NASDAQ:CMCSA - Comcast Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$38.47 +0.68 (+1.80 %)
(As of 02/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$37.79
Today's Range$37.4450 - $38.47
52-Week Range$30.43 - $39.74
Volume22.08 million shs
Average Volume21.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$178.67 billion
P/E Ratio15.09
Dividend Yield2.01%
Beta1.03
Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, Theme Parks, and Sky segments. The Cable Communications segment offers cable services, including high-speed Internet, video, voice, and security and automation services to residential and business customers under the Xfinity name; and advertising services. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks that provide various entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and various digital properties, including brand-aligned Websites, as well as engages in the cable television studio production operations. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and various digital properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation, and Focus Features names. It also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays; and distributes filmed entertainment produced by third parties. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida; Hollywood, California; and Osaka, Japan. The Sky segment offers direct-to-consumer services, such as video, high-speed Internet, voice, and wireless phone services; and content services comprising operating entertainment networks, the Sky News broadcast network, and Sky Sports networks. The company also provides a wireless phone service under the Xfinity Mobile name; and owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Cable & other pay television services
Sub-IndustryCable & Satellite
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CMCSA
CUSIP20030N10
Phone215-286-1700

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$94.51 billion
Cash Flow$4.9703 per share
Book Value$15.61 per share

Profitability

Net Income$11.73 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees184,000
Outstanding Shares4,644,507,000
Market Cap$178.67 billion
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Frequently Asked Questions

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 Thursday, January 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share on Wednesday, April 24th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.18%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 2nd. This is a boost from Comcast's previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. View Comcast's Dividend History.

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

Comcast's stock split before market open on Monday, February 20th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, January 26th 2017. The newly minted shares were payable 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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $12,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 6.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Comcast's earnings last quarter?

Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The cable giant reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. The cable giant earned $27.85 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.56 billion. Comcast had a net margin of 12.41% and a return on equity of 16.49%. Comcast's revenue was up 26.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.49 earnings per share. View Comcast's Earnings History.

When is Comcast's next earnings date?

Comcast is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Comcast.

What price target have analysts set for CMCSA?

22 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Comcast's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Comcast's stock price to reach $43.80 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Comcast.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Comcast?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Comcast in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Comcast.

Has Comcast been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about CMCSA stock have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Comcast earned a coverage optimism score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the cable giant a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Comcast?

Comcast saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 65,823,225 shares, an increase of 2.0% from the January 15th total of 64,541,259 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 27,615,886 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Comcast's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Comcast's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Comcast own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Comcast investors own include AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), Walt Disney (DIS), General Electric (GE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Bank of America (BAC), Verizon Communications (VZ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).

Who are Comcast's key executives?

Comcast's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Brian L. Roberts, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 59)
  • Mr. Michael J. Cavanagh, Sr. EVP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. David L. Cohen, Sr. EVP & Chief Diversity Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. Stephen B. Burke, Sr. Exec. VP (Age 60)
  • Mr. David N. Watson, Sr. Exec. VP (Age 61)

Who are Comcast's major shareholders?

Comcast's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.90%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.11%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.37%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.15%), Northern Trust Corp (1.14%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.06%). Company insiders that own Comcast stock include Arthur R Block, Brian L Roberts, Daniel C Murdock, David L Cohen, David N Watson, Kenneth J Bacon, Neil Smit and Stephen B Burke. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Comcast.

Which institutional investors are selling Comcast stock?

CMCSA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Lakewood Capital Management LP, Harris Associates L P, Boston Partners, First Manhattan Co., Paloma Partners Management Co and DNB Asset Management AS. Company insiders that have sold Comcast company stock in the last year include Arthur R Block, Brian L Roberts, Daniel C Murdock, David L Cohen, David N Watson and Kenneth J Bacon. View Insider Buying and Selling for Comcast.

Which institutional investors are buying Comcast stock?

CMCSA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Geode Capital Management LLC, Sound Shore Management Inc. CT, Legal & General Group Plc, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Two Sigma Advisers LP, BlackRock Inc. and Northern Trust Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Comcast.

How do I buy shares of Comcast?

Shares of CMCSA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Comcast's stock price today?

One share of CMCSA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $38.47.

How big of a company is Comcast?

Comcast has a market capitalization of $178.67 billion and generates $94.51 billion in revenue each year. The cable giant earns $11.73 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.55 on an earnings per share basis. Comcast employs 184,000 workers across the globe.

What is Comcast's official website?

The official website for Comcast is corporate.comcast.com.

How can I contact Comcast?

Comcast's mailing address is One Comcast Center, Philadelphia PA, 19103. The cable giant can be reached via phone at 215-286-1700.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Comcast (NASDAQ CMCSA)

Community Ranking:  3.6 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,037 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  387 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,424
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Comcast and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CMCSA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CMCSA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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