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Market Intelligence Center  Nov 23  Comment 
CenturyTel Inc. (CTL) is a good candidate for a covered call at the $28.00 level. The Apr. '16 call at that price should fetch a credit of about $1.30, which means the entire position has a net debit of about $25.93. This trade has 1.58% downside...
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 19  Comment 
For a hedged play on CenturyTel Inc. (CTL) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented trade-picking algorithms selected a Apr. '16 $29.00 covered call for a net debit in the $27.29 area. That is also the break-even stock price for the covered call....
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 3  Comment 
Monday’s trading in CenturyTel Inc. (CTL) gives options traders an opportunity for a 11.80% return. By selling the Jan. '16 $29.00 call and buying the Jan. '17 call at the $20.00 level for a net debit of $8.05, traders will book a profit as long...
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Market Intelligence Center  Sep 23  Comment 
CenturyTel Inc. (CTL) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 9.80% return in just 205 days. A covered call on CenturyTel at the $26.00 level expiring on Apr. '16 offers an assigned return rate of 9.80% or 17.44% annualized. This trade...
TheStreet.com  Sep 15  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CenturyLink   stock was initiated with an "underweight" rating and $25 price target at Barclays on Tuesday. Although declines in CenturyLink's legacy businesses, such as local and long-distance voice, have "eased,"...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 17  Comment 
CenturyTel Inc. (CTL) is an excellent choice for either a diagonal spread or a covered call expiring in Jan. '16 at the $29.00 level according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented algorithms.A covered call on CenturyTel for a net debit of...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 13  Comment 
CenturyTel Inc. (CTL) closed Wednesday at $28.53 and technical indicators recently have been bearish. Based in part on those numbers, MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms have identified a couple of attractive trading opportunities...




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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.




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