The Insider of CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd, Picked up 7.62 million Shares; 9 Analysts Bullish Oil States International, Inc. (OIS)

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Among 21 analysts covering Oil States (NYSE:OIS), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Oil States had 71 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 16, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. On Wednesday, June 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to “Buy”. As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, January 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 2 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, January 18, the company rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 19 with “Hold”. JP Morgan upgraded Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) on Wednesday, December 7 to “Overweight” rating. See Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) latest ratings:

21/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $29 New Target: $28 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $22.0 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $30.0 Maintain
15/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $26.0 Maintain
12/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy Upgrade
21/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $29.0
13/12/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $33.0 Maintain
12/12/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Buy
09/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $24 New Target: $22 Maintain

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $18.66 billion. It operates through two divisions, Business and Consumer. It has a 7.89 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.

The stock increased 1.66% or $0.285 during the last trading session, reaching $17.445. About 4.94M shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since April 5, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.21% the S&P500.

The insider of Centurylink Inc, Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd invested in 7.62 million shares of the company based on the stock price per share of $16.7 for every share. The shares are worth based on the market around $127.37 million U.S Dollars. The probability of this deal staying disregarded is very low because it’s significant, with Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd now having rights to 118.16 million shares — that is 11.04% of Centurylink Inc’s total market cap.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.99 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 78 investors sold CenturyLink, Inc. shares while 110 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 888.76 million shares or 103.84% more from 436.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 472 are owned by Sandy Spring Bancorp. Comm Savings Bank invested in 15,867 shares or 0% of the stock. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has 46,534 shares. New Hampshire-based Ledyard Bankshares has invested 0.01% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Tortoise Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Com owns 123 shares. Fiduciary Management Incorporated Wi owns 17.46M shares for 1.79% of their portfolio. Td Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Aviva Plc owns 539,286 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). New York-based Sg Americas Ltd has invested 0.06% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Illinois-based Old Second Financial Bank Of Aurora has invested 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Old Point & Financial N A owns 0.62% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 68,796 shares. Moreover, Laurion Ltd Partnership has 0.02% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 214,015 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.04% or 701,148 shares in its portfolio. Flippin Bruce Porter Inc accumulated 358,970 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Centurylink Inc. has $36 highest and $16.0 lowest target. $22.09’s average target is 26.63% above currents $17.445 stock price. Centurylink Inc. had 60 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Hold” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, December 13. J.P. Morgan maintained CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) on Thursday, November 9 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 10 by Oppenheimer. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 16. Cowen & Co maintained CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) on Monday, August 14 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, May 3. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 22. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by UBS. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 17.

Analysts await CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.17 EPS, down 67.31% or $0.35 from last year’s $0.52 per share. CTL’s profit will be $181.88 million for 25.65 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual EPS reported by CenturyLink, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.56% negative EPS growth.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $152.78 million activity. $152.78M worth of stock was sold by HCperf Holdings B.V. on Thursday, February 22.

The stock increased 2.93% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $28.15. About 235,966 shares traded. Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) has declined 14.54% since April 5, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.09% the S&P500.

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