BCE Company Profile (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
  • Market Cap: $42.2 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 900,350,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $46.29
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $45.04
  • 52 Week Range: $41.83 - $48.36
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.37
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.68
  • P/E Growth: 8.20
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $17.48 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.41
  • Book Value: $12.90 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.63
  • Annual Dividend: $2.13
  • Dividend Yield: 4.8%
  • EBIDTA: $6.55 billion
  • Net Margins: 12.85%
  • Return on Equity: 21.08%
  • Return on Assets: 5.78%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.16%
  • Current Ratio: 0.40%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.36%
  • Average Volume: 762,030 shs.
  • Beta: 0.36
  • Short Ratio: 5.88

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, August 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.575 per share on Sunday, October 15th. This represents a $2.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.91%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This is a boost from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.53. View BCE's Dividend History.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.02. The business earned $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.65 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 21.08% and a net margin of 12.85%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.94 EPS. View BCE's Earnings History.

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

BCE updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.36. The company issued revenue guidance of $22.6-23.0 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $22.74 billion.

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

8 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for BCE's stock. Their predictions range from $51.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate BCE's share price to reach $57.25 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include TD Asset Management Inc. (2.06%), FMR LLC (1.55%), Capital Research Global Investors (0.99%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.86%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.80%) and Vanguard Group Inc. (0.78%). 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 CIBC Asset Management Inc, Cardinal Capital Management Inc., AGF Investments Inc., Fiera Capital Corp, Swiss National Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co., Addenda Capital Inc. and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. 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 Principal Financial Group Inc., FMR LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp, Bank of Nova Scotia, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, TD Asset Management Inc. and BlackRock Inc.. 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 $46.87.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BCE (NYSE BCE)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  167 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  268 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  435
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, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $57.25 (22.15% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/4/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$47.00 -> $51.00LowView Rating Details
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
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 8/23/2015 forward)


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
8/3/20176/30/2017$0.67$0.65$5.65 billion$5.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)


Earnings Estimates for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.63
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.63$0.68$0.65
Q2 20173$0.64$0.69$0.67
Q3 20172$0.68$0.71$0.70
Q4 20172$0.60$0.62$0.61
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Next Dividend:10/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.13
Dividend Yield:4.54%
Dividend Growth:-3.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:87.30% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
80.38% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
75.80% (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
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com


Headline Trends for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Latest Headlines for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:09 AM
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www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:09 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDesjardins Weighs in on BCE, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) PT Raised to $51.00
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www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 8:55 AM
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www.americanbankingnews.com - June 27 at 12:38 AM
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BCE (BCE) Chart for Wednesday, August, 23, 2017

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