| CenturyLink, via its subsidiaries, is a communications company engaged in providing an array of integrated services to its business and residential customers. Co.'s segments include: International and Global Accounts Management, which provides products and services to global enterprise customers; Enterprise, which provides products and services to regional domestic and global enterprises; Small and Medium Business, which provides products and services to small and medium businesses directly and through its indirect channel partners; and Wholesale, which provides products and services to other communication providers across the wireline, wireless, cable, voice and data center sectors. |
When researching a stock like CenturyLink, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from CTL Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for CTL stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting CTL RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.