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Wells Fargo: Is That What You Call Success?

Wells Fargo reported Q4 results that missed analyst estimates. The large bank still trades at the high end of sector valuations, despite a relative underperformance over the last three months. Investors should remember that success is all relative. Before the open on Friday, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) reported quarterly earnings along with a group of large financials. The troubled bank actually missed estimates while the sector had generally blowout numbers. Read the full article on Seeking Alpha. 
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CenturyLink: The 9% Dividend Steal

CenturyLink ended 2016 down at the lows, as the market was unimpressed with the company's decision to purchase Level 3. The 9% dividend appears easily supported after the deal closes, based on free cash flow analysis. A recent analyst price target provides ample upside that is a bonus with the large dividend. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) ended 2016 in the dumps. The market didn't fondly view the company's proposed merger with Level 3 Communications(NASDAQ:LVLT), sending the stock down to the lows from the start of the year. Even after the 6.6% gain on the first trading day of 2017, CenturyLink still offers a nearly 9% dividend yield. Should investors rush into the stock at around $25 per share? Please read the full article on Seeking Alpha. 
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