NYSE:BCE

BCE Stock Forecast, Price & News

$49.35
+0.05 (+0.10 %)
(As of 07/28/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$49.13
$49.42
50-Day Range
$48.52
$50.78
52-Week Range
$39.91
$50.90
Volume898,380 shs
Average Volume1.30 million shs
Market Capitalization$44.70 billion
P/E Ratio23.84
Dividend Yield5.88%
Beta0.44
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About BCE

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 through three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communications products and services. The Bell Wireline segment provides data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television; and local telephone, long distance, satellite TV service, and connectivity, as well as other communications services and products. This segment also 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. It owns and operates approximately 35 conventional TV stations; 27 specialty and four Pay TV channels; 3 direct-to-consumer streaming services; 109 licensed radio stations; and websites. 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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2.28 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

29th out of 288 stocks

Telephone Communication, Except Radio Industry

7th out of 91 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.2Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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BCE (NYSE:BCE) Frequently Asked Questions

Is BCE a buy right now?

9 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" BCE stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than BCE?

Wall Street analysts have given BCE a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but BCE wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 4,430,000 shares, an increase of 22.4% from the June 30th total of 3,620,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,190,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.7 days. Currently, 0.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is BCE's next earnings date?

BCE is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 5th 2021.
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How can I listen to BCE's earnings call?

BCE will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, August 5th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 28th. The utilities provider reported $0.78 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.20. The utilities provider earned $5.71 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.63 billion. BCE had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.21% and a net margin of 11.23%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.80 earnings per share.
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How has BCE's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

BCE's stock was trading at $42.16 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, BCE stock has increased by 17.1% and is now trading at $49.35.
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How often does BCE pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BCE?

BCE announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.7072 per share on Thursday, July 15th. This represents a $2.83 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.73%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 14th. This is an increase from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.68.
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Is BCE a good dividend stock?

BCE pays an annual dividend of $2.90 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.88%. BCE has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. BCE does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of BCE is 128.89%. 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 103.20% in the coming year. This indicates that BCE may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What guidance has BCE issued on next quarter's earnings?

BCE issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 3.050-3.200 for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $23.34 billion-$24.03 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for BCE's stock. Their forecasts range from $57.00 to $64.00. On average, they anticipate BCE's stock price to reach $60.17 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 21.9% from the stock's current price.
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Who are BCE's key executives?

BCE's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Mirko Bibic, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 53, Pay $2.5M)
  • Mr. Glen LeBlanc FCMA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53, Pay $1.05M)
  • Mr. Wade Oosterman, Pres of Bell Media & Vice Chair (Age 60, Pay $1.39M)
  • Mr. Blaik Kirby, Group Pres of Mobility, Residential & Small Bus.
  • Mr. John Watson, Group Pres of Customer Experience at Bell Canada (Age 57, Pay $1.17M)
  • Thane Fotopoulos, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Robert Malcolmson, Exec. VP and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer
  • Mr. Bernard J. Le Duc, Chief HR Officer & Exec. VP of Corp. Services (Age 56)
  • Mr. Thomas Little, Pres of Bell Bus. Markets - Bell Canada
  • Mr. Stephen Guy Howe, Exec. VP & CTO of Bell Canada

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

84 employees have rated BCE CEO Mirko Bibic on Glassdoor.com. Mirko Bibic has an approval rating of 87% among BCE's employees.

Who are some of BCE's key competitors?

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Marathon Asset Management LLP (0.06%), DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co (0.03%), Baskin Financial Services Inc. (0.03%), Bruderman Asset Management LLC (0.02%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.01%) and Cardinal Capital Management Inc. (0.01%).

Which major investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Baskin Financial Services Inc., Fulton Bank N.A., DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co, Raymond James Trust N.A., and Davis Rea LTD..

Which major investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marathon Asset Management LLP, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD., DAVENPORT & Co LLC, Old Port Advisors, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL, Cardinal Capital Management Inc., and Bruderman Asset Management LLC.

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 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 $49.35.

How much money does BCE make?

BCE has a market capitalization of $44.70 billion and generates $17.08 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.97 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.25 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does BCE have?

BCE employs 52,100 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, 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.

When was BCE founded?

BCE was founded in 1880.

What is BCE's official website?

The official website for BCE is www.bce.ca.

Where are BCE's headquarters?

BCE is headquartered at 1 carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell Building A 7th Floor, Verdun A8, H3E 3B3.

How can I contact BCE?

BCE's mailing address is 1 carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell Building A 7th Floor, Verdun A8, H3E 3B3. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (888) 932-6666 or via email at [email protected]


This page was last updated on 7/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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