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CenturyLink

$25.22

-1.73 (-6.42%)

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CenturyLink options active as shares fall

CenturyLink options active as shares fall. The stock down $1.88 to $25.07 in heavy trading of 15.6M shares on reports the company is being accused of a sales scheme similar to Wells Fargo (WFC). A timely trade in CenturyLink options is a 300 lot of Jun 26 puts for a nickel when the stock was near $26.50. Those are now 93c in the money and expiring today. 4.1K trade total. Jul 27 calls, Jul 25 puts, Jun 25 calls, and Jun 25 puts are drawing interest as well. Total volume is 2X daily average at 7.2K calls and 8.5K puts. 30-day implied volatility ripped 47% higher to 29.

CTL CenturyLink
$25.22

-1.73 (-6.42%)

05/15/17
RAJA
05/15/17
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Underperform
CenturyLink downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan downgraded Level 3 (LVLT) and CenturyLink (CTL) to Underperform saying both companies are experiencing negative trends ahead of their combination which are unlikely to improve over the next few quarters. Louthan also expects additional sales disruption from the integration that will limit material stock price appreciation.
05/04/17
COWN
05/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $25
COWN
Market Perform
CenturyLink set up for guidance reduction, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Gregory Williams said CenturyLink posted mixed Q1 results with weakness essentially across the board. The company also announced weak Q2 guidance, which he believes sets the company up for downward guidance revisions. Williams maintained his Market Perform rating and lowered his price target to $25 from $27 on CenturyLink shares.
03/29/17
MSCO
03/29/17
INITIATION
Target $27
MSCO
Overweight
CenturyLink resumed with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery resumed coverage on CenturyLink with an Overweight and a $27 price target.
03/22/17
GSCO
03/22/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $1.5
GSCO
Sell
Frontier Communications downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Brett Feldman downgraded Frontier Communications (FTR) to Sell and cut his price target for the shares to $1.50 from $3. Weakening fundamentals may cause Frontier to suspend its dividend after the Q1 payment, Feldman tells investors in a research note. He believes the company cannot both support its dividend and delever. The analyst this morning also reinstated Windstream (WIN) with a Sell rating and lowered his price target for Sell-rated CenturyLink (CTL) to $19 from $21.

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