NYSE:BCE - BCE Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $40.61 +0.48 (+1.20 %) (As of 09/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$40.23Today's Range$40.16 - $40.6852-Week Range$39.76 - $49.06Volume55,760 shsAverage Volume616,167 shsMarket Capitalization$36.42 billionP/E Ratio15.48Dividend Yield5.71%Beta0.31 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive BCE News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BCE and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Telephone communication, except radio Sub-IndustryN/A SectorUtilities SymbolNYSE:BCE CUSIPN/A Webwww.bce.ca Phone514-870-8777 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.10 Current Ratio0.50 Quick Ratio0.46 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.48 Forward P/E Ratio15.21 P/E Growth4.34 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$17.52 billion Price / Sales2.08 Cash Flow$5.9026 per share Price / Cash6.88 Book Value$13.26 per share Price / Book3.06 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.62 Net Income$2.25 billion Net Margins12.00% Return on Equity18.67% Return on Assets5.37% Miscellaneous Employees51,679 Outstanding Shares898,010,000Market Cap$36.42 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 Wednesday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be given a dividend of $0.58 per share on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.71%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 13th. This is a boost from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.56. View BCE's Dividend History. How will BCE's stock buyback program work? BCE declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Friday, February 9th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were BCE's earnings last quarter? BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) posted its earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.19. The utilities provider earned $5.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.81 billion. BCE had a net margin of 12.00% and a return on equity of 18.67%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.89 earnings per share. View BCE's Earnings History. When is BCE's next earnings date? BCE is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for BCE. What guidance has BCE issued on next quarter's earnings? BCE updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.45-3.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.50. The company issued revenue guidance of $23.17-23.63 billion (+2-4%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $23.42 billion. What price target have analysts set for BCE? 7 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for BCE's shares. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate BCE's stock price to reach $57.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 40.4% 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. Who are some of BCE's key competitors? Some companies that are related to BCE include SoftBank Group (SFTBY), Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTTYY), America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (AMX), Orange (ORAN), Telefonica (TEF), China Telecom (CHA), SINGAPORE TELEC/S (SGAPY), VIVENDI SA/ADR (VIVHY), Telenor ASA (TELNY), BT Group (BT), Telstra (TLSYY), Sprint (S), Centurylink (CTL), Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (TLK) and Swisscom (SCMWY). 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, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)Mr. Wade Oosterman, Group Pres (Age 57)Mr. John Watson, Exec. Vice-Pres of Customer Experience - Bell Canada (Age 54)Mr. Stephen Guy Howe, Exec. VP & CTO of Bell Canada Has BCE been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about BCE stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BCE earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for BCE. 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. (2.03%), Toronto Dominion Bank (1.09%), Bank of Nova Scotia (0.85%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.82%), Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. (0.75%) and Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (0.73%). Which major investors are selling BCE stock? BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, Schroder Investment Management Group, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Highstreet Asset Management Inc., TD Asset Management Inc., CIBC Asset Management Inc and Fiera Capital Corp. Which major investors are buying BCE stock? BCE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc., Toronto Dominion Bank, Unigestion Holding SA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Bank of Nova Scotia, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp and Mawer Investment Management Ltd.. 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 $40.61. How big of a company is BCE? BCE has a market capitalization of $36.42 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. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 311 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 383 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 694MarketBeat'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 9/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How do investors use RSI to grade stocks?