Technical Roundup On Two Stocks - CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY)

Marco Green
September 14, 2017

About 3.09 million shares traded. (NYSE:CTL) traded down 1.81% on Wednesday, hitting $24.43. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $10.30B company. It was reported on Sep, 12 by Barchart.com. The current consensus recommendation provided by covering analysts is 2.70. Therefore 20% are positive. ON Semiconductor Corp. had 37 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, August 10 report. "The rating was upgraded by UBS on Wednesday, September 30 to ". The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Monday, March 14. The company was maintained on Monday, November 2 by Needham. Needham has "Buy" rating and $26 target. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Wedbush given on Friday, October 30. The company has market cap of $10.50 billion. The Company is involved in providing an array of communications services to its residential and business customers.

The company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 26.83 and Forward P/E ratio is 9.95. Its communications services include local and long-distance voice, broadband, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), private line (including special access), Ethernet, colocation, hosting (including cloud hosting and managed hosting), data integration, video, network, public access, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), information technology and other ancillary services. Analysts have placed a $26 price target on CenturyLink, Inc., suggesting a 41.77% gain from recent close. Therefore 27% are positive. Of all stocks tracked, CenturyLink had the 18th highest net in-flow for the day. Its opening price on the last trading day was $18.54. Centurylink Inc. had 40 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 9 with "Hold". The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. The firm has "Hold" rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, December 13. Raymond James downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Monday, May 15 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 3. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 5 by Craig Hallum. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2016 Q4. It is negative, as 69 investors sold Centurylink Inc shares while 197 reduced holdings.

These funds have shifted positions in (CTL). 387.92 million shares or 1.17% less from 392.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Renaissance Technologies Lc holds 0% or 316,300 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:T) by 291,731 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.64M shares, and cut its stake in Samsung Electronics Gdr (SSNHZ). Natl Bank Of Nova Scotia reported 0% in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL). Next Financial Group, Inc claims 15,714 shares worth $375,000,000. Rbo Communication Limited Liability Com reported 0.34% of its portfolio in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL). The Minnesota-based Jnba Advisors has invested 0% in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL). Moreover, Lingohr Partner Asset Management Gmbh has 0.74% invested in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL). Deutsche Natl Bank Ag owns 2.46 million shares or 0.05% of their United States portfolio. Morgan Stanley owns 5.97M shares. The stock has a beta value of 0.90. First Interstate Financial Bank has 520 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Salem Invest Counselors holds 0% of its portfolio in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) for 532 shares. It dropped, as 6 investors sold Famous Dave's of America, Inc. shares while 6 reduced holdings. Chicago Equity Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation reported 10,920 shares. Healthinvest Partners Ab sold 60,000 shares as Gnc Hldgs Inc (GNC)'s stock declined 4.71%. Orbotech Ltd (NASDAQ:ORBK) has risen 49.39% since September 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.58% the S&P500.

Orbotech Ltd.is a supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Firm provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards, flat panel displays (FPDs) and semiconductor devices (SDs). Over the long run, the price of a stock will generally go up in lock step with its earnings (assuming the P/E ratio is constant).

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