What To Do With Centurylink

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Based on the present scenario, we expect the dividend price to remain the same in the coming quarters also. We are bullish on Frontier Communications. Please read our previous research: How You Should Play Frontier Communications Valuation standpoint We will be considering the price-to-book ratio for valuation. The domestic telecommunication service industry’s average price-to-book ratio is 1.9 times.
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Savvis Introduces Big Data Solutions

21 — The U.S. Telecom Association issued the following news release: USTelecom’s Board of Directors has elected CenturyLink Executive Vice President Steve Davis to serve as chairman for a two-year term, replacing Windstream President & CEO Jeff Gardner.
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USTelecom Elects CenturyLink’s Steve Davis Chairman of Board of Directors

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CenturyLink has a 1-year low of $31.01 and a 1-year high of $42.01. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $32.28 and a 200-day moving average of $34.90. The company has a market cap of $19.786 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.10. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.02.
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CenturyLink Rating Reiterated by DA Davidson (CTL)

Traditional data management approaches often lag behind when it comes to huge data volumes, superfast data collection or the analysis of customer events stored in different data formats,” Gualteri and Yuhanna write. The availability of Savvis Big Data Solutions follows the introduction of Savvis’ expanded solutions portfolio, announced earlier this month. For more information, visit http://www.savvis.com/big-data. About Savvis Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.
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CenturyLink Ups Customer Experience Through Employee Engagement

Plus, last years dividend used up 100% of its free cash flow and another $25 million from reserves. After taking a shot at that aggressive use of capital, Lamensdorf points out that shares arent cheap and earnings will remain problematic. Diebold spokesman Mike Jacobsen acknowledged a significant drain on the companys cash this year, but attributed the issue to one-time items without which underlying free cash flow is somewhere between $70 million and $100 millionstill sufficient to cover our dividends. The company is focused on removing costs and improving liquidity to sustain its dividend in the future, he added. CenturyLink, he says, has been dealing with legacy problems dating back to its merger with Qwest Qwest in 2011 and weighed down by the overall decline of its landline business. He expects another dividend cut within the next six to nine months, after the company already slashed its payout in February.
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Bear Pair Warns Of Dividend Danger At Diebold, CenturyLink

In Jons words, As soon as we helped our people break down the barriers between departments and effectively share vital customer-centric information, amazing things started happening. They began to understand how one teams actions or inactions affect everything downstream in the customer experience. Next, the Savvis team discovered the value of the one-page plan in proposing, tracking and implementing innovations. Anything more complex than one page is too easily ignored in this process, advised Jon.
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CenturyLink, Inc. Message Board

Think twice before you short. I think CTL is heading upward toward $36 if not higher.
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CenturyLink connects first business customer with 100 Gbps service

Thanks to CenturyLink’s innovation, DigitalGlobe is now utilizing the highest speed optical network connection available plus the added assurance of CenturyLink’s reliable, secure network,” said Vladimir Aleksiev, vice president of enterprise information technology at DigitalGlobe. CenturyLink’s Optical Wavelength Service is a private, point-to-point data networking service delivered over a state-of-the-art dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) network. It provides large enterprise customers with dedicated broadband transport network connectivity without capital outlay or the responsibility of owning and operating network infrastructure.
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