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How to buy Lumen Technologies (LUMN) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Lumen Technologies shares.
Lumen Technologies is a telecom services business based in the US. Lumen Technologies stocks (LUMN.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $13.19 – a decrease of 1.25% over the previous week. Lumen Technologies employs 37,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $20 billion.
How to buy shares in Lumen Technologies
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LUMN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Lumen Technologies?
- Has coronavirus impacted Lumen Technologies shares?
- Lumen Technologies shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Lumen Technologies stock a buy or sell?
- Lumen Technologies performance over time
- Is Lumen Technologies suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Lumen Technologies shares over-valued?
- Lumen Technologies's financials
- How volatile are Lumen Technologies shares?
- Does Lumen Technologies pay a dividend?
- Have Lumen Technologies shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Lumen Technologies stock price (NYSE:LUMN)Use our graph to track the performance of LUMN stocks over time.
Lumen Technologies shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$11.88|
|52-week range||$10.44 - $15.68|
|50-day moving average||$12.87|
|200-day moving average||$13.00|
|Wall St. target price||$11.30|
|Dividend yield||$1 (8.3%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.71|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Lumen Technologies stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Lumen Technologies price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-1.25%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||-6.90%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||0.17%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||-6.09%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||-0.25%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||-17.90%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||15.09|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||25.96|
Is Lumen Technologies under- or over-valued?
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 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 $8.5 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||$20 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||$11.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.29%|
|Return on equity TTM||-6.14%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.3 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 01/01/2019) 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.
Lumen Technologies share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 52.91% of net profits
Recently Lumen Technologies has paid out, on average, around 52.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.3% 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 8.3% 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 10 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Lumen Technologies's shares ever split?
Lumen Technologies's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 April 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 $10.4438 up to $15.6751. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.9807. 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 services and solutions under CenturyLink name to business and residential customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates through five segments: International and Global Accounts Management, Enterprise, Small and Medium Business, Wholesale, and Consumer. It offers IP and data services, including VPN data network, Ethernet, internet protocol (IP), and content delivery services. The company also offers transport and infrastructure services comprising high bandwidth optical networks; unlit optical fiber networks, and related professional and management services; private line services, a direct circuit or channel specifically dedicated for connecting two or more organizational sites; colocation and data center services; and consulting services, which include network management, installation and maintenance of data equipment, and building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks for government and business customers. In addition, the company provides voice and collaboration services, including primary rate interface service, local inbound service, switched one-plus, toll free, long distance, and international services; and voice over internet protocol services. Further, it offers IT and managed service that include network, hosting, public and private cloud, and other IT services, as well as intuitive management tools.
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