CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 06, 2014


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CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 21, 2014. Shareholders who purchased CTL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that CTL has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $31.53, representing a -17.89% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.40 and a 12.89% 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 Vodafone Group Plc ( VOD ). CTL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.43. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 54.32%, compared to an industry average of 18.6%.

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 )
  • PowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum Portfolio ( PUI )
  • WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund ( DTN ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of 11.87% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent weighting of CTL at 6.33%.

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 , CHL , VOD , IYZ , VOX , PUI , DTN

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