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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 41241.9. It is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 19.65, a forward P/E of 16.88 and EPS of 2.42. At a stock price of 47.91 (0.78%) it has a dividend yield of 4.44%.

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 5.39% and more long-term 3.89% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 28.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 3.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 0.60%.

For performance, BCE Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.81%. For the last month performance for BCE Inc. is 2.77%. While the last quarter is 2.60% and half year, 22.64%. Finally for the year, performance is 21.50%.

The 52-week high for BCE Inc., is at -1.86%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 59.46%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.43% and 11.08% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.86%, and for the month it is 1.09%. BCE Inc., has a target price of 45.57.

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 22.30%, the profit margin is 12.50%. 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 83.20%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 867.52. The shares float is 867.11, with the float short at 1.15%, with short ratio coming to 11.52.

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 45.57, 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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