Comcast Company Profile (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

About Comcast (CMCSA)

Comcast logoComcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business operates in four business segments: Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks. Its Cable Communications segment consists of the operations of Comcast Cable, which provides video, high-speed Internet and voice services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. Its Cable Networks segment consists of a portfolio of national cable networks. Its Broadcast Television segment operates the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks. Its Filmed Entertainment segment primarily produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment across the world, and it also develops, produces and licenses live stage plays. Its Theme Parks segment consists primarily of its Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Entertainment - Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Cable & Satellite
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: CMCSA
  • CUSIP: 20030N10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $38.79
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $37.54
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $35.64
  • 52-Week Range: $29.81 - $39.18
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.73
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.88
  • P/E Growth: 1.72
  • Market Cap: $184.31B
  • Outstanding Shares: 4,751,603,000
  • Beta: 1.07
  • Net Margins: 10.81%
  • Return on Equity: 15.30%
  • Return on Assets: 4.84%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.99%
  • Current Ratio: 0.76%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.76%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 21 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.95)
Consensus Price Target: $40.69 (4.90% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/18/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$45.00LowView Rating Details
4/10/2017WunderlichReiterated RatingBuy$45.00LowView Rating Details
4/10/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$44.00LowView Rating Details
4/7/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$40.00LowView Rating Details
4/7/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$42.50LowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Pivotal ResearchLower Price TargetBuy$48.00N/AView Rating Details
3/1/2017GuggenheimReiterated RatingNeutral$40.00N/AView Rating Details
2/27/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$36.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
1/30/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Boost Price TargetOutperform$37.00 -> $41.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$40.00 -> $43.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017InstinetBoost Price TargetBuy$37.50 -> $42.50N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$38.00 -> $42.00N/AView Rating Details
1/19/2017HSBC Holdings plcInitiated CoverageBuy$41.50N/AView Rating Details
1/5/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$38.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
10/24/2016MacquarieUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$34.50 -> $38.50N/AView Rating Details
9/27/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$40.50N/AView Rating Details
9/22/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$35.00N/AView Rating Details
8/1/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingOutperform$34.50 -> $37.50N/AView Rating Details
7/28/2016Pacific CrestBoost Price TargetOverweight$32.50 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
6/27/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price TargetBuy$34.50 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
3/31/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$42.00N/AView Rating Details
3/30/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight$36.00N/AView Rating Details
1/5/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price Target$36.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Moffett NathansonBoost Price Target$33.50 -> $37.50N/AView Rating Details
10/28/2015ScotiabankBoost Price Target$34.50 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
9/17/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$31.00N/AView Rating Details
7/25/2015Brean CapitalReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/24/2015Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuy$34.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Earnings by Quarter for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/26/2017Q416$0.87$0.89$20.67 billion$21.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$0.91$0.92$21.11 billion$21.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.81$0.83$19.11 billion$18.74 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.79$0.84$18.68 billion$17.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q415$0.82$0.81$18.76 billion$17.73 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$0.80$0.80$17.94 billion$18.67 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.84$0.84$18.09 billion$18.74 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q115$0.74$0.79$17.36 billion$17.41 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414$0.77$0.77$17.73 billion$16.93 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.71$0.73$16.88 billion$15.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$0.72$0.75$16.99 billion$16.84 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014Q114$0.64$0.68$17.00 billion$17.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2014Q413$0.68$0.72$16.63 billion$16.93 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.61$0.65$16.26 billion$16.54 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.63$0.65$16.01 billion$16.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$0.50$0.51$15.46 billion$15.31 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2013Q4 2012$0.53$0.56$15.99 billion$15.94 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2012Q312$0.46$0.78$16.06 billion$16.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.48$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$0.42$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.42$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.39$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.41$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.34$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2011$0.32$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.68
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.65
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.44$0.89$0.66
Q2 20174$0.45$0.96$0.70
Q3 20174$0.49$0.93$0.71
Q4 20174$0.48$0.94$0.60
Q1 20182$0.52$1.00$0.76
Q2 20182$0.52$1.03$0.78
Q3 20181$0.53$0.53$0.53
Q4 20181$0.58$0.58$0.58
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Most Recent Dividend:4/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.10
Dividend Yield:2.84%
Payout Ratio:30.81% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
58.20% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
50.69% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

Dividend History by Quarter for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.27%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 82.03%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/19/2017Arthur R BlockEVPSell2,356$37.82$89,103.92View SEC Filing  
3/28/2017Arthur R BlockEVPSell19,890$37.13$738,515.70View SEC Filing  
3/27/2017Arthur R BlockEVPSell15,846$37.18$589,154.28View SEC Filing  
3/24/2017Arthur R BlockEVPSell10,215$37.24$380,406.60View SEC Filing  
3/23/2017Arthur R BlockEVPSell20,572$37.05$762,192.60View SEC Filing  
3/21/2017Arthur R BlockEVPSell7,053$37.47$264,275.91View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Neil SmitEVPSell33,000$37.62$1,241,460.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2017Lawrence J SalvaEVPSell3,121$75.96$237,071.16View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017Neil SmitEVPSell39,730$75.28$2,990,874.40View SEC Filing  
2/1/2017Neil SmitEVPSell28,307$75.80$2,145,670.60View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017Neil SmitEVPSell133,314$75.31$10,039,877.34View SEC Filing  
12/27/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell1,680$70.80$118,944.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell2,435$70.17$170,863.95View SEC Filing  
12/13/2016Kenneth J BaconDirectorSell2,500$70.05$175,125.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Neil SmitEVPSell15,121$69.57$1,051,967.97View SEC Filing  
11/29/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell6,752$69.88$471,829.76View SEC Filing  
10/27/2016David L CohenEVPSell19,886$62.21$1,237,108.06View SEC Filing  
10/19/2016David L CohenEVPSell20,100$65.01$1,306,701.00View SEC Filing  
10/11/2016David L CohenEVPSell19,444$65.50$1,273,582.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell1,023$65.75$67,262.25View SEC Filing  
9/1/2016Neil SmitEVPSell15,121$65.68$993,147.28View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Brian L RobertsChairmanSell304,109$67.26$20,454,371.34View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Neil SmitEVPSell29,475$67.86$2,000,173.50View SEC Filing  
6/16/2016Kenneth J BaconDirectorSell2,500$62.82$157,050.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Judith RodinDirectorSell245$62.83$15,393.35View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Neil SmitEVPSell15,121$63.47$959,729.87View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Stephen B BurkeEVPSell75,000$62.05$4,653,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Brian L RobertsCEOSell200,000$62.65$12,530,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Judith RodinDirectorSell635$60.75$38,576.25View SEC Filing  
4/21/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell1,002$61.25$61,372.50View SEC Filing  
3/28/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell16,357$59.63$975,367.91View SEC Filing  
3/24/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell1,630$58.76$95,778.80View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell4,739$59.33$281,164.87View SEC Filing  
3/22/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell982$59.30$58,232.60View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Arthur R BlockEVPSell949$59.22$56,199.78View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016J Michael CookDirectorSell12,066$59.00$711,894.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Lawrence J SalvaCAOSell48,044$59.10$2,839,400.40View SEC Filing  
2/23/2016Stephen B BurkeEVPSell30,000$57.61$1,728,300.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Kenneth J BaconDirectorSell4,000$58.17$232,680.00View SEC Filing  
