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CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 30, 2013

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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