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NYSE:BCE - BCE Stock Price, Forecast & News

$38.97
+0.56 (+1.46 %)
(As of 03/31/2020 07:01 AM ET)
Today's Range
$37.73
Now: $38.97
$39.08
50-Day Range
$31.96
MA: $43.78
$49.18
52-Week Range
$31.66
Now: $38.97
$49.58
Volume2.61 million shs
Average Volume2.05 million shs
Market Capitalization$35.24 billion
P/E Ratio15.28
Dividend Yield6.48%
Beta0.45
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. It also provides various 4G LTE and LTE-A smartphones and tablets, mobile Internet hubs and sticks, and mobile Wi-Fi devices, as well as smartwatches, Bell connected cars, trackers, smart homes, lifestyle products, and virtual reality products. The Bell Wireline segment provides data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television; and local telephone, long distance, and other communications services and products. It also provides home security, monitoring, and automation services; and satellite TV and connectivity services. In addition, this segment offers local exchange carrier and telecommunications services; sells wireline-related products; and buys and sells local telephone, long distance, data, and other services from or to resellers, and other carriers. The Bell Media segment provides conventional TV, specialty TV, pay TV, and streaming services; and digital media, radio broadcasting, out-of-home advertising services, sports and other event production, and broadcasting services. It owns and operates approximately 30 conventional TV stations; 33 specialty and Pay TV channels; 3 direct-to-consumer streaming services; 109 licensed radio stations; and 200 Websites and approximately 30 apps. The company was formerly known as Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. BCE Inc. was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$18.06 billion
Cash Flow$6.52 per share
Book Value$14.51 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.40 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees52,790
Market Cap$35.24 billion
Next Earnings Date5/7/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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BCE (NYSE:BCE) Frequently Asked Questions

How has BCE's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

BCE's stock was trading at $42.16 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, BCE stock has decreased by 7.6% and is now trading at $38.97. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of BCE?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for BCE.

When is BCE's next earnings date?

BCE is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 7th 2020. View our earnings forecast for BCE.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.69 by $0.19. The utilities provider earned $6.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.34 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 18.89% and a net margin of 12.84%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.89 EPS. View BCE's earnings history.

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

BCE announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.6267 per share on Wednesday, April 15th. This represents a $2.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.43%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 13th. This is a positive change from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.60. View BCE's dividend history.

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

BCE updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.50-3.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.70. The company issued revenue guidance of +1-3% yr/yr to $24.2-24.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $24.44 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

11 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for BCE's stock. Their forecasts range from $44.38 to $66.00. On average, they expect BCE's stock price to reach $58.56 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 50.3% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for BCE.

Has BCE been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about BCE stock has trended very negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BCE earned a daily sentiment score of -3.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutBCE.

Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 5,742,400 shares, an increase of 5.4% from the February 27th total of 5,450,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,050,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.5 days. Approximately 0.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. 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 following 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

What is BCE's stock symbol?

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

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 $38.97.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $35.24 billion and generates $18.06 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.40 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.64 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:  376 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  495 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  871
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 3/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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