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How has BCE Inc.:(NYSE:BCE) performed recently?

BCE Inc. (NYSE: BCE) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 42377.31. It is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 20.03, a forward P/E of 17.31 and EPS of 2.43. At a stock price of 48.83 (0.14%) it has a dividend yield of 4.27%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 1.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by 0.20%. The next year growth is going to be about 4.37% and more long-term 4.08% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -0.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 3.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 0.30%.

For performance, BCE Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 2.29%. For the last month performance for BCE Inc. is 0.35%. While the last quarter is 6.83% and half year, 19.84%. Finally for the year, performance is 24.77%.

The 52-week high for BCE Inc., is at -0.16%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 62.52%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.30% and 12.43% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.64%, and for the month it is 0.86%. BCE Inc., has a target price of 46.65.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.27, and for total debt/equity BCE Inc. has 1.63. The gross margin is 76.50%, while operating margin is 22.40%, the profit margin is 12.60%. The current ratio is 0.5 and the quick ratio is 0.4.

Insider ownership is at *TBA, with instituitional ownership at 52.90%. BCE Inc. has a payout ratio of 62.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 869.1. The shares float is 867.11, with the float short at 1.14%, with short ratio coming to 11.64.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see BCE Inc., get 5.70%, with its returns on investment at 11.10%. Return on equity is 21.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 46.65, reached soon?

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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