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NYSE:BCEBCE Stock Price, Forecast & News

$42.98
+0.45 (+1.06 %)
(As of 08/11/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$42.69
Now: $42.98
$43.26
50-Day Range
$40.58
MA: $41.70
$42.91
52-Week Range
$31.66
Now: $42.98
$49.58
Volume919,129 shs
Average Volume1.27 million shs
Market Capitalization$38.87 billion
P/E Ratio21.17
Dividend Yield5.76%
Beta0.38
BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. It operates in three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communications products and services, including 40 live and on-demand channels on smartphones and tablets; roaming services; push-to-talk, field service management, worker safety, and mobility management solutions; and asset management, smart buildings, smart cities, fleet management, and other Internet of Things services. It also provides various 4G LTE and LTE-A smartphones and tablets, mobile Internet hubs and sticks, and mobile Wi-Fi devices, as well as smartwatches, Bell connected cars, trackers, smart homes, lifestyle products, and virtual reality products. The Bell Wireline segment provides data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television; and local telephone, long distance, and other communications services and products. It also provides home security, monitoring, and automation services; and satellite TV and connectivity services. In addition, this segment offers local exchange carrier and telecommunications services; sells wireline-related products; and buys and sells local telephone, long distance, data, and other services from or to resellers, and other carriers. The Bell Media segment provides conventional TV, specialty TV, pay TV, and streaming services; and digital media, radio broadcasting, out-of-home advertising services, sports and other event production, and broadcasting services. It owns and operates approximately 30 conventional TV stations; 33 specialty and Pay TV channels; 3 direct-to-consumer streaming services; 109 licensed radio stations; and 200 Websites and approximately 30 apps. The company was formerly known as Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. BCE Inc. was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.0Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.82 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorUtilities
CUSIPN/A
Phone514-870-8777

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$18.06 billion
Cash Flow$6.51 per share
Book Value$14.51 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.40 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees52,100
Market Cap$38.87 billion
Next Earnings Date10/29/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$42.98
+0.45 (+1.06 %)
(As of 08/11/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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BCE (NYSE:BCE) Frequently Asked Questions

How has BCE's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

BCE's stock was trading at $42.16 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, BCE shares have increased by 1.9% and is now trading at $42.98.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of BCE?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is BCE's next earnings date?

BCE is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 29th 2020.
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How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.10. The utilities provider earned $5.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.37 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 16.56% and a net margin of 10.75%. BCE's quarterly revenue was down 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.94 EPS.
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How often does BCE pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BCE?

BCE announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $1.247 per share on Thursday, October 15th. This represents a $4.99 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.61%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 14th. This is a positive change from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.59.
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What price target have analysts set for BCE?

9 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for BCE's shares. Their forecasts range from $58.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect BCE's share price to reach $60.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 41.2% from the stock's current price.
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Has BCE been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about BCE stock has trended negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BCE earned a media sentiment score of -2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.
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Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,500,000 shares, a decrease of 35.9% from the January 31st total of 2,340,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 878,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.7 days. Approximately 0.2% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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Who are some of BCE's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of BCE own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other BCE investors own include AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), AbbVie (ABBV), Enbridge (ENB), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP), Royal Bank of Canada (RY) and CVS Health (CVS).

Who are BCE's key executives?

BCE's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. George Alexander Cope O.C. C.M., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Glen LeBlanc FCMA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Mirko Bibic, Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Wade Oosterman, Vice Chair & Group Pres (Age 58)
  • Mr. Thomas Little, Pres of Bell Bus. Markets - Bell Canada

What is BCE's stock symbol?

BCE trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BCE."

Who are BCE's major shareholders?

BCE's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Nova Scotia (1.54%), Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (0.72%), Scotia Capital Inc. (0.71%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.53%), Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc (0.50%) and CIBC Asset Management Inc (0.43%).

Which institutional investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Toronto Dominion Bank, Unigestion Holding SA, Intact Investment Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Addenda Capital Inc., Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Chemung Canal Trust Co., and Reaves W H & Co. Inc..

Which institutional investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CIBC Asset Management Inc, Alberta Investment Management Corp, Principal Financial Group Inc., LGT Capital Partners LTD., Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc, Value Partners Investments Inc., and Alley Co LLC.

How do I buy shares of BCE?

Shares of BCE 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is BCE's stock price today?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.98.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $38.87 billion and generates $18.06 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.40 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.64 on an earnings per share basis. BCE employs 52,100 workers across the globe.

What is BCE's official website?

The official website for BCE is www.bce.ca.

How can I contact BCE?

BCE's mailing address is 1 carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell Building A 7th Floor, Verdun A8, H3E 3B3. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 514-870-8777 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 8/11/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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