BCE Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:BCE)

$48.37
+0.32 (+0.67 %)
(As of 09/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$48.09
Now: $48.37
$48.49
50-Day Range
$45.23
MA: $46.95
$48.41
52-Week Range
$38.75
Now: $48.37
$48.84
Volume736,012 shs
Average Volume1.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$43.54 billion
P/E Ratio17.85
Dividend Yield4.96%
Beta0.4
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$18.11 billion
Cash Flow$6.2013 per share
Book Value$14.33 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.26 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees52,790
Market Cap$43.54 billion
Next Earnings Date11/7/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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BCE (NYSE:BCE) Frequently Asked Questions

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, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be given a dividend of $0.601 per share on Tuesday, October 15th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.97%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 13th. This is a boost from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. View BCE's Dividend History.

How will BCE's stock buyback program work?

BCE announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Friday, February 9th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.02. The utilities provider had revenue of $5.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.90 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 19.15% and a net margin of 12.51%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.86 earnings per share. View BCE's Earnings History.

When is BCE's next earnings date?

BCE is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for BCE.

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

BCE updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.65-2.72 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.88. The company issued revenue guidance of $18.0140368-18.3707504 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $18.74 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

10 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for BCE's shares. Their forecasts range from $44.38 to $66.00. On average, they expect BCE's stock price to reach $56.6760 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for BCE.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BCE?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for BCE.

Has BCE been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about BCE stock have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BCE earned a media sentiment score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for BCE.

Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,349,000 shares, an increase of 25.5% from the July 31st total of 3,465,100 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 816,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.3 days. Approximately 0.5% of the company's 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 folowing 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

Who are BCE's major shareholders?

BCE's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include TD Asset Management Inc. (1.98%), Bank of Nova Scotia (1.06%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.05%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.86%), Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. (0.86%) and Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (0.68%).

Which institutional investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto Dominion Bank, BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp, Morgan Stanley, Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. and Intact Investment Management Inc..

Which institutional investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Nova Scotia, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc., Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., APG Asset Management N.V., Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc, MUFG Securities EMEA plc and Vanguard Group Inc..

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 $48.37.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $43.54 billion and generates $18.11 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.26 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.71 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:  352 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  444 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  796
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 9/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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