$0.22 EPS Expected for CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL); Magnachip Semiconductor Has 1.17 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Kolinski

Analysts expect CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to report $0.22 EPS on February, 14.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 59.26% from last quarter’s $0.54 EPS. CTL’s profit would be $235.18M giving it 19.73 P/E if the $0.22 EPS is correct. After having $0.42 EPS previously, CenturyLink, Inc.’s analysts see -47.62% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $17.36. About 11.53 million shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.32% the S&P500.

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation designs, makes, and sells analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for consumer, computing, communication, industrial, automotive, and Internet of Things applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $384.06 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Foundry Services Group, and Standard Products Group. It currently has negative earnings. It provides display solutions, including source and gate drivers and timing controllers that cover a wide range of flat panel displays used in ultra-high definition , high definition (HD), light emitting diode (LED), 3D and OLED televisions and displays, notebooks, and mobile communications and entertainment devices.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 65 investors sold CenturyLink, Inc. shares while 190 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 436.00 million shares or 1.89% less from 444.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board invested 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Brown Brothers Harriman And Co holds 11,463 shares. 989 are owned by Carroll. Raymond James Services Inc invested in 0.02% or 136,893 shares. Thornburg owns 0.64% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 4.74M shares. Jfs Wealth Advsrs Lc reported 2,604 shares stake. 50,554 are held by Summit Financial Wealth Lc. Twin Securities Incorporated owns 150,000 shares. Independence Trust stated it has 10,000 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt holds 0.04% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) or 2.70M shares. Valley National Advisers owns 116 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 0.05% or 9.14 million shares. Advsr Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.36% or 1.15M shares. Integral Derivatives Limited Liability Corporation owns 24,469 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) rating on Friday, July 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $2500 target. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 17. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, December 13 by SunTrust. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 8 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by JP Morgan. As per Tuesday, September 15, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, February 28 by Moffett Nathanson. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, August 7. As per Thursday, August 6, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $27 target in Wednesday, March 29 report.

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $18.56 billion. It operates through two divisions, Business and Consumer. It has a 29.93 P/E ratio. The firm offers broadband services, which allow clients to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of MagnaChip Semi’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating MagnaChip Semi, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. MX was included in 2 notes of analysts from September 29, 2016. Roth Capital initiated MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) on Thursday, September 29 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, January 13, the company rating was upgraded by Needham.

North Run Capital Lp holds 6.6% of its portfolio in MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation for 1.24 million shares. Proxima Capital Management Llc owns 455,000 shares or 2.89% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Brigade Capital Management Lp has 2.88% invested in the company for 3.13 million shares. The California-based Engaged Capital Llc has invested 2.07% in the stock. Silver Capital Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 38,318 shares.

The stock increased 1.81% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $11.25. About 264,610 shares traded. MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (MX) has risen 76.77% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.07% the S&P500.

Analysts await MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.24 earnings per share, up 116.90% or $1.66 from last year’s $-1.42 per share. MX’s profit will be $8.19M for 11.72 P/E if the $0.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.27 actual earnings per share reported by MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.11% negative EPS growth.

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