SeekingAlpha  Mar 8  Comment 
ByEquity Watch: I am bullish on CenturyLink (CTL). The company remains a good investment option for dividend investors, as it offers an attractive dividend yield of 6.9%. Also, the growth in strategic revenues, increase in broadband subscribers...
SeekingAlpha  Mar 6  Comment 
By Winning Strategies: CenturyLink (CTL) again demonstrated its cash generating potential by declaring a regular quarterly dividend and announcing a buyback program of $1 billion. On the 24th of February, the company declared a regular quarterly...
StreetInsider.com  Feb 24  Comment 
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StreetInsider.com  Feb 24  Comment 
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TheStreet.com  Feb 13  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CenturyLink  was rising 1.67% to $30.69 on Thursday after the communications company forecast guidance for the fiscal year 2014 that edged past analysts' expectations. The company announced in its fourth-quarter...
Benzinga  Feb 13  Comment 
In a report published Thursday, Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery reiterated an Overweight rating and $37.00 price target on CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL). In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, “Strong results across the board, with top-line...
SeekingAlpha  Feb 13  Comment 
By Glyndon Park: Executive Summary Telecom has been notable laggard for some time Valuations look attractive for both AT&T (T) and Century Link (CTL) Buy the large cap telecom bundle consisting of T, CTL and Verizon (VZ) or an ETF...
StreetInsider.com  Feb 12  Comment 
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StreetInsider.com  Feb 11  Comment 
UPGRADES Macquarie boosts CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) from Neutral to Outperform and adjusts its price target from $31 to $33. Click Here for more color. BofA/Merrill Lynch raises Steel Dynamics (Nasdaq: STLD) from Neutral to Buy. Jefferies...
Benzinga  Feb 11  Comment 
In a report published Tuesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery reiterated an Overweight rating on CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), but lowered the price target from $40.00 to $37.00. In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, “After the recent...


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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