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Short Call at News Buzzer: CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), Monsanto (NYSE:MON)

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) [Trend Analysis] moved down reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -0.58% to traded at $29.25 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was 0.17%. CenturyLink (CTL) announced it has significantly increased the number of network carriers available for interconnections across its data center portfolio. CenturyLink customers now have access to 99 different carriers and network providers across the company’s 58 data centers throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

CenturyLink offers an average of seven network carrier connections at each data center, and some facilities offer more than 20 unique providers. The firm’s current ratio calculated as 0.60 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.91 and price to cash ratio remained 84.89. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 6.90% and return on investment was 6.30% while its return on asset stayed at 2.00%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 1.40.

Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it 0.61% to close at $142.07 with the total traded volume of 1.24 Million shares. The U.S. Navy conducts its first firing from the SeaRAM anti-ship defense system produced by Raytheon (RTN) installed on the USS Carney stationed in Rota, Spain. The SeaRAM detected, tracked and engaged an inbound BQM-74E target, intercepting it with a RAM Block II missile in a mid-July test. USS Carney is the second of four guided-missile destroyers stationed near the Mediterranean Sea to receive a SeaRAM system. The firm has institutional ownership of 80.20%, while insider ownership included 0.20%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 1.75. RTN attains analyst recommendation of 1.80 with week performance of 0.91%.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with -1.15% to $104.23. Monsanto Co. (MON) declared that it still expects fiscal 2016 adjusted earnings per share to be a the “low-end” of the expected range of $4.40 to $5.10. The FactSet consensus is for EPS of $4.43. The seeds and farming services company said expectations for free cash flow for the year remains $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion.

For 2017, Monsanto said it still believes EPS will return to growth, while current FactSet consensus estimates implies 12% growth to $4.96 a share. The company said Chief Executive Hugh Grant will be speaking at company’s eighth Whistle Stop tour event for investors. “Monsanto has the right strategic plan in place to create significant shareowner value over the long term, built on strong business fundamentals,” Grant said in a statement. The share price of MON attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 1.83%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 31.36% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -8.28%.


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