CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) managed to restrict loss -$0.11 to its price tag before the regular trading session ended on Wednesday, reaching $19.26. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has seen its stock hit a 1-year low price of $13.16 as well as a 1-year high price of $27.61. Turning to the topic of volume, 8.62 million shares of this company’s common stock changed hands. This organization, at the moment, has a beta score of 0.80, a market cap of $19.13B, and its PE ratio is 58.72. Currently, this public company’s quick ratio is 0.90, its debt-to-equity ratio is 1.59, and its current ratio is 0.90.
Macquarie Downgrade shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to a Underperform rating from a Neutral rating in a report posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. Several additional equities analysts have also published recent reports on CTL stock. Guggenheim, for example, Initiated CenturyLink, Inc. to Neutral in a report that was made public on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018. RBC Capital Mkts Upgrade on CenturyLink, Inc. in a report from Thursday, January 25th, 2018, while giving the stock to a Outperform rating from a Sector Perform rating. In a report sent out on Monday, January 8th, 2018, Goldman Upgrade the stock rating on CenturyLink, Inc. from a Sell to a Neutral. Lastly, from a Underweight rating to Equal Weight rating on shares of CenturyLink, Inc. was Upgrade by Barclays, which also set a $16 price target on the company’s stock. In total, 10 Wall Street analysts have given this stock a hold rating, with 4 analysts rating it as a strong buy. At the time of writing, this stock has a consensus price target set at $19.74 and average analyst rating set to Hold.
There is a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, and analysts use it to measure momentum within a range of 0 to 100. When a stock’s RSI falls under 30, it is considered to be oversold. For CenturyLink, Inc., specifically, the RSI metric has reached 62.60. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has gained 9.56% in value over the last three months, and 25.64% over the last six-month period. Over the last full year, the stock price has lost -22.24% .
Moving on to another measurement, let’s talk about volatility: the measurement of a stock’s predictable daily price range. Volatility is essentially the price range where a day trader operates. When volatility is higher, that translates to more extreme losses or profits. After recently verifying the number, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) stock has a volatility measurement of 3.01% for the week, with 2.57% volatility as observed from the past 30 days. The public company has 993.04M shares outstanding currently, as well as a market cap of $19.13B. This stock’s distance from its 20-day simple moving average is 4.55% , based on a recent bid, while its distance from the 50-day simple moving average is currently 9.54%. Meanwhile, it has a distance of 7.38% from the 200-day simple moving average. Today, this organization is sitting -30.24% away from its 52-week high price and 46.34% away from its 52-week low price.
When it comes to more detail-oriented stock traders, they will be keeping their eyes on another measurement – Williams Percent Range or Willams %R. This measurement is a widely-used technical indicator that has its beginnings with Larry Williams, its founder, and it helps us identify when stocks have become oversold or overbought. Highly experienced stock traders will normally use the Williams %R measurement in combination with other trend indicators to pinpoint potential turnaround spots in a stock’s price trajectory. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)’s Williams Percent Range, or 14-day Williams %R, is sitting at 23.25 at the time of writing. Generally speaking, if the indicator rises above -20, the shares may be overbought. On the flip side, if the indicator goes below -80, it may mean that the stock has crossed over into oversold territory.
Investors usually keep their eyes focused on the most recent stock price resistance and support levels. When using the word “support,” we mean the bottom “floor” level where a stock might bounce back after slipping. If the share price can breach the first support level, then overall investor focus may move to the second level. Meanwhile, the resistance is the complete contrary of support levels. As shares grow in price, it may experience a fall as it breaches a particular resistance level. After a recent examination, this company’s shares’ first resistance level is sitting at 19.50. Meanwhile, investors are looking out for the first support level, which is 19.08.