CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 04, 2013
CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 04, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 19, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CTL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that CTL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $33.12, the dividend yield is 6.52%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $33.12, representing a -23.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.08 and a 3.34% increase over the 52 week low of $32.05.
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 $1.72. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 1.27%, compared to an industry average of 20.9%.
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 )
- First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
- PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI )
- WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund ( DTN ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYZ with an increase of 4.04% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CTL at 6.28%.