SOURCE: Five Star Equities

Five Star Equities

March 06, 2012 08:20 ET

Hefty Yields From Windstream and CenturyLink Maintain Investor Allure

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Windstream Corporation & CenturyLink

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - U.S. Telecom stocks have performed well this year, keeping up with the broader markets. The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Sector Index Fund (IYZ) is up roughly 6 percent year-to-date, almost parallel to the 2012 jump of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Domestic Telecom industry and provides research reports on Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ: WIN) and CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.fivestarequities.com/WIN

www.fivestarequities.com/CTL

The telecom industry -- particularly the wireless segment -- got a bump last month when US Congress approved legislation that will free up spectrum for next generation wireless networks to meet the surging growth of mobile devices. According to The Associated Press, wireless carriers and technology companies have been demanding access to more of the airwaves to allow them to keep pace with the explosive growth of Internet-connected smartphones and tablet computers.

Congress passed a payroll tax bill that also includes a plan to raise billions of dollars by auctioning off television airwaves. The proceeds from the auction will be used to fund an extension of jobless benefits as well as the creation of a nationwide public safety wireless network.

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While growth is an added bonus for the telecom industry, investors flock to the telecom sector for their hefty dividends. Due to their stable revenues, most U.S. telecom operators pay dividends that yield in excess of 5 percent.

CenturyLink pays an annual dividend of $2.90 per share for a yield of 7.4 percent. The company provides local and long-distance, network access, private line, public access, broadband, data, managed hosting, colocation, wireless, and video services to consumers and businesses.

Windstream pays an annual dividend of one dollar per share for a hefty yield of around 8.3 percent. Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers business services, as well as provides broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets.

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