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NYSE:BCE - BCE Stock Price, Forecast & News

-0.15 (-0.31 %)
(As of 02/23/2020 10:05 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $48.83
50-Day Range
MA: $47.46
52-Week Range
Now: $48.83
Volume2.87 million shs
Average Volume648,220 shs
Market Capitalization$44.14 billion
P/E Ratio19.15
Dividend Yield4.92%
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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$18.06 billion
Cash Flow$6.40 per share
Book Value$14.61 per share


Net Income$2.40 billion


Market Cap$44.14 billion
Next Earnings Date5/7/2020 (Estimated)

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.6267 per share on Wednesday, April 15th. This represents a $2.51 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.13%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 13th. This is a positive change from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.60. View BCE's Dividend History.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) announced its earnings results on Thursday, February, 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.19. The utilities provider earned $6.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.34 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 18.85% and a net margin of 12.84%. The firm's revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.89 EPS. View BCE's Earnings History.

When is BCE's next earnings date?

BCE is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 7th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for BCE.

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

BCE updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.50-3.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.70. The company issued revenue guidance of +1-3% yr/yr to $24.2-24.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $24.44 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for BCE's stock. Their forecasts range from $44.38 to $66.00. On average, they anticipate BCE's stock price to reach $56.68 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 16.1% 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 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for BCE.

Has BCE been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about BCE stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BCE earned a media sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for BCE.

Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,860,000 shares, a drop of 29.0% from the January 15th total of 2,620,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 830,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 days. Currently, 0.2% of the company's stock are sold short. 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FIL Ltd (2.19%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.75%), TD Asset Management Inc. (1.66%), CIBC World Markets Inc. (1.31%), 1832 Asset Management L.P. (1.02%) and Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. (0.92%).

Which institutional investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 1832 Asset Management L.P., FIL Ltd, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Alberta Investment Management Corp, Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. and TD Asset Management Inc..

Which institutional investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc., Franklin Resources Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, First Trust Advisors LP and Crossmark Global Holdings 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 $48.83.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of $44.14 billion and generates $18.06 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $2.40 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.64 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:  373 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  488 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  861
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 2/23/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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