NYSE:BCE - BCE Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$42.04 +0.16 (+0.38 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$42.04
Today's Range$41.8301 - $42.12
52-Week Range$38.75 - $47.16
Volume826,751 shs
Average Volume1.08 million shs
Market Capitalization$37.62 billion
P/E Ratio16.05
Dividend Yield5.39%
BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment offers integrated digital wireless voice and data communications products and services. The Bell Wireline segment provides data, including Internet access, Internet protocol TV and telephony, local telephone, and long distance, as well as other communications services and products; and satellite TV and connectivity services. This segment also offers home security and monitoring services; competitive local exchange carrier services; business service solutions, such as hosting and cloud, managed, professional, and infrastructure services; virtual private networks, point-to-point data networks, and international network solutions; and Web and audio conferencing, and email solutions. The Bell Media segment offers conventional, specialty, and pay TV; and digital media, radio broadcasting, and out-of-home advertising services, as well as sports and other event production and broadcasting services. This segment owns and operates approximately 30 conventional TV stations; 34 specialty and 4 pay TV channels; 105 licensed radio stations; 31,000 advertising faces; and 200 Websites and approximately 30 apps. The company also distributes mobile products. BCE Inc. offers its services through a network of corporate and dealer-owned retail stores, national retailers, and call center representatives, as well as Websites and door-to-door sales representatives. 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Telephone communication, except radio



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$17.52 billion
Cash Flow$5.9211 per share
Book Value$13.26 per share


Net Income$2.25 billion


Market Cap$37.62 billion

BCE (NYSE:BCE) Frequently Asked Questions

What is BCE's stock symbol?

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

How often does BCE pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BCE?

BCE declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.574 per share on Tuesday, January 15th. This represents a $2.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.46%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. View BCE's Dividend History.

How will BCE's stock buyback program work?

BCE declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Friday, February 9th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $175,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.71 by $0.03. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.88 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.85 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 18.73% and a net margin of 12.13%. BCE's quarterly revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.86 EPS. View BCE's Earnings History.

When is BCE's next earnings date?

BCE is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for BCE.

How can I listen to BCE's earnings call?

BCE will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 7th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What guidance has BCE issued on next quarter's earnings?

BCE updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.45-3.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.72. The company issued revenue guidance of $23.173-23.628 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $18.39 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

7 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for BCE's stock. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $47.00. On average, they anticipate BCE's stock price to reach $47.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for BCE.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BCE?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for BCE.

Has BCE been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about BCE stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BCE earned a news impact score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of BCE's key competitors?

Who are BCE's key executives?

BCE's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. George Alexander Cope O.C. C.M., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Glen LeBlanc FCMA, EVP, CFO & Vice Chair of Atlantic (Age 51)
  • Mr. Wade Oosterman, Vice Chair, Group Pres of Bell Media & Chief Brand Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. John Watson, Exec. VP of Customer Experience (Age 55)
  • Mr. Stephen Guy Howe, Exec. VP & CTO of Bell Canada

Who are BCE's major shareholders?

BCE's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hamlin Capital Management LLC (0.25%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.04%), USS Investment Management Ltd (0.03%), DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co (0.03%), Verity & Verity LLC (0.01%) and Nexus Investment Management Inc. (0.01%).

Which major investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nexus Investment Management Inc., Gradient Investments LLC, Kavar Capital Partners LLC, Verity & Verity LLC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, Fulton Bank N.A., Cordasco Financial Network and Cardinal Capital Management Inc..

Which major investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Addenda Capital Inc., USS Investment Management Ltd, First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services, Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC, Virtu Financial LLC, DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co and PFG Advisors.

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is BCE's stock price today?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.04.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $37.62 billion and generates $17.52 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.25 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.62 on an earnings per share basis. BCE employs 51,679 workers across the globe.

What is BCE's official website?

The official website for BCE is http://www.bce.ca.

How can I contact BCE?

BCE's mailing address is 1 Carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell Building A 8th Floor, Verdun A8, H3E 3B3. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 514-870-8777 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for BCE (NYSE BCE)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  325 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  401 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  726
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BCE and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BCE will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BCE will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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