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  1. Problem With Trust Preferred


    Fri, 17 Jan 2014

    preferred security, symbol FJA, for $21,413, issued by Merrill Lynch. The underlying securities were 7.99% notes issued by Embarq Corp., now Centurylink. In March of this year, according to provisions of the call warrants, the preferreds were exchanged

  2. Noble Prizes and Bubbles


    Thu, 7 Nov 2013

    sales--as it re-evaluates its capital spending plans in conjunction with its acquisition of BellSouth BLS. In addition, Embarq EQ--which represents about 10% of sales--has slowed its capital spending after being spun off from Sprint S. Looking

  3. The Squeeze Play


    Tue, 8 Oct 2013

    We're raising our Embarq fair value estimate.

  4. Into the Woods


    Thu, 30 May 2013

    We think Embarq 's strong cash flow and financial position are key strengths as it competes for telecom customers.

  5. CenturyLink Has Run Into a Soft Patch


    Wed, 3 Aug 2011

    The firm has continued to improve the performance of the large Embarq markets acquired in 2009, but Internet access customer additions ..... percentage points lower year over year. The firm completed Embarq integration in July and is on track to meet its cost savings

  6. CenturyLink Sees Margin Pressure During Fourth Quarter, Likely to Continue in 2011


    Tue, 15 Feb 2011

    fourth quarter was the slowest since the Embarq acquisition in 2009, and Internet access ..... The firm again cited progress in larger Embarq markets as the primary driver of this ..... firm continues to make progress with the Embarq acquisition and claims that cost savings

  7. CenturyLink Continues to Make Progress in Old Embarq Markets


    Fri, 5 Nov 2010

    customer responsiveness in the largest Embarq markets continue to boost results, though ..... ago, the first quarter following the Embarq deal, revenue declined 6.8%. Management ..... much improved versus a year ago. With Embarq integration costs dropping and cost savings

  8. CenturyLink Reports 2Q Results


    Thu, 5 Aug 2010

    the urban markets that were part of the Embarq acquisition continue to bear fruit . Management ..... growth versus a year ago in the largest Embarq markets . Looking at the firm as a whole ..... figures aren't meaningful because of the Embarq acquisition and other accounting issues

  9. New Credit Rating: CenturyLink


    Fri, 30 Jul 2010

    swatch of rural communities , where it typically faces less competition than operators in urban centers . The 2009 acquisition of Embarq added exposure to a handful of large markets , but CenturyLink still has a solid rural bent that has enabled it to hold cash

  10. Centurytel, Qwest to Merge


    Thu, 22 Apr 2010

    on why Centurytel pursued this deal at this point . The firm is still digesting the Embarq merger , which closed less than a year ago and tripled its size . Embarq also pushed Centurytel into larger , more competitive markets for the first time

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