About BCE (NYSE:BCE)
BCE 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
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: NYSE:BCE
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.bce.ca
- Market Cap: $42.27 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 900,350,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $47.32
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $46.07
- 52 Week Range: $41.83 - $48.27
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.61
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.59
- P/E Growth: 8.02
- Annual Revenue: $18.26 billion
- Price / Sales: 2.31
- Book Value: $13.48 per share
- Price / Book: 3.48
- Annual Dividend: $2.30
- Dividend Yield: 4.9%
- EBITDA: $6.84 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: 689,369 shs.
- Beta: 0.35
- 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. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.575 per share on Sunday, October 15th. This represents a $2.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This is a positive change 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) posted its earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $5.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.65 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 21.08% and a net margin of 12.85%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.94 earnings per share. 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 earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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?
9 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for BCE's shares. Their forecasts range from $51.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect BCE's share price to reach $57.80 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for BCE.
Who are some of BCE's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to BCE include Telefonica SA (TEF), Orange SA (ORAN), BT Group PLC (BT), Telefonica Brasil S.A. (VIV), TELUS Corporation (TU), Level 3 Communications (LVLT), Telecom Italia S.P.A. (TI), Altice USA (ATUS), CenturyLink (CTL), Shaw Communications (SJR), KT Corporation (KT), PLDT (PHI), Telecom Argentina Stet - France Telecom S.A. (TEO), Talktalk Telecom Group PLC (TALK), 8x8 (EGHT), Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR), ATN International (ATNI) and Cincinnati Bell (CBB).
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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.50%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.07%), DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co (0.02%), Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.01%), Fulton Bank N.A. (0.01%) and Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.01%). 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 Sit Investment Associates Inc. and First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services. View Insider Buying and Selling for BCE.
Who bought BCE stock? Who is buying BCE stock?
BCE's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Shell Asset Management Co., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co, Cordasco Financial Network and Fulton Bank N.A.. 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?
MarketBeat Community Rating for BCE (NYSE BCE)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.
One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $46.95.
Consensus Ratings for BCE (NYSE:BCE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||5 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.44)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$57.80 (23.11% upside)|Consensus Price Target History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Analysts' Ratings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|9/27/2017||Morgan Stanley||Lower Price Target||Equal Weight||$62.00 -> $60.00||Medium|
|8/4/2017||Barclays PLC||Boost Price Target||Overweight||$47.00 -> $51.00||Low|
|7/18/2017||Argus||Initiated Coverage||Hold -> Hold||Low|
|5/16/2017||Canaccord Genuity||Set Price Target||Hold||$60.00||Low|
|4/6/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Upgrade||Neutral -> Buy||Low|
|2/3/2017||Desjardins||Upgrade||Hold -> Buy||N/A|
|1/9/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Outperform -> Sector Perform||$61.00 -> $60.00||N/A|
|11/6/2016||Credit Suisse Group||Set Price Target||Hold||$58.00||N/A|
|11/4/2016||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Reiterated Rating||Buy||N/A|
|8/5/2016||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$65.00||N/A|
|4/22/2016||Scotiabank||Downgrade||Sector Outperform -> Sector Perform||$59.00 -> $60.00||N/A|
|12/4/2015||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Initiated Coverage||Buy||N/A|
|11/6/2015||National Bank Financial||Reiterated Rating||Sector Perform||$43.00||N/A|
|10/27/2015||Macquarie||Downgrade||Neutral -> Underperform||N/A|
Earnings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)Earnings History by Quarter for BCE (NYSE BCE)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|8/3/2017||6/30/2017||$0.67||$0.65||$5.65 billion||$5.70 billion||View||Listen|
|4/26/2017||3/31/2017||$0.65||$0.66||$5.37 billion||$5.38 billion||View||N/A|
|2/2/2017||Q416||$0.59||$0.57||$4.30 billion||$5.70 billion||View||Listen|
|11/3/2016||Q316||$0.69||$0.70||$4.03 billion||$5.41 billion||View||N/A|
|8/4/2016||Q216||$0.91||$0.94||$4.10 billion||$5.34 billion||View||N/A|
|4/28/2016||Q116||$0.84||$0.85||$5.33 billion||$5.27 billion||View||N/A|
|2/4/2016||Q415||$0.72||$0.72||$5.63 billion||$5.60 billion||View||N/A|
|11/5/2015||Q315||$0.65||$0.72||$5.30 billion||$5.35 billion||View||N/A|
|8/6/2015||Q215||$0.67||$0.71||$5.31 billion||$5.33 billion||View||N/A|
|4/30/2015||Q115||$0.63||$0.70||$5.23 billion||$5.24 billion||View||N/A|
|2/5/2015||Q414||$0.59||$0.58||$5.44 billion||$5.53 billion||View||N/A|
|11/6/2014||Q314||$0.77||$0.83||$5.14 billion||$5.20 billion||View||N/A|
|8/7/2014||Q214||$0.77||$0.75||$5.20 billion||$4.65 billion||View||N/A|
|5/6/2014||Q114||$0.76||$0.81||$5.12 billion||$5.10 billion||View||N/A|
|2/6/2014||Q413||$0.70||$0.70||$5.41 billion||$5.38 billion||View||N/A|
|11/7/2013||Q313||$0.77||$0.75||$5.16 billion||$5.10 billion||View||N/A|
|8/8/2013||Q213||$0.76||$0.77||$4.98 billion||$5.00 billion||View||N/A|
|5/9/2013||Q113||$0.71||$0.77||$4.97 billion||$4.92 billion||View||N/A|
|2/7/2013||$0.66||$0.65||$5.17 billion||$5.16 billion||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.63
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
|Most Recent Dividend:||10/15/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||-3.70% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||94.26% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
85.82% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
81.27% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend History by Quarter for BCE (NYSE BCE)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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