CenturyLink Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (CTL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is tomorrow, December 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 73 cents per share. At a price of $38.91 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.4%.

The average volume for CenturyLink has been 4.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CenturyLink has a market cap of $24.52 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 5.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

CenturyLink, Inc. operates as an integrated telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides local and long-distance, network access, private line, public access, broadband, data, managed hosting, colocation, wireless, and video services to consumers and businesses. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates CenturyLink as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full CenturyLink Ratings Report.

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