S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
The former chairman of the state-owned Bank of Beijing is being investigated for alleged corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Stock market today: Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, as investors await China political meeting
China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage property market as annual congress convenes
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
OPEC+ production cuts deepen with extensions from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil giants
Arkhouse and Brigade up Macy's takeover offer to $6.6 billion following rejection of previous deal
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
The former chairman of the state-owned Bank of Beijing is being investigated for alleged corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Stock market today: Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, as investors await China political meeting
China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage property market as annual congress convenes
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
OPEC+ production cuts deepen with extensions from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil giants
Arkhouse and Brigade up Macy's takeover offer to $6.6 billion following rejection of previous deal
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
The former chairman of the state-owned Bank of Beijing is being investigated for alleged corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Stock market today: Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, as investors await China political meeting
China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage property market as annual congress convenes
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
OPEC+ production cuts deepen with extensions from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil giants
Arkhouse and Brigade up Macy's takeover offer to $6.6 billion following rejection of previous deal
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
The former chairman of the state-owned Bank of Beijing is being investigated for alleged corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Stock market today: Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, as investors await China political meeting
China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage property market as annual congress convenes
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
OPEC+ production cuts deepen with extensions from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil giants
Arkhouse and Brigade up Macy's takeover offer to $6.6 billion following rejection of previous deal

BCE (BCE) Competitors

C$50.15
-0.21 (-0.42%)
(As of 03/1/2024 08:53 PM ET)

BCE vs. T, CCA, CGO, TGO, CGX, WILD, BRAG, Y, FORA, and EAGR

Should you be buying BCE stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of BCE include TELUS (T), Cogeco Communications (CCA), Cogeco (CGO), TeraGo (TGO), Cineplex (CGX), WildBrain (WILD), Bragg Gaming Group (BRAG), Yellow Pages (Y), VerticalScope (FORA), and East Side Games Group (EAGR). These companies are all part of the "communication services" sector.

BCE vs.

TELUS (TSE:T) and BCE (TSE:BCE) are both large-cap communication services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, media sentiment, earnings and community ranking.

TELUS pays an annual dividend of C$1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. BCE pays an annual dividend of C$3.99 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.0%. TELUS pays out 258.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. BCE pays out 175.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. BCE is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

56.6% of TELUS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.7% of BCE shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of TELUS shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of BCE shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

BCE has higher revenue and earnings than TELUS. BCE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TELUS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TELUSC$20B1.76C$841MC$0.5841.09
BCEC$24.67B1.85C$2.08BC$2.2822.00

In the previous week, TELUS and TELUS both had 7 articles in the media. TELUS's average media sentiment score of 0.41 beat BCE's score of -0.08 indicating that BCE is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
TELUS
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
BCE
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

TELUS has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BCE has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.

TELUS presently has a consensus target price of C$27.57, indicating a potential upside of 15.70%. BCE has a consensus target price of C$55.81, indicating a potential upside of 11.28%. Given BCE's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe TELUS is more favorable than BCE.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TELUS
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.70
BCE
0 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.30

TELUS received 143 more outperform votes than BCE when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.21% of users gave TELUS an outperform vote while only 49.59% of users gave BCE an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
TELUSOutperform Votes
567
64.21%
Underperform Votes
316
35.79%
BCEOutperform Votes
424
49.59%
Underperform Votes
431
50.41%

BCE has a net margin of 9.17% compared to BCE's net margin of 4.20%. TELUS's return on equity of 10.81% beat BCE's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TELUS4.20% 4.96% 3.42%
BCE 9.17%10.81%4.96%

Summary

BCE beats TELUS on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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BCE vs. The Competition

MetricBCETelecom Services IndustryCommunication SectorTSE Exchange
Market CapC$45.75BC$9.81BC$2.88BC$5.17B
Dividend Yield7.79%9.34%6.33%5.66%
P/E Ratio22.0069.10368.1623.21
Price / Sales1.8535.02117.111,308.94
Price / Cash79.1730.1315.6179.26
Price / Book2.762.453.412.76
Net IncomeC$2.08BC$935.26MC$204.82MC$292.12M
7 Day Performance-1.20%2.00%1.38%1.78%
1 Month Performance-5.79%1.42%0.98%3.20%
1 Year Performance-17.11%-3.08%-8.08%3.06%

BCE Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
T
TELUS
2.279 of 5 stars
C$23.97
+0.5%
C$27.57
+15.0%
-12.7%C$35.48BC$20B41.33106,400Analyst Revision
CCA
Cogeco Communications
3.3175 of 5 stars
C$60.30
+2.0%
C$71.72
+18.9%
-8.8%C$1.82BC$2.97B7.253,854News Coverage
Positive News
CGO
Cogeco
1.7059 of 5 stars
C$57.56
+1.1%
C$75.00
+30.3%
-1.4%C$462.78MC$3.07B14.214,400Positive News
TGO
TeraGo
0.0959 of 5 stars
C$1.18
-6.3%
C$3.80
+222.0%
-63.4%C$23.35MC$25.85M-2.00100Upcoming Earnings
Gap Up
CGX
Cineplex
3.5582 of 5 stars
C$7.96
-0.7%
C$12.67
+59.1%
-4.9%C$506.89MC$1.39B4.4210,000
WILD
WildBrain
1.1154 of 5 stars
C$1.08
-2.7%
C$2.17
+100.6%
-53.1%C$222.34MC$497.53M-5.68613Positive News
BRAG
Bragg Gaming Group
0 of 5 stars
C$7.21
-4.0%
N/A+42.3%C$163.88MC$93.84M-27.73457
Y
Yellow Pages
1.67 of 5 stars
C$10.29
+1.4%
C$12.00
+16.6%
-27.3%C$141.49MC$239.43M3.88627High Trading Volume
FORA
VerticalScope
1.3485 of 5 stars
C$4.24
+3.2%
C$8.04
+89.5%
-35.9%C$77.97MC$62.14M-9.86210Upcoming Earnings
EAGR
East Side Games Group
0 of 5 stars
C$0.57
+7.5%
C$2.39
+318.9%
-38.8%C$46.48MC$92.32M3.56115High Trading Volume

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This page (TSE:BCE) was last updated on 3/4/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff