This High-Yielder Should be Sold Now

CenturyLink failed to reverse its downtrend and its dividend could be in jeporady


CenturyLink (CTL) — This integrated communications company is forecast by S&P to have a 1% decline in revenues in 2013. Although earnings are projected to increase to $2.75 this year, up from $2.67, consensus earnings for 2014 are just $2.78. The stock has been supported by a 6.1% dividend yield, but that could be in jeopardy.

Half of a wide downside gap that opened in February has been covered by a rally that ended in May. But the stock failed to reverse the downtrend and instead now challenges the resistance line at $36. Support is at $34.

With buying volume diminishing compared to selling volume and the MACD overbought, CTL should be sold.

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