CenturyLink, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and AT&T Inc. (
). 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
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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 (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF (
- SPDR S&P Telecom ETF (
- WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund (
- iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (
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%.