Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer. Yesterday, April 30, 2015, 53 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $10.00 to $250,000,000.60. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: CenturyLink (CTL) - FREE Research Report McCray Gregory James, who is Director at CenturyLink, sold 3,871 shares at $37.00 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,957 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 49.45% with the 3,871-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $36.04, down $0.96, or 2.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CenturyLink go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 500
12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
24-Week # shares sold: 12,218
The average volume for CenturyLink has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CenturyLink has a market cap of $20.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 8.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, governmental, and wholesale customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate CenturyLink a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on CTL - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates CenturyLink as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CenturyLink Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.