Lumen Technologies, Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Lumen Technologies shares (LUMN.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $9.86 – a decrease of 2.47% over the previous week. Lumen Technologies employs 40,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $22 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Lumen Technologies's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $9.86, which is 25.42% down on its pre-crash value of $13.22 and 20.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $8.16.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Lumen Technologies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $638.98 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $725.01.
|Latest market close||$9.86|
|52-week range||$8.45 - $15.3|
|50-day moving average||$10.0745|
|200-day moving average||$10.0138|
|Wall St. target price||$9.43|
|Dividend yield||$1 (10.41%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.123|
All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.
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.
|1 week (2021-01-12)||-4.66%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||4.50%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||5.58%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||4.07%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-35.44%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-40.96%|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||-54.05%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Lumen Technologies shares trade at around 9x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 419.2256. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $8.7 billion (£6.4 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lumen Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$22 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$12.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.96%|
|Market capitalisation||$10.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 114.7 million Lumen Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Lumen Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% up from 113.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lumen Technologies shares can be evaluated.
Lumen Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lumen Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lumen Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 9.4 million). Lumen Technologies's SIR currently stands at 12.24. In other words for every 100,000 Lumen Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12240 shares are currently held short.
However Lumen Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lumen Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lumen Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lumen Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lumen Technologies shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.119% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lumen Technologies shares, roughly 119 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Lumen Technologies.
Find out more about how you can short Lumen Technologies stock.
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.
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 10/01/2020) 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.).
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.
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.
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.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.
|Total ESG score||29|
|Total ESG percentile||43.54|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 69.93% of net profits
Recently Lumen Technologies has paid out, on average, around 69.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.41% 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 10.41% 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 11 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
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.
Over the last 12 months, Lumen Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.45 up to $15.3. 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 1.0094. This would suggest that Lumen Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Lumen Technologies, Inc., a facilities-based communications company, provides various integrated services 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. Lumen Technologies, Inc. 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, as well as satellite television services under DIRECTV name. 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. Additionally, the company is involved in leasing and subleasing of space. As of December 31, 2019, it served approximately 4.7 million broadband subscribers. The company was formerly knowen as CenturyLink, Inc. and changed its name to Lumen Technologies, Inc. in September 2020. Lumen Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.
Learn more about Transportation and Logistics Systems’ recent performance and where you can invest in Transportation and Logistics Systems shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.
Learn more about Charlie’s Holdings’ recent performance and where you can invest in Charlie’s Holdings shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.
Learn more about Lemonade’s recent performance and where you can invest in Lemonade shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.
Learn more about Unity Software’s recent performance and where you can invest in Unity Software shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor
Learn more about FuelCell Energy’s recent performance and where you can invest in FuelCell Energy shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.
Learn more about CloudCommerce’s recent performance and where you can invest in CloudCommerce shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor
Ever wondered how to buy shares in Zomedica Pharmaceuticals? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Zomedica Pharmaceuticals.
Ever wondered how to buy shares in YRC Worldwide? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including YRC Worldwide.
Ever wondered how to buy shares in Xeros Technology Group? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Xeros Technology Group.
Ever wondered how to buy shares in Xpediator? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Xpediator.
finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are from companies from which finder.com receives compensation. We may receive compensation from our partners for placement of their products or services. We may also receive compensation if you click on certain links posted on our site. While compensation arrangements may affect the order, position or placement of product information, it doesn't influence our assessment of those products. Please don't interpret the order in which products appear on our Site as any endorsement or recommendation from us. finder.com compares a wide range of products, providers and services but we don't provide information on all available products, providers or services. Please appreciate that there may be other options available to you than the products, providers or services covered by our service.