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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 40782.46. It is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 18.79, a forward P/E of 16.22 and EPS of 2.45. At a stock price of 45.95 (0.81%) it has a dividend yield of 4.53%.

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 4.42% and more long-term 4.09% 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 -2.65%. For the last month performance for BCE Inc. is -4.07%. While the last quarter is 1.70% and half year, 4.03%. Finally for the year, performance is 17.73%.

The 52-week high for BCE Inc., is at -5.23%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 32.24%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.66% and 5.40% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.52%, and for the month it is 1.19%. BCE Inc., has a target price of 47.69.

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 69.30%, 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 84.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 887.54. The shares float is 867.11, with the float short at 1.12%, with short ratio coming to 12.52.

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 47.69, 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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