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

C$61.72 0.23 (0.37 %)
(As of 11/17/2017 12:23 PM ET)
Previous CloseC$61.72
Today's RangeC$61.78 - C$61.52
52-Week RangeC$56.92 - C$63.00
Volume669,100 shs
Average Volume1.36 million shs
Market CapitalizationC$55.41 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield4.67%
BetaN/A

About BCE (TSE: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:
  • Industry: Wireless Communications
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Sector: Technology
  • Symbol: TSE:BCE
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.bce.ca
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: C$2.84
  • Dividend Yield: 4.7%
Profitability:
  • Trailing EPS: C$3.23
  • Net Margins: 14.39%
  • Return on Equity: 20.55%
  • Return on Assets: 6.00%
Misc:
  • Outstanding Shares: 900,400,000
 

Frequently Asked Questions for BCE (TSE:BCE)

What is BCE's stock symbol?

BCE trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) 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, November 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of 0.717 per share on Monday, January 15th. This represents a $2.87 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.65%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. View BCE's Dividend History.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE Inc. (TSE:BCE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.01. The firm earned $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.62 billion. BCE had a net margin of 14.39% and a return on equity of 20.55%. View BCE's Earnings History.

When will BCE make its next earnings announcement?

BCE is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for BCE.

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 forecasts range from C$58.00 to C$68.00. On average, they expect BCE's share price to reach C$62.85 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for BCE.

Who are some of BCE's key competitors?

Who are BCE's key executives?

BCE's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Gordon Melbourne Nixon, Chairman of the Board (Age 60)
  • George Alexander Cope, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director (Age 55)
  • Glen LeBlanc, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President (Age 45)
  • Charles W. Brown, President – The Source of Bell Canada
  • Rizwan Jamal, President - Bell Residential Services of Bell Canada
  • Blaik Kirby, President - Bell Mobility of Bell Canada
  • Randy Lennox, President - Bell Media of Bell Canada
  • Thomas Little, President – Bell Business Markets of Bell Canada
  • Wade Oosterman, Group President of BCE and Bell Canada (Age 56)
  • Martine Turcotte, Vice Chairman, Quebec of the Company and Bell Canada (Age 56)

How do I buy BCE stock?

Shares of BCE and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Brokers that permit trading on the TSX include Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, PennTrade and Charles Schwab.

What is BCE's stock price today?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$61.72.

How big of a company is BCE?

BCE has a market capitalization of C$55.41 billion.

How can I contact BCE?

BCE's mailing address is Tour A-7, 1 Carref Alexander-Graham-Bell, VERDUN, QC H3E 3B3, Canada. The company can be reached via phone at +1-514-7868424.


MarketBeat Community Rating for BCE (TSE BCE)

Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  189 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  363 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  552
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BCE and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts' Consensus Rating for BCE (TSE:BCE)

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings, 0 Strong Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.63)
Consensus Price Target: C$62.85

Consensus Price Target History for BCE (TSE:BCE)

Price Target History for BCE (TSE:BCE)

Analysts' Ratings History for BCE (TSE:BCE)

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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
11/6/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetC$65.00 -> C$68.00View Rating Details
11/2/2017National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetSector Perform -> OutperformC$61.00 -> C$64.00View Rating Details
11/3/2017ScotiabankBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$60.00 -> C$61.00View Rating Details
11/3/2017DesjardinsBoost Price TargetC$65.00 -> C$66.00View Rating Details
11/3/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetC$64.00 -> C$65.00View Rating Details
11/3/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$61.00 -> C$62.00View Rating Details
11/3/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetC$65.00 -> C$66.00View Rating Details
9/25/2017TD SecuritiesLower Price TargetHoldC$59.00 -> C$58.00View Rating Details
5/17/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetC$61.00 -> C$62.00View Rating Details
3/20/2017CIBCBoost Price TargetC$59.00 -> C$60.00View Rating Details
2/3/2017Canaccord GenuityLower Price TargetC$64.00 -> C$60.00View Rating Details
2/1/2017The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.Lower Price TargetC$67.00 -> C$65.00View Rating Details
12/7/2016Bank of America CorporationLower Price TargetC$64.00 -> C$60.00View Rating Details
9/15/2016GabelliReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/5/2016CSFBBoost Price TargetC$56.00 -> C$58.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetC$62.00 -> C$65.00View Rating Details
1/5/2016Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageC$55.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 11/18/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History and Estimates Chart for BCE (TSE:BCE)

