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

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$39.92 -0.55 (-1.36 %)
(As of 03/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$40.47
Today's Range$39.88 - $40.45
52-Week Range$30.43 - $40.52
Volume19.49 million shs
Average Volume21.36 million shs
Market Capitalization$185.41 billion
P/E Ratio15.65
Dividend Yield1.88%
Beta1.1
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 N/A
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$4.9042 per share
Book Value$15.61 per share

Profitability

Net Income$11.73 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees184,000
Outstanding Shares4,644,507,000
Market Cap$185.41 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 2.10%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 2nd. This is an increase 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 shares 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 distributed 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 declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program 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 shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Comcast's earnings last quarter?

Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The cable giant reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates 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 return on equity of 16.49% and a net margin of 12.41%. The firm's revenue was up 26.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.49 EPS. 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 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Comcast's stock. Their predictions range from $36.00 to $63.00. On average, they anticipate Comcast's share price to reach $43.80 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.7% 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 stories about CMCSA stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Comcast earned a daily sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the cable giant a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Comcast?

Comcast saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 68,171,696 shares, an increase of 8.5% from the February 15th total of 62,827,252 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 17,542,141 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.9 days. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. 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), Cisco Systems (CSCO), General Electric (GE), Bank of America (BAC), Verizon Communications (VZ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.90%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.11%), FMR LLC (2.76%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.37%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.15%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.14%). 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 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 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, Daniel C Murdock, David L Cohen, David N Watson and Kenneth J Bacon. View Insider Buying and Selling for Comcast.

Which major investors are buying Comcast stock?

CMCSA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Geode Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Sound Shore Management Inc. CT, Legal & General Group Plc, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Two Sigma Advisers LP. 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 $39.92.

How big of a company is Comcast?

Comcast has a market capitalization of $185.41 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:  1,039 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  393 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,432
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 3/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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