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Warming Up To Windstream's 11.5% Dividend Yield

Published Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:39:15 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Although we see that CenturyLink (CTL) is the primus inter pares of the rural telecom sector we have also been covering its two largest competitors Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) and Windstream Corporation (WIN). Windstream's shares have generated a negative 20% total return in 2012. Because Windstream's shares have been beaten so badly throughout 2012, we can't help but take notice of the 11.5% dividend yield that the shares are offering. In our August report on Windstream we discussed how we considered replacing CenturyLink in our portfolio with Windstream and that we were glad that we stuck with our blue chip rural telecom CenturyLink. We're probably going to have to reconsider at the end of the year mainly because Windstream may be a contrarian play as its former champion Jim Cramer has switched his support to CenturyLink recently. We're also going to evaluate it further as the company is in the... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS 1.21   0.0 -7.99 2.40 180.45
CENTURYLINK 11.33   0.0 -7.51 1.00 8.88
AT&T 32.41   12.1 2.68 2.04 6.32
DISH NETWORK 38.91   13.2 2.94 0.00 0.00
SPRINT NEXTEL 7.45   0.0 -0.47 0.00 0.00
WINDSTREAM 0.33   0.0 -55.88 0.00 0.00

FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS - FTR
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS - FTR  


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