Earnings by Quarter for BCE (TSE:BCE)

Earnings History by Quarter for BCE (TSE BCE)

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/1/2018        
8/3/2017Q2 17C$0.87C$0.88C$5.62 billionC$5.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014C$0.84C$0.82C$5.20 billionC$5.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014C$0.76C$0.81C$5.12 billionC$5.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for BCE (TSE:BCE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.36
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.83$0.90$0.86
Q2 20173$0.86$0.87$0.87
Q3 20173$0.83$0.86$0.85
Q4 20172$0.76$0.81$0.79
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for BCE (TSE:BCE)

Next Dividend:1/15/2018
Annual Dividend:$2.84
Dividend Yield:4.59%
Payout Ratio:87.77% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for BCE (TSE:BCE)

Dividend History by Quarter for BCE (TSE BCE)

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
11/2/2017Quarterly$0.7212/14/201712/15/20171/15/2018
8/3/2017quarterly$0.724.81%9/14/20179/15/201710/15/2017
6/13/2017Quarterly$0.724.72%6/13/20177/15/20177/15/2017
2/2/2017quarterly$0.724.96%3/13/20173/15/20174/15/2017
11/3/2016quarterly$0.684.67%12/13/201612/15/20161/15/2017
8/4/2016quarterly$0.684.39%9/13/20169/15/201610/15/2016
4/28/2016quarterly$0.684.5%6/13/20166/15/20167/15/2016
3/11/2016Quarterly$0.684.69%3/11/20164/15/20164/15/2016
2/4/2016quarterly$0.684/15/20163/15/2016
12/11/2015Quarterly$0.654.55%12/11/20151/15/20161/15/2016
8/6/2015quarterly$0.654.85%9/11/20159/15/201510/15/2015
6/11/2015Quarterly$0.654.76%6/11/20157/15/20157/15/2015
3/12/2015Quarterly$0.654.77%3/12/20154/15/20154/15/2015
11/6/2014quarterly$0.624.67%12/11/201412/15/20141/15/2015
8/7/2014quarterly$0.625.05%9/11/20149/15/201410/15/2014
6/12/2014Quarterly$0.624.91%6/12/20147/15/20147/15/2014
2/6/2014quarterly$0.625.12%3/12/20143/14/20144/15/2014
12/12/2013Quarterly$0.585.03%12/12/20131/15/20141/15/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for BCE (TSE BCE)

Insider Trades by Quarter for BCE (TSE:BCE)

Insider Trades by Quarter for BCE (TSE BCE)

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/18/2017Katherine M LeeDirectorBuy2,000C$58.91C$117,820.00
8/17/2017Blaik KirbyInsiderSell6,498C$59.30C$385,331.40
4/28/2017John WatsonDirectorSell81,807C$61.90C$5,063,853.30
3/22/2017Duc Bernard LeInsiderSell63,746C$58.26C$3,713,841.96
3/2/2017Charles BrownDirectorSell81,807C$57.99C$4,743,987.93
3/1/2017Katherine M LeeDirectorBuy1,000C$57.57C$57,570.00
2/16/2017Thomas (Tom) LittleDirectorSell10,523C$58.56C$616,226.88
2/14/2017George CopeDirectorSell16,488C$58.14C$958,612.32
3/17/2016Wade OostermanDirectorSell117,608C$58.86C$6,922,406.88
2/18/2016Charles BrownDirectorSell84,006C$58.55C$4,918,551.30
2/17/2016John WatsonDirectorSell84,006C$57.82C$4,857,226.92
2/16/2016Martine TurcotteInsiderSell1,903C$57.70C$109,803.10
2/16/2016Mary Ann TurckeDirectorSell3,790C$57.70C$218,683.00
2/12/2016Robert Ellis BrownDirectorBuy3,000C$57.36C$172,080.00
6/26/2015Mirko BibicDirectorSell20,227C$54.44C$1,101,157.88
2/25/2015Thomas (Tom) LittleDirectorSell75,850C$54.75C$4,152,529.61
2/12/2015John WatsonDirectorSell9,302C$55.22C$513,656.44
2/12/2015Siim A VanaseljaInsiderSell9,222C$55.22C$509,238.84
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for BCE (TSE:BCE)

Latest Headlines for BCE (TSE BCE)

