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How to buy Lumen Technologies stock

Learn how to easily invest in Lumen Technologies stock.

Lumen Technologies is a telecom services business based in the US. Lumen Technologies shares (LUMN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lumen Technologies employs 29,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18.5 billion.

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Lumen Technologies stock price (NYSE: LUMN)

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Lumen Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-31.
Latest market close$5.36
52-week range$4.96 - $12.25
50-day moving average $5.49
200-day moving average $8.76
Wall St. target price$6.73
PE ratio 2.4951
Dividend yield $1 (15.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.06

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Lumen Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.36 from 2023-02-01

1 week (2023-01-23) 4.08%
1 month (2022-12-30) N/A
3 months (2022-10-30) N/A
6 months (2022-08-02) -50.23%
1 year (2022-02-03) -57.49%
2 years (2021-02-03) -54.46%
3 years (2020-02-03) 13.6
5 years (2018-02-02) 17.73

Is Lumen Technologies stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Lumen Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lumen Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lumen Technologies's P/E ratio

Lumen Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Lumen Technologies shares trade at around 2x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Lumen Technologies's PEG ratio

Lumen Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 54.5753. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lumen Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lumen Technologies's EBITDA

Lumen Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lumen Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lumen Technologies financials

Revenue TTM $18.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.82%
Gross profit TTM $11.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.06%
Return on equity TTM 17.08%
Profit margin 10.95%
Book value $12.16
Market capitalisation $5.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lumen Technologies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lumen Technologies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Lumen Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lumen Technologies's overall score of 29 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 44th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lumen Technologies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Lumen Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.33/100

Lumen Technologies's environmental score of 9.33 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lumen Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lumen Technologies's social score

Social score: 15.47/100

Lumen Technologies's social score of 15.47 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lumen Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Lumen Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 9.19/100

Lumen Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lumen Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lumen Technologies's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lumen Technologies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Lumen Technologies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Lumen Technologies Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29
Total ESG percentile 43.54
Environmental score 9.33
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 15.47
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 9.19
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Lumen Technologies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 66.96% of net profits

Recently Lumen Technologies has paid out, on average, around 66.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 15.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lumen Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 15.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lumen Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Lumen Technologies's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Lumen Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 8 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lumen Technologies's shares ever split?

Lumen Technologies's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 31 March 1999. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lumen Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lumen Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Lumen Technologies's share price.

Lumen Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lumen Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.96 up to $12.2487. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LUMN.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lumen Technologies's is 0.9728. This would suggest that Lumen Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Lumen Technologies overview

Lumen Technologies, Inc. , a facilities-based technology and communications company, provides various integrated products and services under the Lumen, Quantum Fiber, and CenturyLink brands to business and residential customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Business and Mass Markets. It offers compute and application services, such as cloud services, IT solutions, unified communication and collaboration solutions, colocation and data center services, content delivery services, and managed security services; and IP and data services, including VPN data network, Ethernet, internet protocol (IP), and voice over internet protocol. The company also provides fiber infrastructure services comprising high bandwidth optical wavelength networks; and unlit optical fiber and related professional services. In addition, it offers voice and other services, including private line services, a direct circuit or channel specifically dedicated for connecting two or more organizational sites; a portfolio of traditional time division multiplexing voice services; and synchronous optical network-based Ethernet, legacy data hosting services, and conferencing services. As of December 31, 2021, the company served approximately 4.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lumen Technologies is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.901% of Lumen Technologies shares are held by insiders and 77.485% by institutions.
How many people work for Lumen Technologies?
Latest data suggests 29,000 work at Lumen Technologies.
When does the fiscal year end for Lumen Technologies?
Lumen Technologies's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Lumen Technologies based?
Lumen Technologies's address is: 100 CenturyLink Drive, Monroe, LA, United States, 71203
What is Lumen Technologies's ISIN number?
Lumen Technologies's international securities identification number is: US5502411037
What is Lumen Technologies's CUSIP number?
Lumen Technologies's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 156700106

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