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

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$41.99 +0.29 (+0.70 %)
(As of 11/18/2018 01:58 PM ET)
Previous Close$41.99
Today's Range$41.6050 - $42.0950
52-Week Range$38.75 - $49.06
Volume2.07 million shs
Average Volume1.07 million shs
Market Capitalization$37.71 billion
P/E Ratio16.03
Dividend Yield5.52%
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Telephone communication, except radio
Current SymbolNYSE:BCE
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.14
Current Ratio0.57
Quick Ratio0.53


Trailing P/E Ratio16.03
Forward P/E Ratio15.85
P/E Growth4.53

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$17.52 billion
Price / Sales2.15
Cash Flow$5.8975 per share
Price / Cash7.12
Book Value$14.61 per share
Price / Book2.87


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.62
Net Income$2.25 billion
Net Margins12.13%
Return on Equity18.73%
Return on Assets5.46%


Outstanding Shares898,010,000
Market Cap$37.71 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 announced 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 5.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. View BCE's Dividend History.

How will BCE's stock buyback program work?

BCE declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Friday, February 9th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.03. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.85 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 18.73% and a net margin of 12.13%. The business's revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business 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 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for BCE.

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

BCE issued an update on 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 earnings per share 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 12 month price objectives for BCE's shares. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $54.00. On average, they anticipate BCE's stock price to reach $50.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.3% 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 2 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 headlines about BCE stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. BCE earned a news sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage 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 few 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 56)
  • Mr. Glen LeBlanc FCMA, EVP, CFO & Vice Chair of Atlantic (Age 50)
  • Mr. Wade Oosterman, Vice Chair, Group Pres of Bell Media & Chief Brand Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. John Watson, Exec. VP of Customer Experience (Age 54)
  • Mr. Stephen Guy Howe, Exec. VP & CTO of Bell Canada

Who are BCE's major shareholders?

BCE's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include TD Asset Management Inc. (1.95%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (1.43%), Deutsche Bank AG (1.33%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.16%), Toronto Dominion Bank (1.12%) and FIL Ltd (0.90%).

Which institutional investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Mackenzie Financial Corp, Deutsche Bank AG, Renaissance Technologies LLC, TD Asset Management Inc., Schroder Investment Management Group, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can and Capital Research Global Investors.

Which institutional investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Cullen Capital Management LLC, CIBC Asset Management Inc, Unigestion Holding SA, Man Group plc, Toronto Dominion Bank, Allianz Asset Management GmbH and AQR Capital Management 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is BCE's stock price today?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $41.99.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $37.71 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:  318 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  393 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  711
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 11/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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