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Is BCE Inc.(NYSE: BCE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BCE Inc. (NYSE: BCE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/15/1982. BCE Inc. is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and Technology sector. Average volume for BCE Inc., is 866.9, and so far today it has a volume of 314465. Performance year to date since the 11/15/1982 is 26.88%.

To help you determine whether BCE Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.5 and forward P/E is 16.74. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BCE Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.93. P/S ratio is 2.51 and the P/B ratio is 4.28. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 127.64 and 78.03 respectively.

At the current price BCE Inc. is trading at, 47.81 (-0.16% today), BCE Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.43%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 83.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.46, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.46% after growing 0.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 28.70%, and 0.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 874.93, and the number of shares float is 867.11. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 52.90%. The float short is 1.15%, with the short ratio at a value of 11.52. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.70%, and also a return on investment of 11.10%.

The ability for BCE Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.27 and total debt/equity is 1.63. In terms of margins, BCE Inc. has a gross margin of 69.30%, with its operating margin at 22.30%, and BCE Inc. has a profit margin of 12.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.08%, with 59.11% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.81% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.43%.

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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