1/8/2016Arthur R. BlockEVPSell2,632$55.08$144,970.56View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015Arthur R. BlockEVPSell2,258$56.88$128,435.04View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Sheldon M. BonovitzDirectorSell2,597$61.37$159,377.89View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Brian L RobertsCEOSell106,883$63.10$6,744,317.30View SEC Filing  
10/28/2015Neil SmitEVPSell30,733$61.83$1,900,221.39View SEC Filing  
9/16/2015Lawrence J. SalvaCAOSell4,524$57.50$260,130.00View SEC Filing  
9/10/2015David L. CohenEVPSell63,066$56.04$3,534,218.64View SEC Filing  
7/13/2015David L CohenEVPSell3,403$63.98$217,723.94View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Michael J AngelakisCFOSell382,566$58.35$22,322,726.10View SEC Filing  
6/3/2015Lawrence J SalvaEVPSell4,845$59.25$287,066.25View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Kenneth J BaconDirectorSell3,200$57.26$183,232.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2015Neil SmitEVPSell30,732$57.71$1,773,543.72View SEC Filing  
4/22/2015Arthur R BlockEVPSell1,004$58.96$59,195.84View SEC Filing  
4/2/2015Stephen B BurkeEVPSell61,315$57.66$3,535,422.90View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Arthur R BlockEVPSell1,623$56.15$91,131.45View SEC Filing  
3/27/2015Arthur R BlockEVPSell18,824$55.90$1,052,261.60View SEC Filing  
3/25/2015Arthur R BlockEVPSell4,301$57.19$245,974.19View SEC Filing  
3/24/2015Arthur R BlockEVPSell10,129$59.17$599,332.93View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Arthur R BlockEVPSell8,462$59.28$501,627.36View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Stephen B BurkeEVPSell155,451$59.26$9,212,026.26View SEC Filing  
3/10/2015Arthur R BlockSVPSell1,811$60.02$108,696.22View SEC Filing  
12/18/2014Arthur R BlockSVPSell7,407$55.21$408,940.47View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014Kenneth J BaconDirectorSell3,000$55.00$165,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Lawrence J SalvaSVPSell7,411$56.12$415,905.32View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014David L CohenEVPSell28,122$55.43$1,558,802.46View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Neil SmitEVPSell11,000$54.35$597,850.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014David L CohenEVPSell27,379$53.51$1,465,050.29View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014Arthur R BlockSVPSell1,218$57.30$69,791.40View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Joseph J CollinsDirectorSell8,996$54.42$489,562.32View SEC Filing  
7/29/2014Neil SmitEVPSell11,000$55.63$611,930.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Kenneth J BaconDirectorSell4,881$53.01$258,741.81View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014J Michael CookDirectorSell7,047$52.96$373,209.12View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014Lawrence J SalvaSVPSell19,721$51.90$1,023,519.90View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014Sheldon BonovitzDirectorSell6,845$50.49$345,604.05View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014David CohenEVPSell31,011$51.81$1,606,679.91View SEC Filing  
4/30/2014Stephen BurkeEVPSell50,000$51.74$2,587,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Neil SmitEVPSell11,000$51.53$566,830.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2014Arthur BlockSVPSell1,349$50.97$68,758.53View SEC Filing  
4/23/2014Michael AngelakisCFOSell19,331$50.86$983,174.66View SEC Filing  
