CenturyLink (CTL) Major Shareholder Purchases 7620118 Shares of Stock

Marco Green
April 17, 2018

Laurion Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Us Bancorp Del (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.79B market cap company. The stock appeared $27.61 above its 52-week highs and is down -0.93% for the last five trades. The company has volume of 5.9 Million shares. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 254.06% the S&P500.

The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. By buying 3.32M shares Beck Mack & Oliver Llc made the stock sank with 6.44%. The hedge fund run by Leon Shaulov held 550,000 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.17 million, up from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. City Holding Company sold 32,821 shares as Centurylink Inc Com (CTL)'s stock declined 6.44%. (NYSE:CTL) has a Shareholder Yield of -0.830193 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of -1.82930. Another trade for 13,641 shares valued at $750,528 was sold by von Gillern Jeffry H. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.21% the S&P500. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 30% are positive. Bank of America maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, October 13 report. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. (NYSE:CTL) rating on Monday, July 18. On Friday, December 15 the firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given. Societe Generale initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, March 22 report. The price target set for the stock is $19.74, and this sets up an impressive set of potential movement for the stock. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, March 29. (NYSE:CTL) to report earnings on May, 2. The rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research to "Neutral" on Monday, October 17.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q4 2017.

The stock increased 3.45% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $1.5. It is negative, as 51 investors sold HD shares while 662 reduced holdings. Menta Capital LLC raised its stake in CenturyLink by 4.3% in the fourth quarter. Winch Advisory Ser Ltd Com reported 78 shs stake. Reilly Fin Ltd Co holds 272 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NYSE:JPM) for 93 shares.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "CenturyLink (CTL) Position Boosted by Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc." was first reported by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. (NYSE:JPM). Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Limited Liability reported 1.34% stake. Birch Hill Advsr Limited Liability Corp accumulated 12,067 shares. (NYSE:JPM) for 170,979 shares. Duff And Phelps Mngmt Com accumulated 800,000 shares. Lsv Asset has invested 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. The Hgk Asset Management Inc holds 890,699 shares with $14.86 million value, up from 724,491 last quarter. 157,362 are owned by Chilton Management Ltd Liability Com. Tortoise Invest Mngmt Ltd holds 0% or 123 shs. (NYSE:ETR) stake by 26,652 shares and now owns 161,044 shares. Oakworth Cap Incorporated owns 110,818 shares. 57 are held by Solutions Lc. (NYSE:JPM) for 3,866 shares. Finally, West Family Investments Inc. bought a new stake in shares of CenturyLink during the 4th quarter valued at $42,435,000. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell). It doesn't guarantee that they'll make money on the stock, however, but it greatly enhances the chance that they will turn a profit. $7.58 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. 48,344 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:HD) shares were sold by Carey Matt. Now it has a market worth of $18.40B. For a total of 569,666 shares it reduced its holding in Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) by 62,650 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Berkshire Hathaw.Clb (BRKB).

Intellisync Corp (SYNC) investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. 118 funds bought holdings and 256 increased holdings. RBC Capital Markets maintained CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has been observed as trading -12.43% away from its 90-day high price. Country Tru Bank holds 0% or 23 shares in its portfolio.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on CTL shares. Huntington Bank & Trust accumulated 28,851 shs. Sit Inv, a Minnesota-based fund reported 574,025 shares. The ROIC Quality of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 22,598 shares.

Technical Analysis of CenturyLink, Inc.: Technical indicators do not lead us to assume the stock will see more gains anytime soon. (NYSE:CTL). Westchester Management Ltd Company has 0.21% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. Hilltop Hldgs, a Texas-based fund reported 35,966 shares. Piper Jaffray maintained Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Gemmer Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

Since April 3, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $215.07 million activity.

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