3. As of noon trading, CenturyLink ( CTL) is up $0.37 (1.0%) to $36.09 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of CenturyLink exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.71-$36.18 after having opened the day at $35.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.72.

CenturyLink, Inc. operates as an integrated telecommunications company in the United States. CenturyLink has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate CenturyLink a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CenturyLink as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth 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. Get the full CenturyLink Ratings Report now.

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