4/1/2014David CohenEVPSell30,474$50.07$1,525,833.18View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Arthur BlockSVPSell11,472$49.19$564,307.68View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Michael AngelakisCFOSell48,652$49.31$2,399,030.12View SEC Filing  
3/27/2014Arthur BlockSVPSell20,755$49.70$1,031,523.50View SEC Filing  
3/27/2014Michael AngelakisCFOSell25,389$49.56$1,258,278.84View SEC Filing  
3/25/2014Arthur BlockSVPSell12,562$50.17$630,235.54View SEC Filing  
3/24/2014Michael AngelakisCFOSell9,669$50.19$485,287.11View SEC Filing  
3/21/2014Arthur BlockSVPSell4,882$51.31$250,495.42View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Lawrence SalvaSVPSell12,971$50.91$660,353.61View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Arthur BlockSVPSell1,110$50.51$56,066.10View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Stephen BurkeEVPSell106,575$50.65$5,398,023.75View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Arthur BlockSVPSell1,685$51.58$86,912.30View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014David CohenEVPSell31,741$51.29$1,627,995.89View SEC Filing  
2/4/2014Neil SmitEVPSell11,000$53.20$585,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Neil SmitEVPSell11,000$47.84$526,240.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Lawrence SalvaSVPSell16,259$44.66$726,126.94View SEC Filing  
8/7/2013Neil SmitEVPSell19,996$44.95$898,820.20View SEC Filing  
6/28/2013Michael J AngelakisCFOSell144,070$41.50$5,978,905.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Lawrence J SalvaSVPSell29,294$43.07$1,261,692.58View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Neil SmitEVPSell23,525$43.21$1,016,515.25View SEC Filing  
12/27/2012Brian L RobertsCEOSell106,000$35.49$3,761,940.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2012Arthur R BlockSVPSell15,110$33.12$500,443.20View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Latest Headlines for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
DateHeadline logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Likely to Impact Comcast (CMCSA) Share Price - April 26 at 11:02 PM logoThe $2 trillion earnings day: Google, Amazon and Microsoft top frenzy of reports - April 26 at 10:16 PM logoMedia companies hunt for the key to a $120 billion chest - April 26 at 10:16 PM logoGauging Comcast’s Valuation Metrics before Its 1Q17 Earnings - April 26 at 5:16 PM logoFast & Furious Hits the Track This September With Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition - April 26 at 5:16 PM logoJeff Goldblum Will Bait Older Audiences Who Didn't Like 'Jurassic World' - April 26 at 5:16 PM logoU.S. FCC chairman to propose reversing 'net neutrality' rules - April 26 at 5:16 PM logoFCC Chairman Ajit Pai Fires Opening Salvo in Bid to Repeal Net Neutrality - April 26 at 5:16 PM logoRough week for Fox broadcast in television ratings - April 25 at 4:47 PM logoT-Mobile Rising: All Eyes Turn to M&A - April 25 at 4:11 PM logoD.G. Yuengling & Son Brews Reliable, Scalable Internet and Phone Service with Comcast Business - April 25 at 12:10 PM logoIs Verizon Interested in Comcast? - April 25 at 12:10 PM logo5 ETFs to Buy If You Love Comcast's First-Quarter Earnings - April 24 at 4:16 PM logoComcast Survey: Internet is a More Important Amenity Than Laundry for Apartment Dwellers - April 24 at 4:16 PM logoPositive Press Coverage Very Likely to Impact Comcast (CMCSA) Share Price - April 23 at 12:17 PM logoComcast Sees Unusually High Options Volume (CMCSA) - April 23 at 7:08 AM logoJames Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels Get Release Dates - April 22 at 4:13 PM logoNearly 7,500 Comcast Utah Employees, Friends and Family Volunteer at 14 Schools and Community Organizations across the State on Comcast Cares Day - April 22 at 4:13 PM logoNearly 6,000 Comcast Colorado Employees, Friends and Family Volunteer at 57 Schools and Community Organizations Across the State on Comcast Cares Day - April 22 at 4:13 PM logoComcast’s X1 Set-Top Box Could Remain a Key Driver - April 21 at 9:28 PM logoWhy Comcast Is Pursuing Internet Upgrades - April 21 at 4:27 PM logoWhy Is Netflix Increasing Its Focus on Original Movies? - April 21 at 4:27 PM logoComcast Laying the Groundwork for an Online Video Service - April 21 at 10:05 AM logoWhat Would a Verizon Mega Deal Look like? Welcome to Verisney World - April 21 at 10:05 AM logoResearch Analysts Issue Forecasts for Comcast Co.'s Q1 2017 Earnings (CMCSA) - April 21 at 8:34 AM logoComcast's "Fate of the Furious" Is Set to Race Past $1 Billion at the Box Office - April 20 at 9:34 PM logoUnderstanding Comcast's "Internet of Things" Story in 11 Slides - April 20 at 9:34 PM logoComcast Co. (CMCSA) EVP Sells $89,103.92 in Stock - April 20 at 8:09 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Comcast (CMCSA) Share Price - April 20 at 6:38 PM logoComcast NBCUniversal Celebrates Year-Round Commitment to Volunteerism During 16th Annual Comcast Cares Day - April 20 at 4:32 PM logoCareful Betting Against Charlie Ergen - April 19 at 4:23 PM logoGuillermo Del Toro's 'The Shape Of Water' Gets Oscar-Friendly Release Date - April 19 at 4:23 PM logoVerizon's CEO Open to Deal Talks With Comcast, Disney - April 19 at 12:51 PM logoComcast Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CMCSA-US : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 12:51 PM logoComcast Co. (CMCSA) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. - April 18 at 5:35 PM logoComcast issues apology to Mike Huckabee after governor's lengthy tweetstorm lambasting the company - April 18 at 4:12 PM logoVerizon's CEO just said he's open to merger talks with Comcast, Disney or CBS - April 18 at 4:11 PM logoComcast Puts Cars On Ice - April 18 at 12:22 PM logoHundreds of ‘Welcome Home’ Kits to Be Assembled for Families as Part of Comcast Cares Day 2017 - April 18 at 12:22 PM logoComcast Volunteers to Help Clean, Paint and Landscape at Nova Center During Comcast Cares Day 2017 - April 18 at 12:22 PM logoThis Week in Comcast: With FCC auction over, acquisition rumors start - April 18 at 12:21 PM logoWhy the Media Industry May Continue to Tap into Wireless - April 18 at 12:21 PM logoHow Regulation Changes Could Continue to Impact the Media Sector - April 18 at 12:21 PM logoComcast (CMCSA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 17 at 9:51 PM logoUniversal's 'Fate of the Furious' Sets Worldwide Box Office Record - April 17 at 12:08 PM logoBetween 'Fate Of The Furious' And 'Guardians Of The Galaxy,' We're Getting Tons Of Smaller Films - April 17 at 12:08 PM logoBox Office: 'Ghost In The Shell,' 'Power Rangers' Stumble, 'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty And The Beast Hold - April 16 at 11:14 AM logo Brokerages Expect Comcast Co. (CMCSA) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $20.07 Billion - April 15 at 8:54 AM logoComcast (CMCSA) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 14 at 9:31 PM logo‘The Fate of the Furious’ is the latest film to get the IMAX event-movie treatment - April 14 at 4:45 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

