BCE Company Profile (NYSE:BCE)

About BCE (NYSE:BCE)

BCE logoBCE 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: Telecom Services - Domestic
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:BCE
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.bce.ca
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $40.62 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 899,531,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $45.19
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $44.15
  • 52 Week Range: $41.83 - $49.03
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.70
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.11
  • P/E Growth: 8.89
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $16.03 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.53
  • Book Value: $12.14 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.72
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $2.03
  • Dividend Yield: 4.8%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $6.02 billion
  • Net Margins: 13.73%
  • Return on Equity: 23.11%
  • Return on Assets: 6.15%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.20%
  • Current Ratio: 0.48%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.44%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.11 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.38
  • Short Ratio: 6.61
 

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.5316 per share on Saturday, July 15th. This represents a $2.13 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. View BCE's Dividend History.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $5.38 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.37 billion. BCE had a net margin of 13.73% and a return on equity of 23.11%. The company's revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.85 EPS. View BCE's Earnings History.

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

BCE updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.43. The company issued revenue guidance of +4-6% (Prior +1-2%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $22.72 billion.

Where is BCE's stock going? Where will BCE's stock price be in 2017?

8 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for BCE's shares. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $66.00. On average, they expect BCE's share price to reach $60.38 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for BCE.

Who are some of BCE's key competitors?

Who owns BCE stock?

BCE's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include TD Asset Management Inc. (2.05%), Wellington Management Group LLP (1.47%), FMR LLC (1.36%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.84%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.76%) and Bank of America Corp DE (0.71%). 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 Morgan Stanley, TD Asset Management Inc., AGF Investments Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corp, Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc., Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Swiss National Bank and Stifel Financial Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for BCE.

Who bought BCE stock? Who is buying BCE stock?

BCE's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schroder Investment Management Group, Bank of America Corp DE, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Global Financial Private Capital LLC, Thomaspartners Inc., Sentry Investments Corp. and Vanguard Group Inc.. 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.

How much does a share of BCE stock cost?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.16.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BCE (NYSE:BCE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.63)
Consensus Price Target: $60.38 (33.69% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/16/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetHold$60.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017Citigroup IncUpgradeNeutral -> BuyLowView Rating Details
3/21/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageOverweight -> Overweight$47.00LowView Rating Details
2/3/2017DesjardinsUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform -> Sector Perform$61.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetHold$58.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
4/22/2016ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector Perform$59.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
12/17/2015Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightN/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Goldman Sachs Group IncInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingSector Perform$43.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2015MacquarieDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
9/2/2015TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Earnings by Quarter for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Earnings History by Quarter for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/26/20173/31/2017$0.65$0.66$5.37 billion$5.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$0.59$0.57$4.30 billion$5.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.69$0.70$4.03 billion$5.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.91$0.94$4.10 billion$5.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.84$0.85$5.33 billion$5.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.72$0.72$5.63 billion$5.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.65$0.72$5.30 billion$5.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.67$0.71$5.31 billion$5.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.63$0.70$5.23 billion$5.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.59$0.58$5.44 billion$5.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.77$0.83$5.14 billion$5.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.77$0.75$5.20 billion$4.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.76$0.81$5.12 billion$5.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.70$0.70$5.41 billion$5.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.77$0.75$5.16 billion$5.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q213$0.76$0.77$4.98 billion$5.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q113$0.71$0.77$4.97 billion$4.92 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2013$0.66$0.65$5.17 billion$5.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012$0.78$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.82$1.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.76$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.68$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$0.74$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.79$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2011$0.70$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2011$0.60$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.61
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.63$0.68$0.65
Q2 20172$0.66$0.73$0.70
Q3 20172$0.63$0.71$0.67
Q4 20172$0.56$0.62$0.59
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Next Dividend:7/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.03
Dividend Yield:4.50%
Dividend Growth:-3.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:81.53% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
80.88% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
76.89% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for BCE (NYSE:BCE)

