NYSE:BCE

BCE Stock Forecast, Price & News

$50.01
-0.72 (-1.42 %)
(As of 09/20/2021 01:57 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$49.86
$50.52
50-Day Range
$48.52
$52.77
52-Week Range
$39.91
$53.00
Volume46,469 shs
Average Volume1.28 million shs
Market Capitalization$45.31 billion
P/E Ratio20.00
Dividend Yield5.46%
Beta0.45
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About BCE

BCE, Inc. is a telecommunications and media company, which engages in the provision of communication services to residential, business, and wholesale customers. It operates through the following segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment covers integrated digital wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers. The Bell Wireline segment offers data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television, local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to residential, small and medium-sized business, and large enterprise customers. The Bell Media segment includes conventional, specialty and pay television, digital media, radio broadcasting services, and out-of-home advertising services. The company was founded on February 25, 1970 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.

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2.08 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

56th out of 122 stocks

Telephone Communication, Except Radio Industry

13th out of 43 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 4.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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BCE (NYSE:BCE) Frequently Asked Questions

Is BCE a buy right now?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BCE in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" BCE stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than BCE?

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Are investors shorting BCE?

BCE saw a drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,960,000 shares, a drop of 33.7% from the August 15th total of 5,970,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,110,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 0.4% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is BCE's next earnings date?

BCE is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 4th 2021.
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How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 5th. The utilities provider reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.05. The utilities provider had revenue of $4.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.68 billion. BCE had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.79% and a net margin of 12.88%.
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How has BCE's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

BCE's stock was trading at $42.16 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, BCE shares have increased by 18.5% and is now trading at $49.95.
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How often does BCE pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BCE?

BCE announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.7011 per share on Friday, October 15th. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 14th.
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Is BCE a good dividend stock?

BCE pays an annual dividend of $2.77 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.46%. BCE has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio of BCE is 123.11%. 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 103.36% in the coming year. This indicates that BCE may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What guidance has BCE issued on next quarter's earnings?

BCE issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, September, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.482-$2.605 for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $19.00 billion-$19.55 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BCE?

9 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for BCE's shares. Their forecasts range from $57.00 to $70.00. On average, they expect BCE's stock price to reach $62.72 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.6% from the stock's current price.
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Who are BCE's key executives?

BCE's management team includes the following people:
  • Mirko Bibic, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Glen LeBlanc, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Stephen Howe, Chief Technology Officer
  • Michael Cole, Chief Information Officer
  • Robert Malcolmson, Executive VP, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer

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

84 employees have rated BCE CEO Mirko Bibic on Glassdoor.com. Mirko Bibic has an approval rating of 87% among BCE's employees.

Who are some of BCE's key competitors?

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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (3.32%), Bank of Nova Scotia (1.75%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.33%), Deutsche Bank AG (1.27%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.22%) and 1832 Asset Management L.P. (1.21%).

Which institutional investors are selling BCE stock?

BCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Bank of Montreal Can, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Addenda Capital Inc., Public Sector Pension Investment Board, and APG Asset Management N.V..

Which institutional investors are buying BCE stock?

BCE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sei Investments Co., Lincluden Management Ltd., Bank of Nova Scotia, Amundi, Toronto Dominion Bank, Mackenzie Financial Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., and 1832 Asset Management L.P..

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 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 $49.95.

How much money does BCE make?

BCE has a market capitalization of $45.25 billion and generates $17.08 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.97 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.25 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does BCE have?

BCE employs 50,704 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, 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.

When was BCE founded?

BCE was founded in 1880.

What is BCE's official website?

The official website for BCE is www.bce.ca.

Where are BCE's headquarters?

How can I contact BCE?

BCE's mailing address is 1 carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell Building A 7th Floor, Verdun A8, H3E 3B3. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (888) 932-6666 or via email at [email protected].


This page was last updated on 9/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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