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BCE Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:BCE)

-0.29 (-0.59 %)
(As of 10/23/2019 04:28 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $48.80
50-Day Range
MA: $48.40
52-Week Range
Now: $48.80
Volume585,730 shs
Average Volume841,194 shs
Market Capitalization$44.10 billion
P/E Ratio18.01
Dividend Yield4.87%
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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$18.11 billion
Cash Flow$6.15 per share
Book Value$14.33 per share


Net Income$2.26 billion


Market Cap$44.10 billion
Next Earnings Date10/31/2019 (Confirmed)

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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. Investors 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 4.93%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 13th. This is an increase 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 of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Friday, February 9th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $175,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.02. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.90 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 19.15% and a net margin of 12.51%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.86 EPS. View BCE's Earnings History.

When is BCE's next earnings date?

BCE is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 31st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for BCE.

How can I listen to BCE's earnings call?

BCE will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, October 31st at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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

BCE updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.65-2.72 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.88. The company issued revenue guidance of $18.0140368-18.3707504 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $18.74 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

10 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for BCE's shares. Their forecasts range from $48.00 to $66.00. On average, they anticipate BCE's stock price to reach $61.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for BCE.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BCE?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last year. There are currently 5 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 stories about BCE stock have been trending negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BCE earned a media sentiment score of -2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for BCE.

Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,240,000 shares, a decrease of 64.6% from the August 30th total of 9,160,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 910,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 0.4% of the shares of the company 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Hamlin Capital Management LLC (0.22%), Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI (0.16%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.15%), Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.15%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.13%) and Baskin Financial Services Inc. (0.04%).

Which institutional investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Exane Derivatives, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, Baskin Financial Services Inc., John G Ullman & Associates Inc. and Gradient Investments LLC.

Which institutional investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Addenda Capital Inc., Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., CWM LLC, MHI Funds LLC, Stephens Inc. AR and Cardinal Capital Management Inc..

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 $48.80.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $44.10 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:  362 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  460 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  822
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 10/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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