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

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$44.07 -0.12 (-0.27 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$44.19
Today's Range$43.84 - $44.14
52-Week Range$38.75 - $44.86
Volume601,800 shs
Average Volume949,454 shs
Market Capitalization$39.59 billion
P/E Ratio16.26
Dividend Yield5.45%
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$18.11 billion
Cash Flow$6.1293 per share
Book Value$14.33 per share


Net Income$2.26 billion


Market Cap$39.59 billion
Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Estimated)

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 Wednesday, February 6th. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.604 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 14th. This is a boost from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.57. View BCE's Dividend History.

How will BCE's stock buyback program work?

BCE announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Friday, February 9th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $175,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 7th. The utilities provider reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The utilities provider had revenue of $6.22 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.19 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 18.87% and a net margin of 12.30%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.82 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, May 2nd 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, May 2nd 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 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.61-2.69 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.72. The company issued revenue guidance of $17.777-18.129 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $18.39 billion.BCE also updated its FY19 guidance to $3.48 to $3.58 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

8 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for BCE's shares. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect BCE's share price to reach $47.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for BCE.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BCE?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 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 articles about BCE stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog 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 assigned news articles about the utilities provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 5,917,476 shares, an increase of 52.0% from the February 15th total of 3,893,264 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 866,192 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.8 days. View BCE's Current Options Chain.

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), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Enbridge (ENB), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), General Electric (GE) and Pfizer (PFE).

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, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Wade Oosterman, Vice Chair & Group Pres (Age 58)
  • Mr. John Watson, Exec. VP of Customer Experience - Bell Canada (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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include TD Asset Management Inc. (1.95%), 1832 Asset Management L.P. (1.38%), Toronto Dominion Bank (1.08%), Bank of Nova Scotia (0.98%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.87%) and Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (0.80%).

Which institutional investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Stifel Financial Corp, Two Sigma Investments LP, CIBC Asset Management Inc, Mackenzie Financial Corp, Highstreet Asset Management Inc., Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc and Millennium Management LLC.

Which institutional investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Lincluden Management Ltd., Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, 1832 Asset Management L.P., Principal Financial Group Inc., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. and Bank of Nova Scotia.

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 $44.07.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $39.59 billion and generates $18.11 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.26 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.71 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:  328 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  410 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  738
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 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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