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NYSE:BCE

BCE - BCE Stock Forecast, Price & News

$45.59
-0.08 (-0.18%)
(As of 02/8/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$45.48
$45.77
50-Day Range
$43.39
$47.64
52-Week Range
$39.88
$59.34
Volume
1.01 million shs
Average Volume
1.24 million shs
Market Capitalization
$41.58 billion
P/E Ratio
19.74
Dividend Yield
5.87%
Price Target
$63.18

BCE MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.33 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
38.6% Upside
$63.18 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.38% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.29mentions of BCE in the last 14 days
Based on 25 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.42%
From $2.40 to $2.53 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.52 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

27th out of 85 stocks

Telephone Communication, Except Radio Industry

7th out of 26 stocks

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About BCE (NYSE:BCE) Stock

BCE, Inc. is a telecommunications and media company, which engages in the provision of communication services to residential, business, and wholesale customers. It operates through the following segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment covers integrated digital wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers. The Bell Wireline segment offers data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television, local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to residential, small and medium-sized business, and large enterprise customers. The Bell Media segment includes conventional, specialty and pay television, digital media, radio broadcasting services, and out-of-home advertising services. The company was founded on February 25, 1970 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.

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BCE Stock News Headlines

Expert Warns FBI: “New Panic is Coming in 2023”
Get out of cash immediately. Public warning from Wall Street professor who has already briefed the FBI and U.S. Pentagon.
BCE's Q4 Earnings Match Estimates, Revenues Increase Y/Y
BCE (TSE:BCE) Is Increasing Its Dividend To CA$0.9675
BCE (NYSE:BCE) PT Lowered to C$64.00 at TD Securities
Expert Warns FBI: “New Panic is Coming in 2023”
Get out of cash immediately. Public warning from Wall Street professor who has already briefed the FBI and U.S. Pentagon.
BCE (BCE) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday
Why BCE (BCE) Could Beat Earnings Estimates Again
NTTYY or BCE: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?
BCE Inc.: Maintaining BUY after 3Q22 results
BCE Third Quarter 2022 Earnings: EPS Misses Expectations
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BCE Q3 2022 results to be announced November 3
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BCE Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/04/2021
Ex-Dividend for 1/16 Dividend
12/14/2022
Dividend Payable
1/16/2023
Today
2/08/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/04/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Utilities
Employees
49,781
Year Founded
1880

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$63.18
High Stock Price Forecast
$70.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$47.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+38.6%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.33
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.21 billion
Pretax Margin
16.10%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$18.59 billion
Cash Flow
$6.68 per share
Book Value
$15.73 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
910,615,000
Market Cap
$41.58 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.60

Key Executives

  • Mirko BibicMirko Bibic
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Jackie Foo
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Glen LeBlanc
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Stephen Howe
    Chief Technology and Information Officer
  • Robert Malcolmson
    Executive VP, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer













BCE Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell BCE stock right now?

6 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" BCE shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in BCE, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is BCE's stock price forecast for 2023?

6 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for BCE's stock. Their BCE share price forecasts range from $47.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $63.18 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 38.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have BCE shares performed in 2023?

BCE's stock was trading at $43.95 on January 1st, 2023. Since then, BCE stock has increased by 3.7% and is now trading at $45.59.
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Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totaling 17,300,000 shares, a decline of 37.6% from the December 15th total of 27,720,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,650,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 10.5 days. Currently, 1.9% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is BCE's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 4th 2023.
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How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.17. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.84 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.94 billion. BCE had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.03% and a net margin of 11.85%. BCE's revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.59 EPS.

How often does BCE pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BCE?

BCE announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.713 per share on Saturday, April 15th. This represents a $2.85 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 14th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.68.
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Is BCE a good dividend stock?

BCE (NYSE:BCE) pays an annual dividend of $2.70 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.87%. BCE has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 116.88%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, BCE will have a dividend payout ratio of 106.72% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for BCE.

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

BCE updated its FY 2023 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.32-$2.42 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.60. The company issued revenue guidance of $18.18 billion-$18.90 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $18.50 billion.

What is Mirko Bibic's approval rating as BCE's CEO?

84 employees have rated BCE Chief Executive Officer Mirko Bibic on Glassdoor.com. Mirko Bibic has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of BCE own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other BCE investors own include AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), AbbVie (ABBV), Enbridge (ENB), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), CVS Health (CVS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Royal Bank of Canada (RY) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP).

What is BCE's stock symbol?

BCE trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BCE."

Who are BCE's major shareholders?

BCE's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include TD Asset Management Inc (1.19%), Toronto Dominion Bank (1.05%), DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.32%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.22%), Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. (0.20%) and Capital Advisors Inc. OK (0.12%).

How do I buy shares of BCE?

Shares of BCE stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is BCE's stock price today?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.59.

How much money does BCE make?

BCE (NYSE:BCE) has a market capitalization of $41.58 billion and generates $18.59 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.21 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.31 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does BCE have?

The company employs 49,781 workers across the globe.

Does BCE have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of BCE: Alarm Force Industries, American Management Systems, Astral Media, Axia NetMedia, Bell Aliant Inc., Bell Canada, Bell Media, Bell Mobility, Cieslok Media Ltd., Corus, Environics Analytics, Gestion Infopharm, Glentel, MTS, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Q9 Networks, SPACECONNECTION, TESS S.A., Teleglobe, Telesat Canada, The Source (Bell) Electronics, Toronto Argonauts Football Club, Tri-Comp Systems, Virgin Mobile Canada, Ware Solutions Corp, and e-route.
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How can I contact BCE?

BCE's mailing address is 1 carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell Building A 7th Floor, Verdun A8, H3E 3B3. The official website for the company is www.bce.ca. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (888) 932-6666, via email at investor.relations@bell.ca, or via fax at 514-766-5735.

This page (NYSE:BCE) was last updated on 2/8/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff