Dividend Stocks: Early Morning Insight into Windstream, CenturyLink, Frontier Communications, and France Telecom
LONDON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Equity markets have been rallying on the back of robust recovery in the U.S. economy. While the improving U.S. economic outlook has sparked a huge rally in the equity market, it also augurs well for the Technology sector. A slowdown in the global economy had forced businesses to scale back their spending on technology in 2012. However, the economic outlook has improved, businesses are likely to invest heavily into new technologies, benefiting telecom services companies such as Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ: WIN), CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL), Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) and France Telecom SA (ADR) (NYSE: FTE). On Friday, telecom services stocks ended on a mixed note even as the broad market rallied. StockCall has issued technical analysis and charting reports on WIN, CTL, FTR, and FTE. Download these free reports now at
Shares of Windstream Corp. edged higher in Friday's trading session. The stock closed 0.47% higher at $8.56 on above average volume of 8.22 million, taking its gains for the year to over 3.30%. Although the company's shares have underperformed the broad market this year, they currently have a very high dividend yield. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 11.68%. Windstream currently has a payout ratio of 357%. It will pay its next quarterly dividend on April 14, 2013. Download the free research on WIN today by registering at
CenturyLink Inc. is another telecom services provider that has a very high dividend yield. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.28%, and a payout ratio of 232%. The telecom company went ex-dividend on March 7, 2013. The company will be paying its next quarterly dividend on March 21, 2013. On Friday, CenturyLink's shares edged lower, extending their losses from the previous trading sessions. The stock closed 0.41% lower at $34.39 on volume of 6.31 million. Despite the high dividend yield, shares of CTL have fallen more than 12% this year, underperforming the broad market. Sign up and have access to our free report on CTL at
Shares of Frontier Communications Corp. are also down sharply for the year even though the stock currently has a very high dividend yield. Frontier's current dividend yield stands at 9.83%, which is amongst the highest in telecom services sector. The telecom company currently has a payout ratio of 308%. It will pay its next quarterly dividend on March 28, 2013. Despite the high dividend yield, Frontier Communications shares are down nearly 5% for the year, underperforming the broad market. On Friday, the stock closed 0.49% lower at $4.07 on volume of 5.77 million. Sign up and read the complimentary report on FTR at
Shares of France Telecom SA rose sharply in Friday's trading session. The stock closed 1.48% higher at $10.30 on volume of 993,866. The stock gained 3% in the last three trading sessions. Despite the recent gains on Friday, the company's shares have fallen more than 6% for the year, underperforming the S&P 500. Investors have been bearish on France Telecom even though the stock currently has a very dividend yield of 9.83%. The France-based telecom has a payout ratio of 385%. The free report on FTE can be downloaded by signing up now at
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