CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 14, 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 same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $37.07, the dividend yield is 5.83%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $37.07, representing a -14.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.43 and a 15.66% 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 $1.4. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3%, compared to an industry average of 33.1%.
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 )
- First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
- SPDR S&P Telecom ETF ( XTL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VOX with an increase of 10.98% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent weighting of CTL at 6.57%.
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