CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 02, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 16, 2018. Shareholders who purchased CTL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 20th quarter that CTL has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $17.67, representing a -36% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.61 and a 34.26% increase over the 52 week low of $13.16.
CTL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as AT&T Inc. ( T ) and Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ). CTL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.76. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as -41.43%, compared to an industry average of 6.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CTL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CTL as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Technology ( XLK )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLK with an increase of 14.98% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CTL at 0.28%.