Two Stocks To Watch For: CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) ; Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

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CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) closed at $16 on the last trading session with an decrease of -1.05%, whereas, it previously closed at $16.17. The company has a market capitalization of $16.74 Billion. The company traded shares of 13.37 Million on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 12.17 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) produced diluted EPS of 0.65. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 1.23 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 0.33. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at -60.3, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 1.23% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at -7.42% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at -18.1%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) is at 24.46 while the forward p/e is at 13.05. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) stands at 0.73 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 0.75. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 18.52. The quick ratio and the current ratio of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) are reported at 0.8 and 0.8 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) stands at 2.4, 7.7 and 2.9 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) is reported at 22.99 Billion with income of 696 Million. The outstanding shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) are 1.05 Billion. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 76.7 stands at 0.80%, this figure is increased 0.08 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) is ticked at 0.5%, the figure is plummeted -6.19% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 20.86. The 52 week high of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) is placed at 24.20 and 52 week low is standing at 13.97.

Performance wise the shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) rose up 3.16% for the week, it also fell -6.16% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -23.92%. The shares decrease -19.19% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) shrinked -3.26% for the yearly performance.

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) closed at $34.76 on the last trading session with an increase of 1.34%, whereas, it previously closed at $34.3. The company has a market capitalization of $33.86 Billion. The company traded shares of 7.57 Million on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 13.87 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) produced diluted EPS of 4.31. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 4.42 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 0.79. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 36.1, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 4.42% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 16.98% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 83%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is at 8.07 while the forward p/e is at 7.86. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stands at 1.96 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 4.95. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 13.23. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) are reported at 1.7 and 2.6 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) stands at 18, 45.4 and 37.3 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is reported at 17.25 Billion with income of 4.43 Billion. The outstanding shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) are 974 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 82 stands at 0.80%, this figure is decreased -0.03 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is ticked at 0.6%, the figure is rose 0% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 48.09. The 52 week high of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is placed at 62.40 and 52 week low is standing at 28.79.

Performance wise the shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) rose up 10.21% for the week, it also rise 1.73% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -2.69%. The shares decrease -23.1% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) shrinked -36.64% for the yearly performance.