Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) [Trend Analysis] moved up reacts as active mover, shares an advance 0.16% to traded at $36.74 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -1.17%. Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) reported that its fourth quarter earnings guidance in the range of $0.36 to $0.40 per share.The guidance includes estimated pre-tax charges of $16.5 million, or approximately $0.04 per share, related to its fourth quarter 2016 debt refinancing and repayment activities.
Excluding these charges, the earnings guidance would have been in the range of $0.40 to $0.44 per share. In the prior year, the company has recorded adjusted results of $0.09 per share.On average, 16 analysts are looking for earnings of $0.44 per share. Analysts estimates usually exclude special items.
The company said it expects a sequential decrease in fourth quarter profitability from its steel operations based on lower shipments and metal spread compression. Fourth quarter average steel product pricing is expected to decrease, more than offsetting the savings derived from lower ferrous scrap costs. The firm’s current ratio calculated as 3.90 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1.22 and price to cash ratio remained 8.67. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 15.20% and return on investment was 0.50% while its return on asset stayed at 6.50%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.87.
CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with 0.08% to $24.19. CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) won a multi-year contract worth approximately $11.4 million to provide U.S. Senate state offices with a unified communications-as-a-service platform for hosted voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) service. The contract award includes the installation, maintenance, operation and management of CenturyLink-supplied hardware, software, training and help desk support to provide VoIP service to more than 450 Senate offices in all 50 states.
The contract was awarded by the office of the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, which is responsible for all Senate telecommunications and technology support services for U.S. Senate offices in Washington, D.C., as well as in the states.The three-year contract, which is worth approximately $3.8 million a year, has four one-year options and a total value of roughly $26 million. The share price of CTL attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 2.03%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 19.23% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -26.10%.