Northern, WI 2/15/2013 (BasicsMedia) – Here is a look at our week ending movers, shakers and volume leaders.

Moving six times its daily average is CenturyLink Inc. (CTL). The stock has tumbled the most in more than three decades this past week wiping out about $6 billion in market value, after the phone and Internet carrier slashed its dividend by 26 percent and analysts downgraded the stock.

The quarterly dividend will fall to 54 cents a share from 72.5 cents, according to a statement yesterday from Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyLink. At least six analysts downgraded the stock today following the move, unappeased by the company’s plans to buy back as much as $2 billion in stock.

“This is one of the most unusual capital allocation decisions I have ever seen,” said Todd Rethemeier, an analyst with Hudson Square Research in New York. So far today 33 million shares have traded hands.

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is very active today changing hands were  some 24 million shares vs an average daily trading volume of 16.2 million shares.

Alcoa has a market cap of $9.71 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of Thursday’s close. The stock’s dividend yield sits at 1.3%.

Alcoa Inc. engages in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Flat-Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

Our last volume leader of the day is Micron Technology (MU) which pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today’s featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Micron Technology rose 13 cents (1.6%) to $8.08 on average volume. Throughout the day, 35.5 million shares of Micron Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $7.86-$8.09 after having opened the day at $7.90 as compared to the previous trading day’s close of $7.95

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