5.32% Sep 18, 04:23 PM
$2.16 Paid Quarterly
82.1% EPS $2.63
No Payout Increase Last Year
No Ex-Dividend Dates
Have Been Scheduled

CTL - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date None

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
No Upcoming Dividend Dates
CTL has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.

CTL - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 5.32%

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CTL - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $2.16

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CTL - Dividend Growth History

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Reveal Dividend Growth History for CTL. -9.4% -25.5% No Payout Increase Last Year
Annual dividend amounts based on Ex-dividend date

CTL - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For No Payout Increase Last Year

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

CTL - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For No Payout Increase Last Year

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$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

CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) - News

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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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  • CenturyLink Sees Higher Q2 EPS; Beats EPS Estimates (CTL)

    CenturyLink Inc (CTL) reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, and posted an increase in revenues from the same period last year. The Louisiana-based communications and internet provider posted operating revenues of $4.53 billion, which came in slightly ahead of the analysts' estimate of $4.52 billion. Excluding special items, the company's EPS for the quarter came in at 69 cents, an increase from last year's Q2 figure of 65 cents, and two cents above analysts' estimates. The company also gave its guidance for Q3, and sees operating revenues coming in between $4.5 billion and $4.55 billion and adjusted diluted EPS in the range of 59 cents to 64 cents. For the full year, CenturyLink lowered its guidance, and sees revenue coming in between $18.05 billion and $18.2 billion, which is down from the company's previous guidance of $18.1 billion to $18.3 billion. The company narrowed its full year EPS guidance from $2.60-$2.75 to $2.63-$2.73. Shares of CenturyLink Inc (CTL) were up 21 cents, or .58%, at the end of trading on Wednesday. The company's stock price is down more than 9% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of CenturyLink Inc (CTL) have a yield of 5.94% based on Wednesday's closing price of $36.39. 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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  • CenturyLink Sees Higher Q1 Profits; Beats Estimates; Raises Outlook (CTL)

    Communications company, CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) reported an increased its its first quarter earnings on Thursday, which beat analysts estimates. The Monroe, LA based company reported first quarter net income of $298 million, or 48 cents per share, up 49% from $200 million, or 32 cents per share last year. Excluding special items, earnings were 76 cents from 68 cents per share last year. On average, analysts expected to see earnings of 69 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter dropped by -2% to $4.51 billion, from $4.61 billion a year ago. Analysts expected to see revenue of $4.51 billion. The company added 66,700 high speed internet customers during the quarter, totaling 5.92 million customers. During the quarter, 13,400 Prism TV subscribers were added, totaling 120,000 subscribers. CTL's CEO Glen Post III commented, "CenturyLink reported strong financial results and achieved solid broadband and Prism TV customer growth in the first quarter, while continuing to see good demand from businesses for high-bandwidth network and data hosting services." Looking ahead, the company expects to see second quarter earnings between 63 cents and 68 cents per share. Revenue is expected to be between $4.49 billion and $4.54 billion. Analysts are expecting to see earnings of 66 cents per share and $4.54 billion in revenue. For FY2013, the company has improved its earnings outlook from a range of $2.50 to $2.70 per share to a range of $2.60 to $2.75 per share. The company reiterated its revenue guidance which is expected to be between $18.1 billion and $18.3 billion. Analysts are expecting earnings of $2.66 per share and $18.15 in revenue. CenturyLink shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Thursday. The stock has declined -3% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) have a 5.79% yield, based on Wednesday's closing price of $37.30. 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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