CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 27, 2014

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CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased CTL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 7th quarter that CTL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $41.27, the dividend yield is 5.23%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $41.27, representing a -9.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.67 and a 47.76% increase over the 52 week low of $27.93.

CTL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ). CTL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.66. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -4.96%, compared to an industry average of -9.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CTL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to CTL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CTL as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund ( IYZ )
  • Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF ( VOX )
  • WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund ( DTN )
  • ProShares Ultra Telecommunications ProShares ( LTL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is LTL with an increase of 18.27% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent weighting of CTL at 6.64%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CTL , CHL , VZ , IYZ , VOX , DTN , LTL

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