CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 07, 2012


CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 07, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.725 per share scheduled for December 21, 2012. Shareholders who purchased CTL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 12th quarter that CTL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $39.28, the dividend yield is 7.38%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $39.28, representing a -9.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.43 and a 12.84% increase over the 52 week low of $34.81.

CTL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). CTL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.05. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 20.64%, compared to an industry average of -4.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CTL Dividend History page.

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is XTL with an increase of 11.76% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent weighting of CTL at 8.16%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: CHL , CTL , DTN , DVY , IYZ , RYU , T , XTL

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