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S&P 500   3,923.68
DOW   31,490.07
QQQ   291.14
S&P 500   3,923.68
DOW   31,490.07
QQQ   291.14
S&P 500   3,923.68
DOW   31,490.07
QQQ   291.14

Comcast Stock Competitors

-0.71 (-1.66%)
(As of 05/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
23.55 million shs
Average Volume
30.97 million shs
Market Capitalization
$190.98 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield


Should you be buying Comcast stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Comcast include Charter Communications (CHTR), Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), Rogers Communications (RCI), Liberty Broadband (LBRDK), Liberty Broadband (LBRDA), Shaw Communications (SJR), Roku (ROKU), Liberty Global (LBTYK), Liberty Global (LBTYA), and DISH Network (DISH). These companies are all part of the "cable & satellite" industry.These companies are all part of the "cable & other pay television services" industry.

Comcast vs.

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, community ranking, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, media sentiment, institutional ownership and risk.

Comcast received 466 more outperform votes than Charter Communications when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 82.26% of users gave Comcast an outperform vote while only 66.90% of users gave Charter Communications an outperform vote.

ComcastOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Charter CommunicationsOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Comcast has a net margin of 11.96% compared to Charter Communications' net margin of 9.64%. Charter Communications' return on equity of 25.34% beat Comcast's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Comcast 11.96% 15.92% 5.58%
Charter Communications 9.64% 25.34% 3.53%

In the previous week, Comcast had 1 more articles in the media than Charter Communications. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Comcast and 14 mentions for Charter Communications. Comcast's average media sentiment score of 0.37 beat Charter Communications' score of 0.17 indicating that Comcast is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
1 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
10 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Charter Communications
1 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
11 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Comcast has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Charter Communications has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

83.3% of Comcast shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.6% of Charter Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Comcast shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Charter Communications shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Comcast has higher revenue and earnings than Charter Communications. Comcast is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Charter Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Comcast$116.39 billion1.64$14.16 billion$3.1013.59
Charter Communications$51.68 billion1.52$4.65 billion$27.6217.00

Comcast presently has a consensus target price of $59.46, indicating a potential upside of 41.13%. Charter Communications has a consensus target price of $684.27, indicating a potential upside of 45.74%. Given Charter Communications' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Charter Communications is more favorable than Comcast.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
15 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Charter Communications
2 Sell rating(s)
13 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)


Comcast beats Charter Communications on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CMCSA and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) vs. Its Competitors

MetricComcastCable & other pay television services IndustryDiscretionary SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$189.81B$18.33B$6.28B$5.84B
Dividend Yield2.58%2.90%2.75%3.18%
P/E Ratio13.5910.4714.4710.45
Price / Sales1.643.0123.20104.48
Price / Cash6.587.9813.7883.82
Price / Book1.992.004.224.31
Net Income$14.16B$2.54B$277.66M$240.21M
7 Day Performance1.79%8.38%2.01%2.98%
1 Month Performance-12.43%-10.53%-12.25%-13.66%
1 Year Performance-22.33%-33.23%-16.76%-26.29%

Comcast Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Charter Communications
2.6673 of 5 stars
-31.6%$77.78B$51.68B17.0093,700Analyst Downgrade
Warner Bros. Discovery
3.1502 of 5 stars
Rogers Communications
2.3879 of 5 stars
Liberty Broadband
2.6565 of 5 stars
-27.5%$18.90B$988M21.401,971Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Liberty Broadband
1.9398 of 5 stars
-28.4%$18.08B$988M20.561,900Short Interest ↑
Shaw Communications
2.2915 of 5 stars
-7.5%$12.92B$4.34B17.379,400Analyst Upgrade
2.5063 of 5 stars
-70.9%$12.68B$2.76B96.783,000Short Interest ↑
Liberty Global
2.2881 of 5 stars
-15.1%$12.59B$10.31B1.0311,200Insider Selling
Liberty Global
2.3264 of 5 stars
-18.0%$12.07B$10.31B0.9911,200Insider Selling
DISH Network
2.8963 of 5 stars
-52.9%$10.86B$17.88B5.9914,500Insider Buying
Cable One
2.3665 of 5 stars
Altice USA
2.7651 of 5 stars
-70.3%$4.25B$10.09B5.429,000High Trading Volume
Liberty Latin America
1.3565 of 5 stars
N/A-32.1%$2.01B$4.80B-4.8811,900Insider Buying
Liberty Latin America
2.0998 of 5 stars
-33.3%$2.01B$4.80B-4.8511,900Insider Buying
Positive News
Gap Down
2.4081 of 5 stars
+35.0%$1.89B$1.03B2.331,500Insider Selling
Short Interest ↑
Qurate Retail
0.9515 of 5 stars
N/A-65.3%$1.70B$14.04B15.6926,745Gap Up
AMC Networks
1.9898 of 5 stars
-14.5%$1.52B$3.08B6.682,026Analyst Downgrade
High Trading Volume
Hemisphere Media Group
2.5298 of 5 stars
The Arena Group
2.0381 of 5 stars
N/A$176.66M$189.14M-3.33333Analyst Upgrade
Troika Media Group
0.5 of 5 stars
N/A-79.1%$17.45MN/A0.00101Upcoming Earnings
High Trading Volume
This page was last updated on 5/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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