What is Comcast's stock symbol?

Comcast trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CMCSA."

How often does Comcast pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Comcast?

Comcast announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 27th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 5th will be given a dividend of $0.1575 per share on Wednesday, April 26th. This represents a $0.63 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 3rd. This is a positive change from Comcast's previous quarterly dividend of $0.14.

When did Comcast's stock split? How did Comcast's stock split work?

Shares of Comcast split on Monday, February 20th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, January 26th 2017. The newly issued shares were issued to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, February 17th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Comcast stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will Comcast's stock buyback program work?

Comcast declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $12,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 6.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Comcast's earnings last quarter?

Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $18.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $19.11 billion. Comcast had a return on equity of 15.30% and a net margin of 10.81%. The firm's revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.84 earnings per share.

When will Comcast make its next earnings announcement?

Comcast is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April, 25th 2017.

Where is Comcast's stock going? Where will Comcast's stock price be in 2017?

22 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Comcast's shares. Their forecasts range from $35.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect Comcast's share price to reach $40.69 in the next year.

What are analysts saying about Comcast stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Comcast stock:

  • 1. Deutsche Bank AG analysts commented, "We've updated our forecast to reflect our latest assumptions for the fundamentals across the Cable operations and NBCU. Our 1Q consolidated EBITDA estimate increased by 1.3%, FCF by 1.8%, and EPS by 3.9%. Our full-year estimates increased by less than 1% for each of these metrics. The increase was driven by our expectations for stronger performance at NBCU, which was driven almost entirely by Filmed Entertainment. We are maintaining our Buy rating and raising our PT to $44. In addition to continued strong fundamentals, we expect Comcast to be a direct beneficiary of potential tax reform and deregulation in communications and media." (3/28/2017)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We adjusted our former $95 target price to $48, driven by Comcast's announced stock split. We also tweaked our estimates moderately higher, which had ~$0.50 benefit to our adjusted target price." (3/6/2017)
  • 3. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We have updated our CMCSA model to account for Comcast's acquisition of the 49% stake in Universal Studios Japan (USJ) that it did not own, as well as the company's 2-for-1 stock split, which was effective on February 21. Our core operating estimates remain largely unchanged, though our net income rises modestly due to our assumption of a relatively low funding cost for the ~$60mm in positive net income impact from full ownership of USJ. Our 2017 EPS is now $1.89 from our prior $3.78 or $1.89 split adjusted." (3/1/2017)
  • 4. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Both results and 2017 shareholder returns were generally as expected. The call brought incremental clarity on wireless dilution, a key focus ahead of the print, with upwards of $300mn a reasonable level, in our view. In addition, commentary likely soothed fears of a costly wireless build ahead. Cable OCF guidance was also inline, and it appears associated X1 costs are beginning to dissipate, setting the stage for margin stability/growth in 2018 and beyond." (1/27/2017)
  • 5. Pacific Crest analysts commented, "Comcast retains an extremely strong position in broadband, and investments in video provide a competitive advantage that appears sustainable. This, and Comcast's scale, provide optionality that warrants continued ownership, in our view," analyst Andy Hargreaves wrote in a note.Related Link: Comcast Posts Q2 Results, But Are Investors Only Concerned About Its Recent M&A Spree?Hargreaves, who raised the price target on the stock by $9 to $74, noted that the rollout of X1 reached 40 percent of the base exiting the second quarter, and should reach 50 percent by the end of the year.The analyst said X1, plus Comcast's leadership position in broadband, should provide a competitive advantage for the media and technology company in video for at least the next 12 to 18 months.JustificationAs such, Hargreaves upped his 2016 revenue and EPS estimates to $79.6 billion and $3.49 from $78.4 billion and $3.44. The analyst also raised his 2017 revenue estimate to $82.3 billion from $82.1 billion, but cut EPS view to $3.72 from $3.80 on lower margin expectations at NBCU.However, Hargreaves recommends owning Comcast, as its leadership position as the leader in broadband and video should support solid EBITDA and EPS growth for the foreseeable future. "The balance sheet remains strong and leaves potential for upside to its capital return program, more strategic M&A, or expansion into adjacent businesses like wireless," (7/28/2016)

Are investors shorting Comcast?

Comcast saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 54,667,900 shares, an increase of 0.8% from the March 31st total of 54,223,684 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 17,086,478 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.2 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company's stock are short sold.

Who owns Comcast stock?

Comcast's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.53%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.29%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.14%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.11%), Strs Ohio (0.11%) and Korea Investment CORP (0.10%). Company insiders that own Comcast stock include Arthur R Block, Brian L Roberts, David L Cohen, J Michael Cook, Judith Rodin, Kenneth J Bacon, Lawrence J Salva, Michael J Angelakis, Neil Smit, Sheldon M Bonovitz and Stephen B Burke.

Who sold Comcast stock? Who is selling Comcast stock?

Comcast's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fieldpoint Private Advisors Inc., Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt, Telemus Capital LLC, Guardian Investment Management and DAVENPORT & Co LLC. Company insiders that have sold Comcast stock in the last year include Arthur R Block, Brian L Roberts, David L Cohen, Judith Rodin, Kenneth J Bacon, Lawrence J Salva, Neil Smit and Stephen B Burke.

Who bought Comcast stock? Who is buying Comcast stock?

Comcast's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Strs Ohio, Korea Investment CORP, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D and Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc..

How do I buy Comcast stock?

Shares of Comcast can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Comcast stock cost?

One share of Comcast stock can currently be purchased for approximately $38.79.

Comcast (CMCSA) Chart for Thursday, April, 27, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/27/2017 by Staff