NYSE:BCE - BCE Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$42.17 +0.19 (+0.45 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$41.98
Today's Range$42.05 - $42.33
52-Week Range$40.19 - $49.06
Volume507,900 shs
Average Volume916,426 shs
Market Capitalization$37.70 billion
P/E Ratio16.10
Dividend Yield5.46%
Beta0.31
BCE logoBCE 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
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorUtilities
SymbolNYSE:BCE
CUSIPN/A
Phone514-870-8777

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.19
Current Ratio0.59
Quick Ratio0.54

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio16.10
Forward P/E Ratio15.85
P/E Growth4.5

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$17.52 billion
Price / Sales2.16
Cash Flow$5.9228 per share
Price / Cash7.12
Book Value$13.26 per share
Price / Book3.18

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.62
Net Income$2.25 billion
Net Margins12.06%
Return on Equity19.24%
Return on Assets5.46%

Miscellaneous

Employees51,679
Outstanding Shares897,980,000
Market Cap$37,697.16

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 Friday, May 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.5893 per share on Sunday, July 15th. This represents a $2.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.59%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th. View BCE's Dividend History.

How will BCE's stock buyback program work?

BCE announced that its board has approved a stock 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.01. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.59 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.62 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 19.24% and a net margin of 12.06%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.87 earnings per share. View BCE's Earnings History.

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

BCE issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 3rd. 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 $3.46.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

6 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for BCE's shares. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $62.00. On average, they expect BCE's share price to reach $57.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 35.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for BCE.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BCE?

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

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., CEO, Pres & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Wade Oosterman, Group Pres & Group Pres of Bell Canada (Age 57)
  • Mr. Glen LeBlanc FCMA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Mr. John Watson, Exec. Vice-Pres of Customer Experience - Bell Canada (Age 54)
  • Mr. Mirko Bibic, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer and Exec. VP of Corp. Devel.

Has BCE been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about BCE stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BCE earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.93 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are BCE's major shareholders?

BCE's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Hamlin Capital Management LLC (0.21%), Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.15%), Hexavest Inc. (0.06%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.05%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.03%) and Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.03%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for BCE.

Which major investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Hexavest Inc., Reilly Financial Advisors LLC, Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Chemung Canal Trust Co., Fulton Bank N.A. and MHI Funds LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for BCE.

Which major investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Addenda Capital Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Addenda Capital Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc., DAVENPORT & Co LLC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC and Stonebridge Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for BCE.

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 $42.17.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $37.70 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  294 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  370 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  664
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 7/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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