CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 05, 2014


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CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased CTL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that CTL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $38.03, the dividend yield is 5.68%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $38.03, representing a -0.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.21 and a 36.16% increase over the 52 week low of $27.93.

CTL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) and China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ). CTL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.56. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -6.94%, compared to an industry average of 2.5%.

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 )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund ( DTN )
  • SPDR S&P Telecom ETF ( XTL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RYU with an increase of 15.34% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent weighting of CTL at 7.51%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: CTL , VZ , CHL , IYZ , VOX , RYU , DTN , XTL

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