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

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$35.90 +0.07 (+0.20 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$35.83
Today's Range$35.88 - $36.32
52-Week Range$30.43 - $44.00
Volume17.64 million shs
Average Volume19.86 million shs
Market Capitalization$166.13 billion
P/E Ratio17.43
Dividend Yield2.12%
Beta0.98
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

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

Debt

Current Ratio1.18
Quick Ratio1.18

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$84.53 billion
Price / Sales1.97
Cash Flow$4.2536 per share
Price / Cash Flow8.44
Book Value$14.95 per share
Price / Book2.40

Profitability

Net Income$22.71 billion
Net Margins27.33%
Return on Assets5.83%

Miscellaneous

Employees164,000
Outstanding Shares4,644,510,000
Market Cap$166.13 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 26th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 2nd will be given 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 2.12%. 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 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 declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $12,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase up to 6.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Comcast's earnings last quarter?

Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The cable giant reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.04. The cable giant earned $22.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations 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?

27 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Comcast's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Comcast's stock price to reach $44.48 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Comcast.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Comcast?

27 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Comcast in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Comcast.

Has Comcast been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about CMCSA stock have been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Comcast earned a media sentiment score of -1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the cable giant a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Comcast?

Comcast saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 68,681,528 shares, an increase of 4.1% from the December 14th total of 65,974,318 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 23,575,532 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.9 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 59)
  • Mr. Michael J. Cavanagh, Sr. Exec. VP & 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 Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.08%), Hexavest Inc. (0.06%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.05%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.03%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.03%) and Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.03%). 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 institutional investors are selling Comcast stock?

CMCSA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Cullinan Associates Inc., Denali Advisors LLC, Bright Rock Capital Management LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. and First Hawaiian Bank. 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 Hexavest Inc., Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Moody National Bank Trust Division, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Virtu Financial LLC, Benson Investment Management Company Inc. and Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A.. 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 $35.90.

How big of a company is Comcast?

Comcast has a market capitalization of $166.13 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:  1,030 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  380 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,410
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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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