Dividend Stocks: Early Morning Insight into Windstream, CenturyLink, Frontier Communications, and France Telecom

Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:01am EDT

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LONDON,  March 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Equity markets have been rallying on the back of robust recovery in the U.S.
economy. While the improving U.S. economic outlook has sparked a huge rally in
the equity market, it also augurs well for the Technology sector. A slowdown in
the global economy had forced businesses to scale back their spending on
technology in 2012. However, the economic outlook has improved, businesses are
likely to invest heavily into new technologies, benefiting telecom services
companies such as Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ: WIN), CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE:
CTL), Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) and France Telecom SA (ADR)
(NYSE: FTE). On Friday, telecom services stocks ended on a mixed note even as
the broad market rallied. StockCall has issued technical analysis and charting
reports on WIN, CTL, FTR, and FTE. Download these free reports now at

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Shares of Windstream Corp. edged higher in Friday's trading session. The stock
closed 0.47% higher at  $8.56  on above average volume of 8.22 million, taking
its gains for the year to over 3.30%. Although the company's shares have
underperformed the broad market this year, they currently have a very high
dividend yield. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 11.68%. Windstream
currently has a payout ratio of 357%. It will pay its next quarterly dividend on
 April 14, 2013. Download the free research on WIN today by registering at

http://www.StockCall.com/WIN031113.pdf   

CenturyLink Inc. is another telecom services provider that has a very high
dividend yield. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.28%, and a payout
ratio of 232%. The telecom company went ex-dividend on  March 7, 2013. The
company will be paying its next quarterly dividend on  March 21, 2013. On
Friday, CenturyLink's shares edged lower, extending their losses from the
previous trading sessions. The stock closed 0.41% lower at  $34.39  on volume of
6.31 million. Despite the high dividend yield, shares of CTL have fallen more
than 12% this year, underperforming the broad market. Sign up and have access to
our free report on CTL at

http://www.StockCall.com/CTL031113.pdf   

Shares of Frontier Communications Corp. are also down sharply for the year even
though the stock currently has a very high dividend yield. Frontier's current
dividend yield stands at 9.83%, which is amongst the highest in telecom services
sector. The telecom company currently has a payout ratio of 308%. It will pay
its next quarterly dividend on  March 28, 2013. Despite the high dividend yield,
Frontier Communications shares are down nearly 5% for the year, underperforming
the broad market. On Friday, the stock closed 0.49% lower at  $4.07  on volume
of 5.77 million. Sign up and read the complimentary report on FTR at

http://www.StockCall.com/FTR031113.pdf   

Shares of France Telecom SA rose sharply in Friday's trading session. The stock
closed 1.48% higher at  $10.30  on volume of 993,866. The stock gained 3% in the
last three trading sessions. Despite the recent gains on Friday, the company's
shares have fallen more than 6% for the year, underperforming the S&P 500.
Investors have been bearish on France Telecom even though the stock currently
has a very dividend yield of 9.83%. The  France-based telecom has a payout ratio
of 385%. The free report on FTE can be downloaded by signing up now at

http://www.StockCall.com/FTE031113.pdf   

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