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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: BCE Inc., BCE

BCE Inc., BCE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Telecom Services – Domestic in the sector of Technology. Based in Canada, BCE Inc., BCE  has a market cap of 40356.44. Since its IPO date on the 11/15/1982, BCE Inc., BCE performance year to date is 21.85%. Today BCE Inc., BCE has gained -2.12%, with a current price of 45.47.

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 84.30%. Return of assets are at 5.70%, with return on investment at 11.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BCE Inc., BCE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.27. While Total debt/equity is 1.63. With a profit margin of 12.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 69.30%, and operating margin of 22.40%. BCE Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year BCE Inc., BCE has seen a EPS growth of 0.20%. A performance for the year of 19.01%. The 52-week high is -7.26%, and the 52-week low is 29.40%. The average volume for BCE Inc., BCE is 1294000.

With a target price of 47.69, can BCE Inc., BCE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BCE Inc., BCE. BCE Inc. has a P/E of 18.6 and a forward P/E of 16.05. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.54. BCE Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.42 and 4.1 respectively. For P/cash, BCE Inc. has a value of 84.85, while it is 79.08 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 45.47, BCE Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.57%. We see a return on equity of 21.70%.

Looking more long-term BCE Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.09%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.42% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 0.20% for this year and for the last five years a 1.70% 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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Peter Clarke

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