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CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $35.93.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CTL shares. Analysts at Macquarie upgraded shares of CenturyLink from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $31.00. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of CenturyLink in a research note on Thursday, December 19th. They set an “underperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of CenturyLink in a research note on Friday, December 13th. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) opened at 28.93 on Tuesday. CenturyLink has a 52 week low of $27.93 and a 52 week high of $42.01. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $30.20 and a 200-day moving average of $32.02. The company’s market cap is $17.100 billion. CenturyLink also saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 13,265 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 435% compared to the average volume of 2,481 call options.

CenturyLink, Inc (NYSE:CTL) is an integrated communications company.

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