CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) went up to recover about 5.21% since recording its record low price of $11.52. The stock experienced -3.73% slump, arriving at $12.12 on 4/12/2019. During the day, the stock price traveled from $12.1 to $12.63. This company shares are 16.09% off its target price of $14.07 and the current market capitalization stands at $12.92B. The recent change has given its price a -6.22% deficit over SMA 50 and -49.92% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 1.68% gains, -25.51% declines and -42.07% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found CTL’s volatility during a week at 2.21% and during a month it has been found around 2.24%.

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $9.97 billion or 75.9% in CTL stock. Look at its top three institutional owners: Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd owns $1.49 billion in CenturyLink, Inc., which represents roughly 11.56% of the company’s market cap and approximately 14.98% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 106,032,787 shares of the stock are valued at $1.29 billion. The third largest holder is Blackrock Inc., which currently holds $1.05 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 8.13% of its market capitalization.

CenturyLink, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of December reporting period, 366 institutional holders increased their position in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) by some 60,734,416 shares, 389 decreased positions by 61,047,623 and 103 held positions by 700,478,447. That puts total institutional holdings at 822,260,486 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 114 new institutional investments totaling 7,862,382 shares while 103 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 8,709,550 shares.

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. CenturyLink, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Chilton Kevin P. has acquired 2,000 shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) in the trading session dated Mar. 12, 2019. These shares are worth $24,600 and were traded at $12.3 each. The SEC filing shows that CLONTZ STEVEN T performed a purchase of 8,000 shares. The Director added these shares by way of transaction on Mar. 06, 2019. The company’s shares were assimilated at $11.95 per share worth to an investment of some $95,600 to the account of CLONTZ STEVEN T.

President & CEO, STOREY JEFFREY K, purchased 83,000 common shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) in the open market. In a transaction dated Mar. 06, 2019, the shares were bought at an average price of $11.94, giving away a sum of $991,020. After this purchase, 3,481,896 common shares of CTL are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $42,200,580.

In the transaction dated Mar. 06, 2019, a great number of shares acquired came courtesy the EVP and CFO; Dev Indraneel added a total of 50,000 shares at an average price of $11.75, amounting to approximately $587,500. The insider now directly owns 464,354 shares worth $5,627,971.

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL), with 1 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 10 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 1 buy, 2 sell and 2 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 3.19 average brokerage recommendation [T1].