QUOTE AND NEWS
Forbes  Jul 21  Comment 
Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from...
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 17  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center found a trading opportunity with CenturyTel Inc. (CTL) that should provide a 5.35% return in just 184 days. Sell one Jan. '15 call...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 11  Comment 
Byinvestec: The telecommunication sector has gone through significant changes, as consumers shift from traditional voice to data services. Big telecommunication giants have benefited from the change in consumer preferences due to technological...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 7  Comment 
Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj has launched The Champions Tennis League (CTL) with a pan India tennis tournament featuring IPL style playoffs between six franchisees. Conceptualised...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 4  Comment 
ByEquity Watch: I reiterate my bullish stance on CenturyLink (CTL). The company is on track to growing in the highly saturated U.S. telecom sector with its continuous investments in growth-generating initiatives. Over the past few quarters, the...
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 1  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center  are highlighting two trades on CenturyTel Inc. (CTL) today after it closed at $36.20 on Monday. For more conservative...
SeekingAlpha  Jun 18  Comment 
Byinvestec: CenturyLink, Inc (CTL) is third largest telecommunication company in the U.S., which primarily operates in rural areas and has annual revenues of $18 billion. I am bullish on the company, as growth in strategic revenues is enough to...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 10  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented algorithms have chosen the Oct. '14 $37.00 call for a couple of hedged-trading ideas on CenturyTel Inc. (CTL). A traditional covered call on CenturyTel yields 3.87% (10.88% annualized, for comparison...
SeekingAlpha  Jun 10  Comment 
By Stock Gamer: The share price of CenturyLink (CTL) has appreciated by 20% over the past 3 months, outperforming a gain of just 4% for S&P 500 Index. Based on current annualized dividend of $2.16 per share and 10% cost of equity, the Gordon...
SeekingAlpha  Jun 5  Comment 
ByIAEResearch: CenturyLink (CTL) has been doing well since the start of the year - the stock is up over 19% year-to-date. The stock has been on an upward trend since the start of February, and the growth in the stock price has been backed by the...




RELATED WIKI ARTICLES
 
TOP CONTRIBUTORS

CenturyTel, Inc. (CTL) is a Monroe, Louisiana-based operator of rural telephone services. The firm is one of the leading pure-play rural local exchange carriers (RLECs), with over 2.1 million telephone access lines, primarily in rural areas and small to mid-size cities in 21 states. Based on the number of access lines served, the company is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the United States. In addition to offering local phone services, the company also provides long-distance, Internet access, fiber optic network services, security monitoring, as well as other communications and business information services. In 2006, CenturyTel generated revenue from the following sources: network access (37%), voice revenues (35%), data (14%), fiber transport and CLEC (6%) and other (8%). All operations of CenturyTel are located in the U.S. Recently available information provides key market segment data, which include: Wisconsin (representing 20% of access lines), Missouri (20%), Alabama (12%), Arkansas (11%), Washington (8%), Michigan (5%), Louisiana (4%), Colorado (4%), Ohio (4%), Oregon (3%) and other (8%).

Historically, the company has grown at a healthy rate in part due to its acquisition initiatives. In July 2002, CenturyTel acquired 650,000 access lines in Alabama and Missouri from Verizon. In the second and fourth quarters of 2003, it acquired Digital Teleport and Midwest Fiber Optic Network, respectively. On April 30, 2007, the company completed the acquisition of Madison River Communications Corp (MRCC). With this acquisition, CenturyTel added approximately 170,000 access lines in new markets and enjoys attractive growth prospects in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois and North Carolina. Madison River's network is nearly 100% broadband-enabled and also includes a 2,400 route-mile fiber network that is complementary to CenturyTel's existing operations.




References

Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki