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NYSE:BCE

BCE - BCE Stock Forecast, Price & News

$47.46
-0.57 (-1.19%)
(As of 11/28/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$47.29
$47.91
50-Day Range
$40.77
$48.03
52-Week Range
$39.88
$59.34
Volume
1.25 million shs
Average Volume
1.41 million shs
Market Capitalization
$43.28 billion
P/E Ratio
19.53
Dividend Yield
5.81%
Price Target
$64.18

BCE MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
35.2% Upside
$64.18 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
1.50% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
-0.26mentions of BCE in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
3.59%
From $2.51 to $2.60 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.11 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

37th out of 85 stocks

Telephone Communication, Except Radio Industry

15th out of 26 stocks

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About BCE (NYSE:BCE) Stock

BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communication products and services, as well as consumer electronics products. The Bell Wireline segment offers data, including internet access and Internet protocol television (IPTV), local telephone, and long distance services, as well as other communication services and products; and satellite TV service and connectivity servuces. 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, streaming services, digital media services, radio broadcasting services, and out-of-home advertising services. BCE Inc. was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.

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BCE Stock News Headlines

BCE Inc.: Maintaining BUY after 3Q22 results
BCE Third Quarter 2022 Earnings: EPS Misses Expectations
Philosopher King
BCE Q3 2022 results to be announced November 3
10 Best International Stocks to Buy Now - Yahoo Finance
BCE (TSE:BCE) Could Be Struggling To Allocate Capital
5 Things to Know About BCE Stock - Yahoo Canada Finance
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BCE Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/04/2021
Ex-Dividend for 10/15 Dividend
9/14/2022
Dividend Payable
10/15/2022
Today
11/28/2022
Ex-Dividend for 1/16 Dividend
12/14/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Dividend Payable
1/16/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/02/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Utilities
Employees
49,781
Year Founded
1880

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$64.18
High Stock Price Forecast
$70.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$48.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+35.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.27 billion
Pretax Margin
16.73%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$18.71 billion
Cash Flow
$6.62 per share
Book Value
$16.62 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
910,575,000
Market Cap
$43.28 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.55

Key Executives

  • Mr. Mirko BibicMr. Mirko Bibic (Age 54)
    CEO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $3.42M
  • Mr. Glen LeBlanc FCMAMr. Glen LeBlanc FCMA (Age 54)
    Exec. VP, CFO & Vice Chair of Atlantic Canada
    Comp: $1.23M
  • Mr. Wade Oosterman (Age 61)
    Pres of Bell Media & Vice Chair
    Comp: $1.55M
  • Mr. Blaik Kirby
    Group Pres of Consumer, Small & Medium Bus. (SMB)
  • Mr. Stephen Guy Howe
    Chief Technology & Information Officer
  • Thane Fotopoulos
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Robert Malcolmson
    Exec. VP and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer
  • Ms. Claire Gillies
    Exec. VP of Marketing & Pres of Consumer
  • Ms. Nikki Moffat
    Chief HR Officer & Exec. VP of Corp. Services
  • Ms. Wendy Freeman
    Pres of CTV News













BCE Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell BCE stock right now?

6 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" BCE shares.
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What is BCE's stock price forecast for 2023?

6 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for BCE's stock. Their BCE share price forecasts range from $48.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $64.18 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 35.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have BCE shares performed in 2022?

BCE's stock was trading at $52.04 at the beginning of the year. Since then, BCE stock has decreased by 8.8% and is now trading at $47.46.
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Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 13,690,000 shares, an increase of 5.6% from the October 31st total of 12,960,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,470,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.3 days. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is BCE's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 2nd 2023.
View our BCE earnings forecast
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How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.17. The utilities provider earned $5.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.94 billion. BCE had a net margin of 12.14% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.10%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.59 EPS.

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

BCE announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.675 per share on Monday, January 16th. This represents a $2.70 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.69%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 14th.
Read our dividend analysis for BCE
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Is BCE a good dividend stock?

BCE (NYSE:BCE) pays an annual dividend of $2.79 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.81%. BCE has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 114.81%. 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 107.31% in the coming year. This indicates that the company may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for BCE.

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

BCE issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 10th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.50-$2.62 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $18.16 billion-$18.88 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $17.71 billion.

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

84 employees have rated BCE Chief Executive Officer Mirko Bibic on Glassdoor.com. Mirko Bibic has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (1.45%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (1.37%), TD Asset Management Inc. (1.22%), Toronto Dominion Bank (1.12%), Mackenzie Financial Corp (0.74%) and National Bank of Canada FI (0.69%).

How do I buy shares of BCE?

Shares of BCE stock 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 $47.46.

How much money does BCE make?

BCE (NYSE:BCE) has a market capitalization of $43.28 billion and generates $18.71 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.27 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.43 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does BCE have?

The company employs 49,781 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, Environics Analytics, 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.
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How can I contact BCE?

BCE's mailing address is 1 carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell Building A 7th Floor, Verdun A8, H3E 3B3. The official website for the company is www.bce.ca. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (888) 932-6666, via email at investor.relations@bell.ca, or via fax at 514-766-5735.

This page (NYSE:BCE) was last updated on 11/28/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff