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: $37.07
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $37.55
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $34.83
  • 52-Week Range: $29.34 - $38.44
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.75
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.15
  • P/E Growth: 1.69
  • Market Cap: $175.65B
  • Outstanding Shares: 4,742,159,000
  • 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, 22 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.96)
Consensus Price Target: $39.88 (7.67% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
1/13/2017Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeHold -> Buy$34.00 -> $44.00N/AView Rating Details
1/5/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$38.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
11/30/2016WunderlichReiterated RatingBuy$39.00 -> $42.50N/AView Rating Details
10/24/2016MacquarieUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$34.50 -> $38.50N/AView Rating Details
9/27/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$40.50N/AView Rating Details
9/25/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$35.00N/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
7/18/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingBuyN/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
11/10/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageNeutral$33.00N/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 3/23/2015 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$0.78$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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.88 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.16 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.79$0.83$0.81
Q2 20163$0.83$0.85$0.84
Q3 20164$0.85$0.98$0.93
Q4 20165$0.86$1.03$0.92
Q1 20174$0.45$0.89$0.77
Q2 20174$0.46$1.03$0.84
Q3 20174$0.93$1.04$0.97
Q4 20174$0.51$1.16$0.90
Q1 20181$1.00$1.00$1.00
Q2 20181$1.03$1.03$1.03
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
Next Dividend:4/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.10
Dividend Yield:2.97%
Payout Ratio:30.81% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
58.51% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
50.93% (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
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)
News IconComcast Co. (CMCSA) EVP Sells $264,275.91 in Stock (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 22 at 7:46 PM logoSmall Cable Channels You Pay for—but Don’t Watch—Are Dying (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 21 at 9:41 PM logoComcast taps company veteran Dave Watson to lead cable division (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 20 at 3:44 PM logoHow Comcast Aims to Capitalize on the Success of Comcast Cable (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 20 at 3:44 PM logoComcast Names Watson As Cable Unit CEO Ahead Of Wireless Push (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 20 at 3:44 PM logoSaybrook Point Inn Treats Guests to High Speed Internet Services from Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 20 at 3:44 PM logoNetflix Joins More Than 50 Networks for Fifth Annual Xfinity Watchathon Week (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 20 at 3:44 PM logoWhy Comcast Continues to Be Optimistic about Business Services (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 20 at 3:44 PM logoCOMCAST CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 20 at 3:44 PM logoDisney's Remake Strategy Is Working To Perfection (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 20 at 3:44 PM logoKellyanne Conway explains ‘alternative facts’ and clarifies ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 19 at 11:44 AM logoWhat’s Affecting Comcast’s Stock Price? (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 17 at 8:51 PM logoWhy Comcast Is Bullish on Its Theme Parks (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 17 at 3:50 PM logoWhy Comcast Invested in the Snap IPO (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 17 at 3:50 PM logoHulu Gets NBC Cable Channels in Test of Online Service (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 17 at 3:50 PM logoComcast's Fandango Media to launch online merchandise store (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 16 at 5:41 PM logoFandango wants to sell you movie toys and merchandise along with your tickets (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 16 at 5:41 PM logoComcast to Host First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 16 at 5:41 PM logoVZ Is Optimistic about Its MVNO Agreement with Comcast, Charter (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 13 at 12:36 PM logoComcast Completes Partial Acquisition of Icontrol Networks (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 13 at 12:36 PM logoWill YouTube TV Kill Big Cable? (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 13 at 12:36 PM logoBox Office: 'Logan' Acts Like An 'X-Men' Film, Drops 68% On Friday (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 11 at 4:19 PM logoHershey job cuts draw bitter remark from TV’s Seth Meyers (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 9 at 9:59 PM logoComcast Invests in Digital Media Industry, Eyes Snap Inc (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 7 at 12:19 PM logoThis week in Comcast: The strategy behind the $500M Snap investment (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 7 at 12:19 PM logoIs Comcast's (CMCSA) Network Ready for 5G Deployment? (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 7 at 12:19 PM logoSoftBank Talks With Trump Team About Sprint Merger (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 7 at 12:19 PM logoComcast Business Announces $20 Million Investment to Expand High-Performance Ethernet Network in Pittsburgh (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 6 at 4:16 PM logoComcast NBCUniversal Announces LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs to Help Launch Next Generation of Startups (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 6 at 4:16 PM logoComcast expands relationship with Canadian utility company (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 6 at 10:33 AM logoYou can't compete if you don't know your true core businesses (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 6 at 10:33 AM logoNBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap's IPO (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 3 at 4:23 PM logo[$$] NBCUniversal converts $500m Snap IPO stake into $820m (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 3 at 4:23 PM logoCan Comcast's Snap Investment Improve its Street Cred? (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 3 at 4:23 PM logoTwo Big Winners in Snap Inc.'s IPO (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 3 at 4:23 PM logo[$$] How NBCUniversal Won Over Snap (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 3 at 4:23 PM logoUniversal Orlando's Jimmy Fallon ride holds soft opening test runs (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 2 at 9:37 PM logoComcast Twin Cities to Hire 120 Members of the Military Community, Pledges Support at Ceremony (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 1 at 9:25 PM logoComcast to Buy Remaining Stake in Universal Studios Japan (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - March 1 at 4:24 PM logoFCC chair to block stricter broadband data privacy rules (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - February 24 at 4:44 PM logoParamount's Brad Grey to Leave Studio as Viacom Cleans House (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - February 22 at 9:31 PM logoDISH Network (DISH) Tops Q4 Earnings, Misses on Revenues (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - February 22 at 11:50 AM logoComcast Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CMCSA-US : February 22, 2017 (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - February 22 at 11:50 AM logoJim Cramer -- T-Mobile's a Buy on Fundamentals, M&A Potential (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - February 22 at 11:50 AM logoAwesomenessTV CEO ankles after NBCUniversal acquisition (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - February 22 at 11:50 AM


