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

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$35.74 +0.31 (+0.87 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$35.43
Today's Range$35.43 - $36.01
52-Week Range$30.43 - $44.00
Volume11.41 million shs
Average Volume26.15 million shs
Market Capitalization$165.34 billion
P/E Ratio17.35
Dividend Yield2.13%
Beta1.23
Comcast logoComcast 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
SymbolNASDAQ:CMCSA
CUSIP20030N10
Phone215-286-1700

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.86
Current Ratio0.96
Quick Ratio0.96

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio17.35
Forward P/E Ratio14.02
P/E Growth1.14

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$84.53 billion
Price / Sales1.96
Cash Flow$4.2548 per share
Price / Cash8.40
Book Value$14.95 per share
Price / Book2.39

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.06
Net Income$22.71 billion
Net Margins27.42%
Return on Equity15.92%
Return on Assets5.66%

Miscellaneous

Employees164,000
Outstanding Shares4,644,510,000
Market Cap$165.34 billion

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, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Wednesday, October 24th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 2nd. View Comcast's Dividend History.

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

Comcast's stock split 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 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 will Comcast's stock buyback program work?

Comcast announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $12,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 6.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually 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, July, 26th. The cable giant reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.04. The cable giant earned $21.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.85 billion. Comcast had a return on equity of 15.92% and a net margin of 27.42%. The business's revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. View Comcast's Earnings History.

When is Comcast's next earnings date?

Comcast is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Comcast.

What price target have analysts set for CMCSA?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Comcast's stock. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $63.00. On average, they anticipate Comcast's stock price to reach $45.7917 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 28.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Comcast.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Comcast?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Comcast in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 20 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Comcast.

Are investors shorting Comcast?

Comcast saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 65,710,822 shares, a drop of 8.2% from the July 13th total of 71,552,338 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 24,877,146 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 1.4% of the shares of the company 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)

Has Comcast been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about CMCSA stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Comcast earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the cable giant an impact score of 45.58 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Comcast.

Who are Comcast's major shareholders?

Comcast's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.19%), FMR LLC (2.41%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.15%), Boston Partners (0.49%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.44%) and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.42%). 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, Lawrence J Salva, 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 Veritas Asset Management LLP, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Voya Investment Management LLC, TD Asset Management Inc., Morgan Stanley, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. and USS Investment Management Ltd. 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, Kenneth J Bacon and Stephen B Burke. View Insider Buying and Selling for Comcast.

Which institutional investors are buying Comcast stock?

CMCSA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, FMR LLC, Natixis, Canyon Capital Advisors LLC, Canyon Capital Advisors LLC, Boston Partners, Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. and ING Groep NV. 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 $35.74.

How big of a company is Comcast?

Comcast has a market capitalization of $165.34 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.

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:  978 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  343 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,321
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 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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