CTL CenturyLink Inc.

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  • CTL
  • Price as of: Dec 18, 05:48 PM EST
  • $39.48
  • +$0.79
  • +2.0%
  • Industry
  • Telecom services - domestic
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CTL Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    5.47% Technology Average 3.14%
  • Annual Payout
    $2.16 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    81.8% EPS $2.64
  • Dividend Growth
    No Payout Increase Last Year
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Growth History

CTL Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for CTL -9.4% -25.5% No Payout Increase Last Year
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

CTL Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$2.1600 2013 -25.5%
$2.9000 2012 0.0%
Historical Dividend Data

CTL Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.5400 2014-11-11 2014-11-20 2014-11-24 2014-12-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2014-08-19 2014-08-27 2014-08-29 2014-09-12 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2014-05-28 2014-06-05 2014-06-09 2014-06-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2014-02-24 2014-03-06 2014-03-10 2014-03-21 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2013-11-12 2013-11-21 2013-11-25 2013-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2013-08-27 2013-09-04 2013-09-06 2013-09-19 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2013-05-22 2013-05-30 2013-06-03 2013-06-14 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2013-02-27 2013-03-07 2013-03-11 2013-03-22 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2012-11-13 2012-12-07 2012-12-11 2012-12-21 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2012-08-21 2012-09-07 2012-09-11 2012-09-21 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2012-05-24 2012-06-01 2012-06-05 2012-06-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2012-02-21 2012-03-02 2012-03-06 2012-03-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2011-11-15 2011-12-02 2011-12-06 2011-12-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2011-08-23 2011-09-01 2011-09-06 2011-09-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2011-05-18 2011-06-02 2011-06-06 2011-06-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2011-01-24 2011-02-16 2011-02-18 2011-02-25 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2010-11-09 2010-12-03 2010-12-07 2010-12-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2010-08-24 2010-09-02 2010-09-07 2010-09-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2010-05-21 2010-06-04 2010-06-08 2010-06-21 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7250 2010-02-25 2010-03-05 2010-03-09 2010-03-22 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2009-11-18 2009-11-30 2009-12-02 2009-12-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2009-08-24 2009-09-03 2009-09-08 2009-09-21 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2009-05-28 2009-06-12 2009-06-16 2009-06-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2009-02-26 2009-03-13 2009-03-17 2009-03-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2008-11-19 2008-11-28 2008-12-02 2008-12-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2008-08-25 2008-09-05 2008-09-09 2008-09-22 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6325 2008-06-24 2008-07-02 2008-07-07 2008-07-21 Yes Special N/A
$0.0675 2008-05-29 2008-06-09 2008-06-11 2008-06-24 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0675 2008-02-26 2008-03-06 2008-03-10 2008-03-24 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0650 2007-11-14 2007-11-23 2007-11-27 2007-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0650 2007-08-21 2007-08-30 2007-09-04 2007-09-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0650 2007-05-22 2007-05-31 2007-06-04 2007-06-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0650 2007-02-27 2007-03-08 2007-03-12 2007-03-23 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0625 2006-11-15 2006-11-22 2006-11-27 2006-12-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0625 2006-08-22 2006-08-31 2006-09-05 2006-09-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0625 2006-05-23 2006-06-01 2006-06-05 2006-06-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0625 2006-02-21 2006-03-02 2006-03-06 2006-03-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2005-11-17 2005-11-30 2005-12-02 2005-12-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2005-08-23 2005-08-31 2005-09-02 2005-09-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2005-05-24 2005-06-01 2005-06-03 2005-06-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2005-02-22 2005-03-02 2005-03-04 2005-03-18 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0575 2004-11-18 2004-12-01 2004-12-03 2004-12-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0575 2004-08-24 2004-09-02 2004-09-07 2004-09-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0575 2004-05-27 2004-06-03 2004-06-07 2004-06-18 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0575 2004-02-25 2004-03-04 2004-03-08 2004-03-19 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0550 2003-11-20 2003-11-26 2003-12-01 2003-12-12 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0550 2003-08-26 2003-09-04 2003-09-08 2003-09-19 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0550 2003-05-29 2003-06-05 2003-06-09 2003-06-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0550 2003-02-25 2003-03-06 2003-03-10 2003-03-21 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0525 2002-11-21 2002-11-27 2002-12-02 2002-12-13 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0525 2002-08-27 2002-09-05 2002-09-09 2002-09-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0525 2002-05-21 2002-05-30 2002-06-03 2002-06-14 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0525 2002-02-26 2002-03-07 2002-03-11 2002-03-22 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2001-11-15 2001-11-28 2001-11-30 2001-12-14 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2001-08-21 2001-08-29 2001-08-31 2001-09-14 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2001-05-22 2001-05-30 2001-06-01 2001-06-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2001-02-28 2001-03-08 2001-03-12 2001-03-23 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0475 2000-11-16 2000-11-29 2000-12-01 2000-12-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0475 2000-08-22 2000-08-30 2000-09-01 2000-09-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0475 2000-05-23 2000-05-31 2000-06-02 2000-06-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0475 2000-02-22 2000-03-03 2000-03-07 2000-03-21 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0450 1999-11-18 1999-12-01 1999-12-03 1999-12-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0450 1999-08-24 1999-09-01 1999-09-03 1999-09-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0450 1999-05-25 1999-06-02 1999-06-04 1999-06-18 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 1999-02-23 1999-04-01 1999-03-10 1999-03-31 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0450 1999-02-23 1999-03-03 1999-03-05 1999-03-19 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 1998-11-19 1998-12-02 1998-12-04 1998-12-18 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0433 1998-08-25 1998-09-02 1998-09-04 1998-09-18 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0289 1998-05-28 1998-06-04 1998-06-08 1998-06-19 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 1998-02-25 1998-04-01 1998-03-10 1998-03-31 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0433 1998-02-25 1998-03-05 1998-03-09 1998-03-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0411 1997-11-20 1997-12-03 1997-12-05 1997-12-19 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0411 1997-08-26 1997-09-03 1997-09-05 1997-09-19 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0411 1997-05-29 1997-06-04 1997-06-08 1997-06-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0411 1997-02-25 1997-03-05 1997-03-07 1997-03-21 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0400 1996-11-21 1996-12-04 1996-12-06 1996-12-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0400 1996-08-27 1996-09-04 1996-09-06 1996-09-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0400 1996-05-21 1996-06-05 1996-06-07 1996-06-21 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0400 1996-02-27 1996-02-29 1996-03-04 1996-03-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0367 1995-11-16 1995-11-29 1995-12-01 1995-12-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0367 1995-08-22 1995-08-30 1995-09-01 1995-09-15 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0367 1995-05-23 1995-05-26 1995-06-02 1995-06-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0367 1995-02-21 1995-02-27 1995-03-03 1995-03-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0356 1994-11-17 1994-11-28 1994-12-02 1994-12-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0356 1994-08-23 1994-08-29 1994-09-02 1994-09-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0356 1994-05-24 1994-05-27 1994-06-03 1994-06-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0356 1994-02-22 1994-02-28 1994-03-04 1994-03-18 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0344 1993-11-18 1993-11-29 1993-12-03 1993-12-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0344 1993-08-24 1993-08-30 1993-09-03 1993-09-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0344 1993-05-25 1993-05-28 1993-06-04 1993-06-18 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0344 1993-02-23 1993-03-01 1993-03-05 1993-03-19 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

