1. As of noon trading, CenturyLink ( CTL) is up $0.45 (1.4%) to $31.40 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of CenturyLink exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.96-$31.61 after having opened the day at $31.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.95.

CenturyLink, Inc. operates as an integrated telecommunications company in the United States. CenturyLink has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate CenturyLink a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CenturyLink as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full CenturyLink Ratings Report now.

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