BCE Company Profile (NYSE:BCE)

About BCE (NYSE:BCE)

BCE logoBCE Inc. is a communications company. The Company's 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 Internet access and Internet protocol television (IPTV), local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to its residential, small and medium-sized business and large enterprise customers, primarily in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, while Satellite television (TV) service and connectivity to business customers are available nationally across Canada. Its Bell Media segment provides conventional, specialty and pay Television, digital media, and radio broadcasting services and out of home (OOH) advertising services to customers across Canada.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Integrated Telecommunications Services - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:BCE
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.bce.ca
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $41.96315 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 899,531,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $45.17
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $44.66
  • 52 Week Range: $41.83 - $49.03
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.09
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.75
  • P/E Growth: 6.02
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $17.12 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.45
  • Book Value: $12.97 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.60
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $2.13
  • Dividend Yield: 4.6%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $6.43 billion
  • Net Margins: 13.36%
  • Return on Equity: 22.03%
  • Return on Assets: 5.95%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.17%
  • Current Ratio: 0.42%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.38%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 976,275 shs.
  • Beta: 0.36
  • Short Ratio: 6.63
 

Frequently Asked Questions for BCE (NYSE:BCE)

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, April 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.5316 per share on Saturday, July 15th. This represents a $2.13 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. View BCE's Dividend History.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.01. The business earned $5.38 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.37 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 22.03% and a net margin of 13.36%. The company's revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.85 EPS. View BCE's Earnings History.

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

BCE issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.43. The company issued revenue guidance of +4-6% (Prior +1-2%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $22.72 billion.

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

9 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for BCE's shares. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $66.00. On average, they expect BCE's stock price to reach $60.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for BCE.

Who are some of BCE's key competitors?

Who are BCE's key executives?

BCE's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Gordon Melbourne Nixon, Chairman of the Board
  • George Alexander Cope, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
  • Glen LeBlanc, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Charles W. Brown, President – The Source of Bell Canada
  • Rizwan Jamal, President - Bell Residential Services of Bell Canada
  • Blaik Kirby, President - Bell Mobility of Bell Canada
  • Randy Lennox, President - Bell Media of Bell Canada
  • Thomas Little, President – Bell Business Markets of Bell Canada
  • Wade Oosterman, Group President of BCE and Bell Canada
  • Martine Turcotte, Vice Chairman, Quebec of the Company and Bell Canada

Who owns BCE stock?

BCE's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.22%), Hexavest Inc. (0.10%), Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd (0.05%), Aperio Group LLC (0.04%), Forsta AP Fonden (0.04%) and DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co (0.02%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for BCE.

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 Cardinal Capital Management Inc., Maple Capital Management Inc., Capstone Asset Management Co., CENTRAL TRUST Co, Concorde Asset Management LLC, Cordasco Financial Network, Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. and DAVENPORT & Co LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for BCE.

Who bought BCE stock? Who is buying BCE stock?

BCE's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Forsta AP Fonden, Hexavest Inc., Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Chemung Canal Trust Co., Fox Run Management L.L.C., APG Asset Management N.V., Gradient Investments LLC and Aperio Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for BCE.

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.

What is BCE's stock price today?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $46.67.


MarketBeat Community Rating for BCE (NYSE BCE)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  143 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  245 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  388
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BCE and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BCE (NYSE:BCE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: $60.00 (28.56% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/18/2017ArgusInitiated CoverageHold -> HoldLowView Rating Details
5/16/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetHold$60.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyLowView Rating Details
3/21/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageOverweight -> Overweight$47.00LowView Rating Details
2/3/2017DesjardinsUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform -> Sector Perform$61.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$58.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
4/22/2016ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector Perform$59.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
12/17/2015Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightN/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingSector Perform$43.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2015MacquarieDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
9/2/2015TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/22/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Earnings by Quarter for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Earnings History by Quarter for BCE (NYSE BCE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/26/20173/31/2017$0.65$0.66$5.37 billion$5.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$0.59$0.57$4.30 billion$5.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.69$0.70$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$0.65$0.72$5.30 billion$5.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.67$0.71$5.31 billion$5.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.63$0.70$5.23 billion$5.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.59$0.58$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$0.77$0.75$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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.60
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.63$0.68$0.65
Q2 20173$0.64$0.73$0.69
Q3 20172$0.64$0.71$0.68
Q4 20172$0.56$0.62$0.59
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Most Recent Dividend:7/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.13
Dividend Yield:4.56%
Dividend Growth:-3.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:85.89% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
84.86% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
80.99% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for BCE (NYSE:BCE)

Dividend History by Quarter for BCE (NYSE BCE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/27/2017quarterly$0.534.66%6/13/20176/15/20177/15/2017
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

Headline Trends for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Latest Headlines for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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fool.ca logoGain Strong Dividends With BCE Inc. - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - July 17 at 9:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) Boosted by National Bank Financial
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 17 at 10:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Set Expectations for BCE, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 14 at 9:04 AM
baystreet.ca logoStocks Fade by Noon
www.baystreet.ca - July 13 at 5:25 PM
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www.msn.com - July 12 at 4:58 PM
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www.theglobeandmail.com - July 11 at 5:28 PM
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www.nasdaq.com - July 8 at 8:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BCE-US : July 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 8:36 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoWireless startup TNW launches CRTC challenge amid competition concerns
www.theglobeandmail.com - July 5 at 10:07 PM
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www.nasdaq.com - July 5 at 5:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 4:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (BCE) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 1 at 8:52 AM
zacks.com logoHere's Why BCE (BCE) is a Promising Pick Despite Losses
www.zacks.com - June 30 at 4:31 PM
bizjournals.com logoJust in Time for the Canada Day Long Weekend - The Movie Network, HBO Canada, and The Movie Network Encore Launch Offline Viewing on TMN GO
www.bizjournals.com - June 29 at 10:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (BCE) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 12:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate BCE, Inc. (BCE) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $4.23 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 8:55 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.65 Earnings Per Share Expected for BCE, Inc. (BCE) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 27 at 12:38 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBidaskClub Downgrades BCE, Inc. (BCE) to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 24 at 10:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BCE-US : June 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 21 at 4:50 PM
marketwatch.com logoDividend 15 Split Corp. Declares 159th Consecutive Monthly Distribution
www.marketwatch.com - June 20 at 4:32 PM
fool.ca logoDoes Your Portfolio Include BCE Inc.?
www.fool.ca - June 20 at 4:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (BCE) Upgraded to "Hold" at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 1:16 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoCRTC to ban unlocking fees for smartphones as of Dec. 1
www.theglobeandmail.com - June 15 at 10:41 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - June 15 at 5:38 PM
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seekingalpha.com - June 13 at 6:10 PM
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www.nasdaq.com - June 13 at 1:09 PM
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www.americanbankingnews.com - June 12 at 12:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:BCE) : June 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 9 at 4:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BCE-US : June 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 8 at 9:39 PM
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www.fool.ca - June 8 at 4:38 PM
nasdaq.com logoBCE Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - June 7 at 9:07 PM
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seekingalpha.com - June 7 at 9:07 PM
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americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 6 at 5:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $4.23 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 2 at 11:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDesjardins Weighs in on BCE Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 2 at 7:18 AM
businesswire.com logoSkidmore Group Completes Divestiture of Speedy Glass USA and Novus Glass to Fix Auto World
www.businesswire.com - June 1 at 4:13 PM
fool.ca logoIncome Investors: Is BCE Inc. Still a Top Dividend Stock?
www.fool.ca - June 1 at 4:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBell to launch LTE-M network to transform the way Canadians use the Internet of Things
finance.yahoo.com - June 1 at 4:13 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - June 1 at 4:13 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Expect BCE Inc. (BCE) to Post $0.66 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 31 at 10:28 PM
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www.fool.ca - May 30 at 12:27 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 10:58 AM
nasdaq.com logoBCE's Preferred Shares, Series AK Crosses Above 4.5% Yield Territory
www.nasdaq.com - May 19 at 9:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BCE-US : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 11:49 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Given a $60.00 Price Target by Canaccord Genuity Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 6:32 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoNot even the crisis or oil shock ‘spooked’ loonie investors like this
www.theglobeandmail.com - May 16 at 8:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCanada's Bell says it ignored hackers payment demands, some info leaked
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 8:57 PM
baystreet.ca logoStocks Start Day Positive
www.baystreet.ca - May 16 at 12:20 PM

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