CTL Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Technology

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) is a leading provider of communications, high-speed Internet, and entertainment services in small-to-mid-size cities in the U.S. through its broadband and fiber transport networks. It has strategic partnerships with Verizon and DIRECTV. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Monroe, Louisiana. CenturyLink is affected largely by general economic conditions, along with changing technological trends. As well, regulatory pressure on state and federal levels can have an impact on CenturyLink’s business. CenturyLink has been paying dividends since 1990, and has increased them consistently, except for one cut in 1998, until 2013, when it cut them to $0.54 per quarter. They have remained stable since then. CenturyLink pays its dividend quarterly.

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  • CenturyLink Upgraded at Normura Securities to "Neutral" (CTL)

    Nomura Securities announced on Friday that it has raised its rating on communications company CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) . The firm has upgraded CTL from "Reduce" to "Neutral," and has increased the company's price target from $30 to $33. This price target suggests a 2% increase from the stock's current price of $32.58. Analyst Adam Ilkowitz noted, "we think CenturyLink shares are appropriately discounting the previously revised dividend rate and the potential for revenue and Adj. EBITDA growth. We forecast $2.5bn in annual free cash flow, which supports the $1.3bn dividend while leaving $1bn for debt reduction. CenturyLink’s 2Q13 results largely met our and consensus financial expectations, with a modest EPS beat, but reduced revenue and Adj. EBITDA guidance drove shares lower. We believe that the limited Prism TV rollout and slower DSL speeds versus Cable are taking a toll on the Consumer business. Removing the CIBER acquisition, Data Hosting revenue growth was 3% in 1H13, well below that of peers in the colocation and cloud hosting business. Our updated $33 target price is based on our DCF analysis and implies a 6.5% dividend yield, a discount to Verizon and AT&T and a premium to Frontier and Windstream." Looking ahead, the firm has raised its FY2013 estimates from $2.71 to $2.72 per share. FY2014 estimates have been lowered from $2.70 to $2.65 per share. CenturyLink shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is down 17% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) have a 6.63% yield based on Thursday's closing price of $32.58. CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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