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

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$36.76 -1.42 (-3.72 %)
(As of 11/21/2018 09:17 AM ET)
Previous Close$38.18
Today's Range$36.61 - $38.48
52-Week Range$30.43 - $44.00
Volume29.13 million shs
Average Volume24.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$177.33 billion
P/E Ratio17.84
Dividend Yield1.99%
Beta0.93
Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice, as well as security and automation services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; and cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital properties, which include brand-aligned Websites. 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, Focus Features, and DreamWorks Animation names. This segment 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, as well as in Hollywood, California; and Osaka, Japan. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses, as well as provides wireless phone services. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.96
Current Ratio1.18
Quick Ratio1.18

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio17.84
Forward P/E Ratio14.53
P/E Growth1.21

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$84.53 billion
Price / Sales2.02
Cash Flow$4.0799 per share
Price / Cash9.01
Book Value$15.58 per share
Price / Book2.36

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.06
Net Income$22.71 billion
Net Margins27.33%
Return on Equity15.79%
Return on Assets5.83%

Miscellaneous

Employees164,000
Outstanding Shares4,644,510,000
Market Cap$177.33 billion
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 Friday, October 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.19 per share on Wednesday, January 23rd. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 31st. View Comcast's Dividend History.

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

Comcast shares split before market open 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 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 repurchase up to 6.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Comcast's earnings last quarter?

Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The cable giant reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.04. The cable giant had revenue of $22.14 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $21.75 billion. Comcast had a return on equity of 15.79% and a net margin of 27.33%. View Comcast's Earnings History.

When is Comcast's next earnings date?

Comcast is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Comcast.

What price target have analysts set for CMCSA?

28 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Comcast's shares. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Comcast's stock price to reach $44.6071 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 21.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Comcast.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Comcast?

28 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Comcast in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 20 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 headlines about CMCSA stock have trended positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Comcast earned a media sentiment score of 2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the cable giant a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Comcast?

Comcast saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 66,573,952 shares, an increase of 7.2% from the October 15th total of 62,119,986 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 28,865,432 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company's stock are sold short. View Comcast's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Comcast's key competitors?

Who are Comcast's key executives?

Comcast's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Brian L. Roberts, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 58)
  • Mr. Michael J. Cavanagh, Sr. Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Mr. David L. Cohen, Sr. EVP & Chief Diversity Officer (Age 63)
  • Mr. Stephen B. Burke, Sr. Exec. VP (Age 59)
  • Mr. David N. Watson, Sr. Exec. VP (Age 60)

Who are Comcast's major shareholders?

Comcast's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.86%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.23%), Dodge & Cox (2.85%), FMR LLC (2.66%), Capital International Investors (2.64%) and Capital World Investors (1.67%). Company insiders that own Comcast stock include Arthur R Block, Brian L Roberts, Daniel C Murdock, David N Watson, Kenneth J Bacon, Lawrence J Salva, Neil Smit and Stephen B Burke. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Comcast.

Which major investors are selling Comcast stock?

CMCSA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, Franklin Resources Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, ING Groep NV, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Nordea Investment Management AB. Company insiders that have sold Comcast company stock in the last year include Arthur R Block, Brian L Roberts, Daniel C Murdock, David N Watson and Stephen B Burke. View Insider Buying and Selling for Comcast.

Which major investors are buying Comcast stock?

CMCSA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, FMR LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Alliancebernstein L.P., BlackRock Inc., Findlay Park Partners LLP, Mackenzie Financial Corp and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. 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 $36.76.

How big of a company is Comcast?

Comcast has a market capitalization of $177.33 billion and generates $84.53 billion in revenue each year. The cable giant earns $22.71 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.06 on an earnings per share basis. Comcast employs 164,000 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:  3.7 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,022 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  374 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,396
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 11/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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