BCE Company Profile (NYSE:BCE)

About BCE

BCE logoBCE Inc. is a communications company. The Company provides a range of broadband communications and content services to consumer, residential, business and government customers in Canada. The Company offers various services under the Bell and Bell Aliant brands, such as fiber-based Internet protocol television (IPTV) and high-speed Internet services, home phone and business network and communications services. Its segments include Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline and Bell Media. Its Bell Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data communications products and services to its residential, small and medium-sized business and large enterprise customers across Canada. Its Bell Wireline segment provides data, including IPTV, local telephone and long distance, as well as other communications services and products. Its Bell Media segment provides conventional, specialty and pay television, digital media and radio broadcasting services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Telecom Services - Domestic
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: BCE
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $44.85
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $44.42
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $45.03
  • 52-Week Range: $41.83 - $49.03
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.47
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.91
  • P/E Growth: 4.49
  • Market Cap: $38.66B
  • Outstanding Shares: 870,700,000
  • Beta: 0.38
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 13.73%
  • Return on Equity: 23.11%
  • Return on Assets: 6.15%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.20%
  • Current Ratio: 0.48%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.44%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BCE (NYSE:BCE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $61.78 (39.14% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/3/2017DesjardinsUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
2/3/2017Canaccord GenuityDowngradeBuy -> Hold$60.00View Rating Details
1/9/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform -> Sector Perform$61.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
1/9/2017Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$61.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
11/6/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$58.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/5/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$65.00View Rating Details
7/19/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$62.00 -> $63.00View Rating Details
4/22/2016ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector Perform$59.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
2/5/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight Bce.To$43.00 -> $45.00View Rating Details
12/17/2015Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightView Rating Details
12/4/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
11/6/2015National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingSector Perform$43.00View Rating Details
10/27/2015MacquarieDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
9/2/2015TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
5/6/2015Bank of America CorpUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/2/2017Q416$0.59$0.76$4.30 billion$5.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.69$0.91$4.03 billion$5.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.91$0.94$4.10 billion$5.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.84$0.85$5.33 billion$5.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.72$0.72$5.63 billion$5.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.85$0.72$5.30 billion$5.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.87$0.87$5.31 billion$5.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.79$0.84$5.23 billion$5.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.64$0.72$5.44 billion$5.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.77$0.83$5.14 billion$5.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.85$0.82$5.20 billion$4.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.76$0.81$5.12 billion$5.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.70$0.70$5.41 billion$5.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.77$0.75$5.16 billion$5.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q213$0.76$0.77$4.98 billion$5.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q113$0.71$0.77$4.97 billion$4.92 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2013$0.66$0.65$5.17 billion$5.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012$0.78$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.82$1.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.76$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.68$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$0.74$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.79$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2011$0.70$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2011$0.60$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.68 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.79 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.63$0.67$0.65
Q2 20164$0.68$0.74$0.71
Q3 20163$0.68$0.70$0.69
Q4 20163$0.56$0.62$0.59
Q1 20172$0.64$0.68$0.66
Q2 20172$0.66$0.73$0.70
Q3 20172$0.62$0.71$0.67
Q4 20172$0.54$0.62$0.58
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Annual Dividend:$2.03
Dividend Yield:4.57%
Dividend Growth:-3.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:81.53% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
75.75% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
72.76% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/3/2017quarterly$0.554.97%3/13/20173/15/20174/15/2017
11/4/2016quarterly$0.514.61%12/13/201612/15/20161/15/2017
8/5/2016quarterly$0.524.36%9/13/20169/15/201610/15/2016
4/29/2016quarterly$0.544.59%6/13/20166/15/20167/15/2016
2/5/2016quarterly$0.494.67%3/11/20163/15/20164/15/2016
11/6/2015quarterly$0.504.65%12/11/201512/15/20151/15/2016
8/11/2015quarterly$0.494.83%9/11/20159/15/201510/15/2015
5/1/2015quarterly$0.544.85%6/11/20156/15/20157/15/2015
2/6/2015quarterly$0.524.57%3/12/20153/16/20154/15/2015
11/7/2014quarterly$0.544.83%12/11/201412/15/20141/15/2015
8/8/2014quarterly$0.575.15%9/11/20149/15/201410/15/2014
5/6/2014quarterly$0.565.05%6/12/20146/16/20147/15/2014
2/7/2014quarterly$0.565.27%3/12/20143/14/20144/15/2014
11/7/2013$0.5612/12/201312/16/20131/15/2014
11/8/2013quarterly$0.565.05%12/12/201312/16/20131/15/2014
8/9/2013quarterly$0.565.54%9/12/20139/16/201310/15/2013
5/10/2013quarterly$0.584.89%6/12/20136/14/20137/15/2013
2/8/2013quarterly$0.585.28%3/13/20133/15/20134/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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Headlines