Dividend History by Quarter for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/27/2017quarterly$0.534.66%6/13/20176/15/20177/15/2017
2/3/2017quarterly$0.554.97%3/13/20173/15/20174/15/2017
11/4/2016quarterly$0.514.61%12/13/201612/15/20161/15/2017
8/5/2016quarterly$0.524.36%9/13/20169/15/201610/15/2016
4/29/2016quarterly$0.544.59%6/13/20166/15/20167/15/2016
2/5/2016quarterly$0.494.67%3/11/20163/15/20164/15/2016
11/6/2015quarterly$0.504.65%12/11/201512/15/20151/15/2016
8/11/2015quarterly$0.494.83%9/11/20159/15/201510/15/2015
5/1/2015quarterly$0.544.85%6/11/20156/15/20157/15/2015
2/6/2015quarterly$0.524.57%3/12/20153/16/20154/15/2015
11/7/2014quarterly$0.544.83%12/11/201412/15/20141/15/2015
8/8/2014quarterly$0.575.15%9/11/20149/15/201410/15/2014
5/6/2014quarterly$0.565.05%6/12/20146/16/20147/15/2014
2/7/2014quarterly$0.565.27%3/12/20143/14/20144/15/2014
11/7/2013$0.5612/12/201312/16/20131/15/2014
11/8/2013quarterly$0.565.05%12/12/201312/16/20131/15/2014
8/9/2013quarterly$0.565.54%9/12/20139/16/201310/15/2013
5/10/2013quarterly$0.584.89%6/12/20136/14/20137/15/2013
2/8/2013quarterly$0.585.28%3/13/20133/15/20134/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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Headlines

Headline Trends for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Latest Headlines for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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finance.yahoo.com logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for May 23rd
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 10:58 AM
nasdaq.com logoBCE's Preferred Shares, Series AK Crosses Above 4.5% Yield Territory
www.nasdaq.com - May 19 at 9:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BCE-US : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 11:49 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Given a $60.00 Price Target by Canaccord Genuity Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 6:32 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoNot even the crisis or oil shock ‘spooked’ loonie investors like this
www.theglobeandmail.com - May 16 at 8:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCanada's Bell says it ignored hackers payment demands, some info leaked
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 8:57 PM
baystreet.ca logoStocks Start Day Positive
www.baystreet.ca - May 16 at 12:20 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoBell apologizes to customers after data breach hits 1.9 million e-mail addresses
www.theglobeandmail.com - May 16 at 12:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBell Canada statement about illegal access of customer information
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 12:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCanadian telecom company BCE says customer database hacked
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 12:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCanadian privacy chief says he is reviewing Bell hack
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 12:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 4:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to BCE, Inc. : May 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 4:25 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Unlikely to Affect BCE (BCE) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 11:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDesjardins Comments on BCE Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 9:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect BCE (BCE) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 2:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) to Post FY2017 Earnings of $2.50 Per Share, National Bank Financial Forecasts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 5:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDesjardins Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for BCE Inc. (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 5:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCormark Weighs in on BCE Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 5:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to BCE, Inc. : April 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 4:49 PM
fool.ca logoBCE Inc. is Still the Forever Stock Your Portfolio Needs
www.fool.ca - April 28 at 2:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Declares $0.53 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 9:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 6:03 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Surpasses Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 4:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. :BCE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : April 27, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 4:17 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoBCE reports wireless strength as IPTV, Internet subscribers slow
www.theglobeandmail.com - April 27 at 2:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE (BCE) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 7:14 PM
seekingalpha.com logoBCE Inc. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - April 26 at 4:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE announces election of Directors
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 4:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 10:10 AM
fool.ca logoYoung Investors: Should You Put Enbridge Inc. or BCE Inc. in Your RRSP?
www.fool.ca - April 25 at 12:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTSN and Everest Announce the Everest Curling Challenge, a New World-Class Curling Event in August, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 12:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. Forecasted to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.63 Per Share (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 7:35 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE (BCE) Receives Media Impact Score of -0.22
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 11:02 AM
nasdaq.com logoBCE's Preferred Shares, Series AA Crosses Above 5% Yield Territory
www.nasdaq.com - April 21 at 8:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWould a T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Make Life Easier for Verizon? Yes and No
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 3:54 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoCRTC rules music streaming services cannot be exempt from data plans
www.theglobeandmail.com - April 20 at 8:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE (BCE) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 8:22 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoNew Rogers CEO Joe Natale plans to ‘obsess’ over customer service
www.theglobeandmail.com - April 19 at 9:10 PM
nasdaq.com logoBCE's Series AF Preferred Shares Cross 4.5% Yield Mark
www.nasdaq.com - April 18 at 3:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 4:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE (BCE) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 2:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoRoyal Bank of Canada Lowers BCE Inc. (BCE) to Sector Perform
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 4:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoRoyal Bank of Canada Reiterates "Sector Perform" Rating for BCE Inc. (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 4:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE (BCE) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.32
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 5:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBell Media Mourns the Death of Long-Time Production Partner Guy O'Sullivan
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 3:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. : BCE-US: Dividend Analysis : March 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:23 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE Inc. (BCE) Upgraded by Citigroup Inc to Buy
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 8:28 PM
bizjournals.com logoBayou City Raises Approximately $1.0 Billion in Two Years for E&P Investments; Closes Second Fund at $310 Million Hard Cap
www.bizjournals.com - April 3 at 4:13 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in BCE Inc. (BCE) Declines By 33.3%
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 7:23 AM

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