 with a market cap of $10.8 billion. The stock price has fallen 8.4% in the trailing five-day period.
Will CenturyLink Stock Rally More on $1.6 Billion IT Order?
Yesterday, CenturyLink stock rose after it won a $1.6 billion order. The stock rose by about 1.4% in pre-market trading today.
How CenturyLink Stock Wrapped Up 2019
CenturyLink (CTL) stock closed the trading day on January 2 at $12.92, a fall of 2.2%. The stock is trading 22.9% lower than its 52-week high of $16.75.
A Look at CenturyLink’s Dividend Yield and Outlook
CenturyLink (CTL) stock was at $13.16 on December 24. This is down 0.23% from the previous session. However, CenturyLink generates robust free cash flow.
Verizon’s Revenue Will Likely Grow Marginally in 2Q15
According Wall Street analysts as of July 10, 2015, there will likely be low growth in Verizon’s revenue during 2Q15. They expect the revenue to rise ~3% YoY.
Tesla the Most Profitable Short Bet, Bears Rejoice
Tesla bears had made a whopping $2.75 billion in mark-to-market gains this year as of August 9, making it the most profitable US short bet year-to-date.
Verizon’s EBITDA Is Expected to Rise Modestly in 2Q15
According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus as of July 10, on an adjusted basis, Verizon’s EBITDA is expected to rise moderately by ~5% YoY during 2Q15.
CenturyLink Stock Has Jumped ~7.3% Today—Here’s Why
CenturyLink (CTL) stock was up ~7.3% and was trading at $11.70 as of 2:17 PM ET on June 27 after Wells Fargo upgraded its stock. Wells Fargo upgraded its rating on CTL to an “outperform” from a “market perform” and raised the stock’s target price to $14 from $12.
Frontier Communications’ Current Valuation Compared to Its Peers
On June 21, Frontier Communications (FTR) had a trailing 12-month EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 4.94x. As of June 21, Frontier Communications had a market capitalization of $0.15 billion.
CenturyLink’s Moving Averages Compared to Its Peers
On June 21, CenturyLink stock closed the trading day at $11.34. On the downside, the company’s immediate support lies near $11.26, while $11.42 could act as an immediate resistance level on a daily basis.
CenturyLink: Analysts’ Recommendations
According to analysts’ consensus, CenturyLink (CTL) stock has a mean target price of $12.77 and a current market price of $11.35, which suggests an upside potential of 12.5% in the next 12 months.
CenturyLink’s Current Valuation Compared to Its Peers
On June 20, CenturyLink was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 8.60x. Charter Communications and Comcast’s 12-month forward PE ratios were 38.15x and 13.65x, respectively.
CenturyLink: Returns and Stock Trends in 2019
On June 20, CenturyLink’s (CTL) closing price was $11.35 per share. The stock is trading 17.7% above its 52-week low of $9.64 per share and 53.1% below its 52-week high of $24.20 per share.
What’s CenturyLink’s Earnings Trend in 2019?
In the first quarter, CenturyLink (CTL) reported an adjusted net income and diluted EPS of $360 million and $0.34, respectively—compared to $262 million and $0.25 in the first quarter of 2018.
Analyzing CenturyLink’s Revenue Trends in 2019
CenturyLink’s (CTL) top line has been declining in the last few quarters. In the first quarter, the company reported net revenues of $5.6 billion—a fall of 5.0% on a year-over-year basis.
CenturyLink Stock Has Risen 7.8% in June
CenturyLink (CTL) stock has risen close to 7.8% since the beginning of June. CenturyLink stock is trading at a forward PE ratio of 8.69x. The company’s earnings are estimated to rise 10.1% in 2019.
Analysts’ Recommendations and Target Prices for CenturyLink
According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimate, CenturyLink (CTL) stock has a mean price target of $12.92.
Why CenturyLink’s Returns Are in the Negative Zone
CenturyLink stock’s closing price was $10.33 per share on June 10. The stock was trading 7.2% above its 52-week low of $9.64 per share.
CenturyLink: Analysts’ Consensus Target Price Is Falling
On June 4, CenturyLink closed at $10.35, which was 0.1% higher than its previous closing price.
CenturyLink’s Technical Indicators Compared to Its Peers
Recently, CenturyLink (CTL) fell below its 20-day moving average, which suggests a bearish sentiment in its stock.
CenturyLink’s Returns Compared to Its Peers
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.
How’s CenturyLink Stock Positioned in 2019?
Among the 16 analysts tracking CenturyLink, two recommended a “buy,” 11 recommended a “hold,” and three recommended a “sell” as of May 14.
How CenturyLink’s Technical Indicators Stack Up
Recently, CenturyLink (CTL) fell below its 20-day moving average, indicating a bearish sentiment in its stock.
Analysts’ Ratings for CenturyLink and Its Peers in May
Of the 16 Reuters-surveyed analysts covering CenturyLink stock on May 9, 12% have given it “buys,” 19% have given it “sells,” and 69% have given it “holds.”
Does CenturyLink Provide Better Returns than Its Peers?
CenturyLink (CTL) stock’s closing price was $10.86 per share on May 9.
How CenturyLink’s Valuation Multiple Compares to Its Peers’
Forward PE In this article, we’ll take a look at how CenturyLink (CTL) is valued following its first-quarter earnings results. On May 9, CenturyLink was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 8.54x. Comcast’s (CMCSA) and Charter Communications’ (CHTR) 12-month forward PE multiples were 13.58x and 38.31x, respectively. A company’s PE ratio represents the […]
CenturyLink Reiterates Its 2019 Guidance
CenturyLink’s outlook for 2019 In its first-quarter earnings investor presentation, CenturyLink (CTL) reiterated its guidance for 2019. For 2019, CenturyLink expects its adjusted EBITDA to come in at $9.0 billion–$9.2 billion. Further, its free cash flow is expected to be between $3.1 billion and $3.4 billion. The company also intends to continue paying dividends in 2019 and […]
Comparing CenturyLink’s Q1 Earnings Growth to Its Peers’
CenturyLink (CTL) reported its first-quarter earnings results on May 8.
Analyzing CenturyLink’s Stock Returns
According to the data compiled by Reuters, as of May 8, among the 16 analysts tracking CenturyLink (CTL) stock, two have given it “buys.”
CenturyLink’s Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenue Missed
CenturyLink (CTL) reported its first-quarter earnings results after the market closed on May 8.
What CenturyLink’s Moving Averages Suggest
Recently, CenturyLink (CTL) fell below its 20-day moving average, suggesting bearishness.
Analysts’ Views on CenturyLink Stock Ahead of Its Q1 Results
Of the 16 Reuters-surveyed analysts covering CenturyLink (CTL) stock on May 3, 63% recommended “hold,” 25% recommended “sell,” and 12% recommended “buy.”
What to Expect for CenturyLink’s First-Quarter Earnings
CenturyLink (CTL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on May 8.
CenturyLink’s Earnings Growth Might Continue in Q1
CenturyLink (CTL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on May 8. Analysts expect CenturyLink’s adjusted EPS to reach $0.27.
CenturyLink: Analysts’ Ratings and Target Price in April
Among the 16 analysts tracking CenturyLink, two recommended a “buy,” ten recommended a “hold,” and four recommended a “sell.”
Frontier: How Much EBITDA Growth Will It Record in Q1?
For the first quarter, analysts expect Frontier Communications (FTR) to report an adjusted EBITDA of $864 million.
Frontier Communications: Analysts’ Expectations in Q1
Frontier Communications (FTR) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on April 30.
CenturyLink’s Stock Performance in 2019
CenturyLink’s stock price has fallen 18.8% year-to-date. The stock has generated a return of -5.2% in the trailing one-month period.
CenturyLink: Analyzing Its Revenue Trend
Analysts expect CenturyLink’s revenues to see YoY changes of -3.5% to $5.73 billion in the first quarter.
Frontier’s Relative Strength Index and Price Momentum
Frontier Communications (FTR) went below its 20-day and 100-day moving averages, which suggests a bearish sentiment in the company.
Frontier Communications’ Stock Performance in 2019
On March 21, Frontier Communications (FTR) stock had a closing price of $2.41 per share.
Analyzing Frontier Communications’ Revenues
Frontier Communications’ (FTR) revenues have been falling sequentially over the past few quarters.
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How CenturyLink’s Valuation Multiple Compares to Peers
CenturyLink (CTL) has a market capitalization of $15.9 billion.
What’s CenturyLink’s Outlook for 2019?
Analysts expect CenturyLink (CTL) to report a ~2.5% fall in its consolidated revenues to $22.9 billion in 2019 compared to $23.4 billion in 2018.
Did CenturyLink’s Top Line Meet the Target in the Fourth Quarter?
CenturyLink’s (CTL) top line has been declining over the past few quarters on a pro forma basis.
CenturyLink Stock Fell 10.8% Due to Q4 Results and Dividend Cut
CenturyLink reported its fourth-quarter results after the market closed on February 13. CenturyLink reported an adjusted EPS of $0.37.
How Does Frontier Communications’ Valuation Look?
On February 5, in the US wireline space, Frontier Communications (FTR) had a market cap of $0.2 billion.
How CenturyLink’s Valuation Stacks Up with Peers
As of January 22, Verizon (VZ) was the largest US telecom player by market capitalization at $235.5 billion.
How Did CenturyLink’s Revenues Trend in Q4 2018?
In the third quarter, CenturyLink’s total operating revenues declined by ~3.6% YoY to reach $5.8 billion on a pro forma basis.
What Do Frontier Communications’ Moving Averages Suggest?
Recently, Frontier Communications went below its short-term moving average, which suggests bearish sentiment in the company.
Frontier Communications: Shareholder Returns and Stock Trends
On December 27, Frontier Communications stock closed at $2.25 per share. Frontier Communications has a market capitalization of $0.2 billion.