Latest Headlines for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
DateHeadline
News IconFiscal Year Earnings Estimate on BCE, Inc.(BCE) - Money Flow Index & Trends (NYSE:BCE)
www.moneyflowtrends.com - February 23 at 3:51 PM
fool.ca logoShould You Put TransCanada Corporation or BCE Inc. in Your RRSP? - The Motley Fool Canada (NYSE:BCE)
www.fool.ca - February 23 at 3:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBell announces offering of MTN Debentures (NYSE:BCE)
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 8:55 PM
News IconTelecom Services – Domestic: BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) Position of the day (NYSE:BCE)
twincountynews.com - February 22 at 11:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould Value Investors Consider BCE Stock Now? (NYSE:BCE)
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 11:17 AM
fool.ca logoIs BCE Inc. a Secure Income Stock? - The Motley Fool Canada (NYSE:BCE)
www.fool.ca - February 21 at 11:46 AM
live-pr.com logoNewly released market study: BCE Inc. - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report (NYSE:BCE)
www.live-pr.com - February 20 at 10:13 AM
News IconBCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) Projected to Achieve EPS Of $0.66 - Stock Observer (NYSE:BCE)
www.thestockobserver.com - February 19 at 3:39 PM
News IconBCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) Equity Price Target Fixed At $49.248 - Transcript Daily (NYSE:BCE)
transcriptdaily.com - February 14 at 3:28 PM
fool.ca logoWhy BCE Inc. Is Still a Great Forever Stock - The Motley Fool Canada (NYSE:BCE)
www.fool.ca - February 14 at 3:28 PM
business.financialpost.com logo‘Insatiable appetite’: Canada’s big three telecoms end 2016 with strong wireless results (NYSE:BCE)
business.financialpost.com - February 9 at 9:01 PM
capitalcube.com logoBCE, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BCE-US : February 9, 2017 (NYSE:BCE)
www.capitalcube.com - February 9 at 3:59 PM
nasdaq.com logoBCE's Series AE Preferred Shares Cross 4% Yield Mark (NYSE:BCE)
www.nasdaq.com - February 7 at 1:55 AM
capitalcube.com logoBCE, Inc. :BCE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 6, 2017 (NYSE:BCE)
www.capitalcube.com - February 6 at 3:51 PM
News IconBCE's profit misses as it pays more to win wireless customers (NYSE:BCE)
latribunadecanarias.com - February 4 at 3:54 PM
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twincountynews.com - February 4 at 3:54 PM
News IconBCE Inc. (BCE) Announces Dividend Increase - C$0.72 Per Share (NYSE:BCE)
ekosvoice.com - February 4 at 2:03 AM
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investorplace.com - February 3 at 2:31 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoBCE reports 2016 Q4 and full-year results, announces 2017 financial targets - Common share dividend increased 5.1% to $2.87 per year (NYSE:BCE)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 3 at 2:02 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo7:10 am BCE Inc misses by CC$0.02, reports revs in-line; guides FY17 EPS, revs below consensus; increases dividend (NYSE:BCE)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 3 at 2:02 AM
News IconTSX listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Feb. 1 (NYSE:BCE)
www.brandonsun.com - February 1 at 4:02 PM
capitalcube.com logoBCE, Inc. : BCE-US: Dividend Analysis : December 15th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 1, 2017 (NYSE:BCE)
www.capitalcube.com - February 1 at 4:02 PM
reuters.com logoMedia unit of Canada's BCE cuts workforce in restructuring (NYSE:BCE)
www.reuters.com - January 31 at 9:05 PM
business.financialpost.com logoDialling up a Rogers resurgence: Rally more about fundamentals than the macro environment (NYSE:BCE)
business.financialpost.com - January 27 at 10:20 PM
News IconIs BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE), a large market cap stock a smart buy? (NYSE:BCE)
twincountynews.com - January 27 at 10:20 PM
business.financialpost.com logoRogers Communications Inc slides $9 million into the red on $484-million writedown of its IPTV project (NYSE:BCE)
business.financialpost.com - January 27 at 2:23 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBetter Buy: BCE Inc. or Telus Corporation? (NYSE:BCE)
ca.finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 2:23 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoBell Let's Talk Day 2017 is one for the record books with 131,705,010 total messages of support - and $6,585,250.50 more funding for Canadian mental health (NYSE:BCE)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 2:23 AM
News IconAs Bce INC (BCE) Stock Declined, Shareholder Schafer Cullen Capital Management INC Boosted Position by $6.84 Million (NYSE:BCE)
randolphguide.com - January 25 at 4:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIt's Bell Let's Talk Day! Let's raise our voices together to keep Canada's mental health moving forward (NYSE:BCE)
finance.yahoo.com - January 25 at 4:04 PM
4-traders.com logoBCE : St. John Ambulance integrates mental health into First Aid courses with Bell Let's Talk support (NYSE:BCE)
www.4-traders.com - January 23 at 9:13 PM