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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 27th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.1575 per share on Wednesday, April 26th. This represents a $0.63 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.70%. 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?

Comcast's stock split on the morning of Monday, February 20th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, January 26th 2017. The newly created shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell 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 were Comcast's earnings last quarter?

Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 26th. The company reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $21 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $20.67 billion. Comcast had a net margin of 10.81% and a return on equity of 15.30%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.81 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?

23 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Comcast's stock. Their forecasts range from $35.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate Comcast's share price to reach $39.88 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Comcast stock?

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

  • 1. 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)
  • 2. 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)
  • 3. 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)
  • 4. 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)
  • 5. JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts commented, "We update our 1Q16 Comcast estimates today based on management comments at recent conferences. We raise video net adds and now expect Comcast to have increased video subs y/y, including 40k adds in 1Q and 15k adds in 2016, though we expect programming growth increases to be high. At NBC Universal our revenue comes down slightly but EBITDA is higher, due to a bit slower than expected growth in Parks but strong margins from Broadcast and Cable Nets. Overall, our consolidated revenue and EBITDA estimates come down slightly to $18.630b and $6.279b from $18.669b and $6.275b, respectively. Our EPS estimate goes to $0.79 from $0.80." (3/30/2016)

Are investors shorting Comcast?

Comcast saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 60,533,039 shares, an increase of 0.2% from the February 15th total of 60,390,972 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,266,757 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.2 days. Approximately 1.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who owns Comcast stock?

Comcast's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.25%), FMR LLC (2.09%), Dodge & Cox (0.81%), TCI Fund Management Ltd. (1.51%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.12%) and Norges Bank (0.45%). 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 Janus Capital Management LLC, Lansdowne Partners UK LLP, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK, Investec Asset Management LTD, Numeric Investors LLC, Institutional Capital LLC, FIL Ltd and Westwood Holdings Group Inc.. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dodge & Cox, Norges Bank, FMR LLC, TCI Fund Management Ltd., Asset Management One Co. Ltd., State Street Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Eton Park Capital Management L.P..

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 $37.04.

Comcast (CMCSA) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by Staff