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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE)?

The company in question is, BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) currently with a stock price of 47.83 (-0.21% today). The market cap for BCE Inc. is 41935.4, and is in the sector Technology, and Telecom Services РDomestic industry. The target price for BCE Inc. is 46.06. Currently BCE Inc. is trading with a P/E of 19.52, and a forward P/E of 16.76. Average volume for BCE Inc. is 868.93 and so far today it is 290708.

Performance in the last year for BCE Inc. has been 23.97%. For EPS growth, BCE Inc. has seen a growth of 0.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.46%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 1.70% over the last five years and could be 3.95% for the next five years. BCE Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 28.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.64%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.31%.

Since the IPO date for BCE Inc. on the 11/15/1982, BCE Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 27.01%. With BCE Inc. trading at 47.83, the dividend yield is 4.42%, and the EPS is 2.46.

So could BCE Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.52. The PEG is 4.94, P/S is 2.51 and the P/B is at 4.28. The P/cash is 127.77, with P/free cash flow at 78.11.

BCE Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.27, and total debt/equity at 1.63.

In terms of margins, BCE Inc. has a gross margin of 69.30%, an operating margin of 22.30% and a profit margin of 12.50%.Payout ratio for BCE Inc. is 83.20%. Return on assets come to 5.70% with return on investment coming to 11.10%.

Insider ownership for BCE Inc., is at *TBA and institutional ownership comes to 52.90%. Outstanding shares are at 874.93. While shares float is 867.11. The float short is currently 1.15%, and short ratio is 11.49.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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