News IconLevels in View on Shares of BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) – Gilbert Daily - Gilbert Daily (NYSE:BCE)
gilbertdaily.com - January 23 at 4:12 PM
nasdaq.com logoBCE September 15th Options Begin Trading - Nasdaq (NYSE:BCE)
www.nasdaq.com - January 23 at 4:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSt. John Ambulance integrates mental health into First Aid courses with Bell Let's Talk support (NYSE:BCE)
finance.yahoo.com - January 23 at 4:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAtlantic Provinces and Bell Let's Talk partner on $2 million funding program for child and youth mental health (NYSE:BCE)
finance.yahoo.com - January 20 at 3:39 PM
4-traders.com logoBCE : Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation improving veterans' lives with support from Bell Let's Talk (NYSE:BCE)
www.4-traders.com - January 19 at 10:06 PM
4-traders.com logoBCE : Bell Let's Talk and Northwestel announce mental health initiative with Embrace Life Council for Nunavut communities (NYSE:BCE)
www.4-traders.com - January 18 at 4:32 PM
business.financialpost.com logoWhy Rogers Communications Inc is the Canadian telco to own right now (NYSE:BCE)
business.financialpost.com - January 18 at 4:32 PM
News IconInternal document raises possibility of 'Netflix tax' (NYSE:BCE)
www.cbc.ca - January 17 at 9:38 AM
4-traders.com logoBCE : The 2017 Bell Let's Talk Community Fund is open for grant applications (NYSE:BCE)
www.4-traders.com - January 17 at 9:38 AM
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ca.finance.yahoo.com - January 17 at 9:38 AM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) from Telecom Services – Domestic (NYSE:BCE)
twincountynews.com - January 16 at 8:53 PM
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www.stockhouse.com - January 16 at 3:52 PM
4-traders.com logoBCE : Bell Let's Talk supports youth mental health programs in Northern Alberta (NYSE:BCE)
www.4-traders.com - January 16 at 3:52 PM
News IconEPS Of BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) Predicted At $0.59 – Transcript Daily - Transcript Daily (NYSE:BCE)
transcriptdaily.com - January 14 at 3:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoShaw Communications (SJR) Q1 Earnings Lag, View Intact (NYSE:BCE)
finance.yahoo.com - January 13 at 4:29 PM
News IconActive Concerns Wondering Movers: Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL), BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) - Street Wise Report (press release) (blog) (NYSE:BCE)
streetwisereport.com - January 10 at 3:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoStudent-athletes, university sport conferences and Bell Let's Talk team up to grow the mental health conversation on Canadian campuses nationwide (NYSE:BCE)
finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 3:57 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoBCE Inc downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts (NYSE:BCE)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 9 at 4:57 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoThis accounting professor uses a classic investment approach (NYSE:BCE)
www.theglobeandmail.com - January 9 at 1:49 AM

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 3rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.5469 per share on Saturday, April 15th. This represents a $2.19 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 13th. This is an increase from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.51.

Where is BCE's stock going? Where will BCE's stock price be in 2017?

9 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for BCE's stock. Their forecasts range from $58.00 to $66.00. On average, they expect BCE's share price to reach $61.78 in the next twelve months.

Who owns BCE stock?

BCE's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (1.36%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.76%), Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (0.72%), I.G. Investment Management LTD. (0.62%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (0.56%) and Scotia Capital Inc. (0.40%).

Who sold BCE stock? Who is selling BCE stock?

BCE's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Federated Investors Inc. PA, I.G. Investment Management LTD., FMR LLC, Fiera Capital Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC, Intact Investment Management Inc., Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. and Guggenheim Capital LLC.

Who bought BCE stock? Who is buying BCE stock?

BCE's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Two Sigma Investments LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Scotia Capital Inc., Edge Asset Management Inc., Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. and Guardian Capital LP.

How do I buy BCE stock?

Shares of BCE can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of BCE stock cost?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.40.

BCE (NYSE:BCE) Chart for Saturday, February, 25, 2017


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Dividend Payments by Quarter for BCE (NYSE:BCE)

Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff