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Morning Traders Watch: BCE Inc., (BCE)

Friday February 24th 2017: BCE Inc., BCE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Telecom Services РDomestic in the sector of Technology. Based in Canada, BCE Inc., BCE  has a market cap of 41.05 B. Since its IPO date on the 11/15/1982, BCE Inc., BCE performance year to date is 5.18%. Today BCE Inc., BCE has gained -0.51%, with a current price of 45.25.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 52.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 83.00%. Return of assets are at 5.70%, with return on investment at 11.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BCE Inc., BCE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.19. While Total debt/equity is 1.62. With a profit margin of 13.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 69.00%, and operating margin of 23.50%. BCE Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.4, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year BCE Inc., BCE has seen a EPS growth of 11.70%. A performance for the year of -5.27%. The 52-week high is -7.71%, and the 52-week low is 8.18%. The average volume for BCE Inc., BCE is 215812.

With a target price of 46.45, can BCE Inc., BCE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BCE Inc., BCE. BCE Inc. has a P/E of 17.92 and a forward P/E of 16.6. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.05. BCE Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.44 and 3.47 respectively. For P/cash, BCE Inc. has a value of 104.27, while it is 101.87 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 45.25, BCE Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.51%. We see a return on equity of 21.50%.

Looking more long-term BCE Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 3.55%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.59% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 11.70% for this year and for the last five years a 3.00% growth has been seen.

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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