Stock Hovering Above The Trend line: Nice Momentum for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) – Garland Gazette

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CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)’ stock is holding above their moving averages, indicating a postitive uptrend for Technology company.

As any seasoned investor knows, trading stocks can be both exiting and scary. Figuring out how to profit in the market may take a lot of time and dedication. Many novice investors may jump into the markets without any kind of research. Some people may prefer to let professionals deal with their investments. With so much available information, investors may need to find out how to separate the important data from the unimportant data. As we move further into the second half of the year, investors are most likely monitoring market momentum to try and figure out how stocks will finish the year. With the stock market still trading at high levels, investors may be looking for certain stocks that still have room to move higher. Finding these stocks may be tricky, but doing the necessary research may help spot some names that will make a positive impact on the future of the portfolio.  

In order to tell which way a stock is trending, the stock’s share price should be compared to its moving average.  The stock will be uptrending if it is being traded above its moving averages and downtrending if it is being traded below. The stock stands 0.75% away from its 50-day simple moving average and -28.06% away from the 200-day average. The price currently stands at $11.12.

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)‘s stock was -26.60%.  -7.49% over the last quarter, and  -28.12% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, CenturyLink, Inc. stock was -11.96% off of the high and 15.35% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -54.05% (High), 15.35%, (Low). 

The RSI (Relative Strength Index), an indicator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movements is 53.75 for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL).

Returns & Recommendation

The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.90 on this stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  The Street has a 12.92 target price on the shares for the next 12-18 months.

Many investors rely on technical analysis when making market decisions. Technical analysis enables investors to examine previous market activity to try and predict future stock price movement. Stock prices often move in trends that can be observed. A trend may remain in place until a specific technical line is breached. Many traders will develop strategies based on defined trends. Some investors will develop opposite strategies that tend to go against the trend. Many technical chart watchers are interested in finding patterns that may repeat in the future. Repetitive price movements have been studied for a long time. Investors may choose to develop highly complex systems for trading equities, while others may choose to follow simple trend lines to identify entry and exit points. Mastering the art of technical analysis may take a long time. Developing technical skills may be a very useful tool for the investor to add to the kit. 

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