Level 3 Communications, Inc (NYSE:LVLT) reported that loss in the second-quarter narrowed as the network-services corporation’s revenue moved up and it announced smaller charges.
Level 3 announced a loss of $62 million or 29 cents per share in the three months period ended June 30, evaluated against a loss of $196 million or 97 cents per share in previous year. The most recent period comprised $187 million in other charges and expenses, while previous year’s period comprised $180 million in other charges and expenses. The company reported that revenue remained relatively unchanged at $1.59 billion.
Thomson Reuters analysts poll had forecasted a loss of 27 cents per-share on $1.6 billion of revenue. Gross margin broadened to 59.1% from 58.2%. Revenue from core-network-services moved up 1.8% to $1.39 billion.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. TW Telecom Inc (NASDAQ:TWTC) fell -2.48% to settle at $23.96, Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN) moved down -2.46% to end at $9.31 while CenturyLink, Inc (NYSE:CTL) decrease -0.69% to finish on Wednesday at $40.34.
Level 3 Communications, Inc (NYSE:LVLT) on July 25, 2012 decreased -9.70% to the closing price of $18.44. The overall volume in the last trading session was 0.00 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $16.51-$36.00.The total market capitalization remained $3.99 billion.
LVLT is ahead its 52 week low with +11.69% and going down from its 52 week high price with -48.99%. LVLT last month stock price volatility remained 3.78%. In its share capital LVLT has 216.39 million outstanding shares among them 212.71 million shares have been floated in market exchange. LVLT stock institutional ownership remained 84.20% while insider ownership included 2.52%.
The stock price of LVLT is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -11.20% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -13.37%. LVLT current year earnings per share experienced a downfall of -7.45% while its current quarter performance remained -20.21%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.50. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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