Dial Up a Solid Play

The U.S.'s third-largest provider of telecom services is not a well-known name: CenturyLink (CTL). The company supplies landline voice, internet and wireless services to individuals and businesses. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink, Prism TV and DirecTV brands. 2012 revenue exceeded $18 billion.

This stock is mainly held by income-seekers. Shares took a big hit earlier this year after management unexpectedly cut the quarterly payout by 25.5%, from $0.725 to $0.54 per share. Still, at Monday afternoon's share quote of $32.30, the current yield -- which appears sustainable -- is an appealing 6.68%. The stock now trades for less than 4% above absolute lows going back to 2010....289 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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