CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CTL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -25.52% decrease from the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $35.11, representing a -19.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.43 and a 9.55% 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 $1.24. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.14%, compared to an industry average of 7.3%.
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 )
- Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF ( VOX )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
- SPDR S&P Telecom ETF ( XTL )
- WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund ( DTN ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XTL with an increase of 16.21% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent weighting of CTL at 6.88%.
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