CenturyLink, Inc. ( CTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 11, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 22, 2019. Shareholders who purchased CTL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -53.7% decrease from the prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of CTL was $12.11, representing a -49.96% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.20 and a 5.12% increase over the 52 week low of $11.52.
CTL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). CTL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$1.63. Zacks Investment Research reports CTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 4.58%, compared to an industry average of 9.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CTL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CTL as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
- iShares Trust ( IYZ )
- First Trust DJ Global Select Dividend ( FGD )
- WisdomTree U.S. Dividend ex-Financials Fund ( DTN )
- Fidelity High Dividend ETF ( FDVV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYZ with an increase of 2.12% over the last 100 days. FXU has the highest percent weighting of CTL at 4.32%.
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