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DateHeadline
BCE (BCE) Stock Raised to Strong Buy - Investorplace.comBCE (BCE) Stock Raised to Strong Buy - Investorplace.com
www.investorplace.com - November 17 at 9:06 PM
BCE reports results of Series Y and Z Preferred Share conversionsBCE reports results of Series Y and Z Preferred Share conversions
finance.yahoo.com - November 17 at 9:06 PM
Could BCE Inc. Hit $70? - The Motley Fool CanadaCould BCE Inc. Hit $70? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - November 16 at 11:50 AM
Buy-and-Hold RRSP Investors: 2 Dividend Stocks That Wont Keep You Up at Night - The Motley Fool CanadaBuy-and-Hold RRSP Investors: 2 Dividend Stocks That Won't Keep You Up at Night - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - November 11 at 4:16 PM
BCE (BCE) Raised to Strong Buy from a Buy - Investorplace.comBCE (BCE) Raised to Strong Buy from a Buy - Investorplace.com
investorplace.com - November 11 at 10:09 AM
FY2018 EPS Estimates for BCE Inc. Raised by National Bank Financial (BCE)FY2018 EPS Estimates for BCE Inc. Raised by National Bank Financial (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 10 at 5:10 PM
CTV Unveils Final 10 Aspiring Artists Selected to Appear on CTVs New Original Music Series and International TV Format, THE LAUNCHCTV Unveils Final 10 Aspiring Artists Selected to Appear on CTV's New Original Music Series and International TV Format, THE LAUNCH
finance.yahoo.com - November 9 at 5:31 PM
Bell joins all Canadians in honouring those who serve our countryBell joins all Canadians in honouring those who serve our country
finance.yahoo.com - November 9 at 5:31 PM
Bell, Huawei and BeWhere bring new Internet of Things solution to Ontario wineryBell, Huawei and BeWhere bring new Internet of Things solution to Ontario winery
finance.yahoo.com - November 9 at 5:31 PM
Top TSX Utilities Dividend Picks For The DayTop TSX Utilities Dividend Picks For The Day
finance.yahoo.com - November 8 at 6:58 PM
ETFs with exposure to BCE, Inc. : November 7, 2017ETFs with exposure to BCE, Inc. : November 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 7 at 6:46 PM
BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target Raised to C$68.00 at J P Morgan Chase & CoBCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target Raised to C$68.00 at J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 6 at 9:00 PM
BCE, Inc. :BCE-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 6, 2017BCE, Inc. :BCE-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 6 at 5:29 PM
FY2019 Earnings Forecast for BCE Inc. (BCE) Issued By National Bank FinancialFY2019 Earnings Forecast for BCE Inc. (BCE) Issued By National Bank Financial
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 6 at 2:20 PM
Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for BCE Inc.s FY2018 Earnings (BCE)Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for BCE Inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 6 at 12:52 PM
Barclays PLC Raises BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target to C$65.00Barclays PLC Raises BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target to C$65.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 4 at 10:12 PM
National Bank Financial Raises BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target to C$64.00National Bank Financial Raises BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target to C$64.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 4 at 10:12 PM
BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target Raised to C$66.00 at Citigroup Inc.BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target Raised to C$66.00 at Citigroup Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 4 at 10:12 PM
Royal Bank Of Canada Increases BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target to C$62.00Royal Bank Of Canada Increases BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target to C$62.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 4 at 10:12 PM
BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target Raised to C$61.00 at ScotiabankBCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target Raised to C$61.00 at Scotiabank
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 4 at 9:28 PM
BCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target Raised to C$66.00 at DesjardinsBCE Inc. (BCE) Price Target Raised to C$66.00 at Desjardins
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 4 at 9:28 PM
BCE tops profit forecast as mobile subscriber numbers riseBCE tops profit forecast as mobile subscriber numbers rise
www.theglobeandmail.com - November 4 at 6:07 PM
Canadian BCEs profit beats estimates on wireless additionsCanadian BCE's profit beats estimates on wireless additions
www.reuters.com - November 4 at 6:06 PM
BCE Inc. (BCE) Upgraded to "Outperfrom Under Weight" at National Bank FinancialBCE Inc. (BCE) Upgraded to "Outperfrom Under Weight" at National Bank Financial
