Centurylink (CTL) Earns News Impact Score of 0.25

The technology company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.03). The firm has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, November 15. Therefore 58% are positive. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold". Jefferies Group reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Centurylink in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by Oppenheimer. RBC Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $18.0 target. Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, November 3 report. (NASDAQ:BV) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Deutsche Bank. Vetr lowered shares of CenturyLink from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $27.84 price objective on the stock.in a report on Tuesday, January 17th. The stock of Genpact Limited (NYSE:G) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, February 18 by Suntrust Robinson. The firm owned $206.45 million shares of the company's stock after selling 5.91 million shares during the period. The companyÂ's platform also allows clients to pull in content from various social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as organize and display photos, videos, texts, and links that leverage social content throughout their site.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.32 in 2017Q2. Fdx Advsr accumulated 95,521 shares. 28 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. National Bank Of Nova Scotia Tru Com holds 1,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Brookstone Capital owns 0.49% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. Everence Capital Mgmt Inc owns 0.06% invested in Discovery Communications, Inc. There were 96 sold out positions, amounting to 24.51 million shares. About 961,869 shares traded or 2.85% up from the average. Kentucky Retirement invested in 0.04% or 22,359 shares. Hexavest holds 1.47M shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Acquisition of Level 3 Communications will increase CenturyLink's network by 200,000 route miles of fiber. The hedge fund held 107,913 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.41M, up from 43,065 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The insider now directly owns 1,733,301 shares worth $30,298,101. Prudential reported 0.05% stake. Waldron LP invested in 14,822 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability stated it has 121,250 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock.

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Ratings analysis reveals 24% of Centurylink Inc.'s analysts are positive.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for CenturyLink, Inc.is Hold, according to the average of 15 analyst scores. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. DA Davidson upgraded Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has "Underperform" rating given on Thursday, March 17 by Jefferies. The firm owned 26,341 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 13,143 shares during the period. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. lowered shares of CenturyLink from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a report on Friday, October 28th. Roth Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, November 2 report. Clark Estates Inc invested 2.24% in CenturyLink, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by FBR Capital on Friday, December 15. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, March 29 with "Overweight". The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. On Monday, April 4 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with "Buy". The stock has "Buy" rating by Needham on Friday, November 3.

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Frontfour Capital Group Llc, which manages about $447.90M and $545.17M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) by 79,016 shares to 157,401 shares, valued at $6.48M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Rpc Inc (Put) (NYSE:RES) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.18, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 65 investors sold CenturyLink, Inc. shares while 190 reduced holdings. 174.78 million shares or 1.13% less from 176.78 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gyroscope Gru Limited Liability Corporation owns 286,798 shares. 478,385 were accumulated by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.56 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Centurylink Inc will post 1.56 EPS for the current year. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. (NYSE:CTL). Ngam Advisors Limited Partnership reported 29,170 shares. Toronto Dominion State Bank stated it has 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys invested in 0.01% or 177,108 shares.

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Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in CTL. (NYSE:CTL). Davidson & Garrard has 72,367 shares. Cantab Capital Prtn Llp holds 2,676 shares. (NYSE:CTL). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 20,550 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Quantres Asset Management Ltd has 0.2% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). France-based Natixis Asset has invested 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. Cibc World Markets reported 56,675 shares stake.

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