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NYSE:BCE - BCE Stock Price, Forecast & News

$48.68
+0.09 (+0.19 %)
(As of 12/8/2019 06:01 AM ET)
Today's Range
$48.32
Now: $48.68
$48.71
50-Day Range
$46.54
MA: $47.94
$48.97
52-Week Range
$38.85
Now: $48.68
$49.58
Volume4.11 million shs
Average Volume570,948 shs
Market Capitalization$43.99 billion
P/E Ratio17.96
Dividend Yield4.92%
Beta0.37
BCE Inc, a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. It operates in three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communications products and services, including 40 live and on-demand channels on smartphones and tablets; roaming services; push-to-talk, field service management, worker safety, and mobility management solutions; and asset management, smart buildings, smart cities, fleet management, and other Internet of Things services. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorUtilities
CUSIPN/A
Phone514-870-8777

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$18.11 billion
Cash Flow$6.17 per share
Book Value$14.33 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.26 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees52,790
Market Cap$43.99 billion
Next Earnings Date2/6/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Thursday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be given a dividend of $0.601 per share on Tuesday, October 15th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 13th. This is a positive change from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. View BCE's Dividend History.

How will BCE's stock buyback program work?

BCE announced that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Friday, February 9th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) announced its earnings results on Thursday, October, 31st. The utilities provider reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.21. The utilities provider earned $5.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.99 billion. BCE had a net margin of 12.61% and a return on equity of 18.75%. The business's revenue was up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.96 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, February 6th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for BCE.

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

BCE issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 31st. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.48-3.58 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.53.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

9 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for BCE's stock. Their forecasts range from $44.38 to $66.00. On average, they expect BCE's share price to reach $56.68 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for BCE.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BCE?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last year. There are currently 4 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 negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. BCE earned a daily sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for BCE.

Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,310,000 shares, a drop of 17.9% from the September 30th total of 4,030,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 931,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 0.4% of the company's shares are sold short. View BCE's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of BCE's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of BCE own?

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. Mirko Bibic, Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Wade Oosterman, Vice Chair & Group Pres (Age 58)
  • Mr. Thomas Little, Pres of Bell Bus. Markets - Bell Canada

Who are BCE's major shareholders?

BCE's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.85%), Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (0.66%), Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc (0.51%), Alberta Investment Management Corp (0.34%), CIBC Asset Management Inc (0.24%) and Hamlin Capital Management LLC (0.22%).

Which major investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CIBC Asset Management Inc, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., Barclays PLC, Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc and Marathon Asset Management LLP.

Which major investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alberta Investment Management Corp, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Addenda Capital Inc., Man Group plc, First Trust Advisors LP, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Motco and Parametric Portfolio Associates 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is BCE's stock price today?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.68.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $43.99 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 52,790 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About BCE.

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:  363 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  469 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  832
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 12/8/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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