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 4 at 12:53 PM
BCE (BCE) a Buy on Healthy Earnings Visibility - Investorplace.comBCE (BCE) a Buy on Healthy Earnings Visibility - Investorplace.com
investorplace.com - November 4 at 3:02 AM
Is It Time To Sell BCE Inc (TSX:BCE)?Is It Time To Sell BCE Inc (TSX:BCE)?
finance.yahoo.com - November 3 at 10:02 PM
BCE Inc. (BCE) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.72BCE Inc. (BCE) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.72
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 3 at 12:54 PM
Why BCE Inc. Is up Over 1% - The Motley Fool CanadaWhy BCE Inc. Is up Over 1% - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - November 3 at 8:52 AM
Edited Transcript of BCE.TO earnings conference call or presentation 2-Nov-17 12:00pm GMTEdited Transcript of BCE.TO earnings conference call or presentation 2-Nov-17 12:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 10:05 PM
CANADA STOCKS-TSX five-day winning streak clipped as resource shares fallCANADA STOCKS-TSX five-day winning streak clipped as resource shares fall
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 10:05 PM
UPDATE 1-Canadian BCEs profit beats estimates on wireless additions - ReutersUPDATE 1-Canadian BCE's profit beats estimates on wireless additions - Reuters
www.reuters.com - November 2 at 5:02 PM
BCE Inc.s Q3 Subscriber Growth Negated by Rising Costs - The Motley Fool CanadaBCE Inc.'s Q3 Subscriber Growth Negated by Rising Costs - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - November 2 at 5:02 PM
BCE reports third quarter 2017 resultsBCE reports third quarter 2017 results
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 5:02 PM
Canadian BCEs profit rises as it adds more wireless subscribersCanadian BCE's profit rises as it adds more wireless subscribers
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 5:02 PM
BCE tops 3Q profit forecastsBCE tops 3Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 5:02 PM
Canadas BCE beats profit estimates on higher wireless subscriptionsCanada's BCE beats profit estimates on higher wireless subscriptions
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 5:02 PM
CANADA STOCKS-TSX dips off record highs, with earnings in focusCANADA STOCKS-TSX dips off record highs, with earnings in focus
finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 5:02 PM
These stocks are set to see big moves ThursdayThese stocks are set to see big moves Thursday
www.theglobeandmail.com - November 2 at 3:06 AM
Rogers Communications Inc. vs. BCE Inc.: Which Is the Better Stock?Rogers Communications Inc. vs. BCE Inc.: Which Is the Better Stock?
www.fool.ca - October 31 at 5:35 PM
Rogers Communications Inc. vs. BCE Inc.: Which Is the Better Stock?Rogers Communications Inc. vs. BCE Inc.: Which Is the Better Stock?
www.fool.ca - October 31 at 5:35 PM
Research Initiated on Communication Services Stocks, Shaw Communications, BCE Inc, TELUS, and Rogers CommunicationsResearch Initiated on Communication Services Stocks, Shaw Communications, BCE Inc, TELUS, and Rogers Communications
finance.yahoo.com - October 30 at 5:28 PM
BCE Inc.: A Wide Moat and a Great Dividend Make This a Buy - The Motley Fool CanadaBCE Inc.: A Wide Moat and a Great Dividend Make This a Buy - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - October 28 at 9:50 PM
BCE Inc. (BCE) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from AnalystsBCE Inc. (BCE) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 26 at 11:56 PM
Shaw strikes deal to sell iPhone in bid to compete with larger rivals - The Globe and MailShaw strikes deal to sell iPhone in bid to compete with larger rivals - The Globe and Mail
www.theglobeandmail.com - October 26 at 9:39 PM
BCE Inc. to Post FY2018 Earnings of $3.55 Per Share, National Bank Financial Forecasts (BCE)BCE Inc. to Post FY2018 Earnings of $3.55 Per Share, National Bank Financial Forecasts (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 26 at 2:32 PM
BCE Inc. (BCE) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on ThursdayBCE Inc. (BCE) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 26 at 5:00 AM
Dividend Select 15 Corp.: Shareholders Approve ExtensionDividend Select 15 Corp.: Shareholders Approve Extension
www.marketwatch.com - October 25 at 5:48 PM
BCE Inc. (BCE) Expected to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.86 Per ShareBCE Inc. (BCE) Expected to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.86 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 25 at 7:12 AM
BCE Inc. (BCE) Forecasted to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.83 Per ShareBCE Inc. (BCE) Forecasted to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.83 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 25 at 7:12 AM
Quant Score Makes BCE (BCE) a Buy - Investorplace.comQuant Score Makes BCE (BCE) a Buy - Investorplace.com
investorplace.com - October 22 at 2:07 AM

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