BCE Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. BCE shares (BCE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BCE employs 50,704 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- BCE shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is BCE stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short BCE shares?
- Is BCE suitable for ethical investing?
- Are BCE shares over-valued?
- BCE's financials
- How volatile are BCE shares?
- Does BCE pay a dividend?
- Have BCE shares ever split?
- Other common questions
BCE stock price (NYSE: BCE)Use our graph to track the performance of BCE stocks over time.
BCE shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$49.72|
|52-week range||$38.19 - $50.18|
|50-day moving average||$49.71|
|200-day moving average||$46.63|
|Wall St. target price||$47.54|
|Dividend yield||$3.373 (6.87%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.15|
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BCE price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-15)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||0.73%|
|3 months (2021-04-26)||6.63%|
|6 months (2021-01-22)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-22)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-22)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-22)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-22)||N/A|
Is BCE under- or over-valued?
Valuing BCE stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BCE's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
BCE's P/E ratio
BCE's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, BCE shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
BCE's PEG ratio
BCE's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.01. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into BCE's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
BCE's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a BCE's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$22.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||$9.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.94%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.62%|
|Market capitalisation||$44.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting BCE shares
There are currently 3.6 million BCE shares held short by investors – that's known as BCE's "short interest". This figure is 43.2% down from 6.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BCE shares can be evaluated.
BCE's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
BCE's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BCE shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BCE shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). BCE's SIR currently stands at 2.93. In other words for every 100,000 BCE shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2930 shares are currently held short.
However BCE's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BCE shares, or, against the total number of tradable BCE shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BCE's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BCE shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.004% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BCE shares, roughly 4 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BCE.
Find out more about how you can short BCE stock.
BCE's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like BCE.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
BCE's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 18.19
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BCE's overall score of 18.19 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like BCE is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
BCE's environmental score
Environmental score: 0.4/100
BCE's environmental score of 0.4 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BCE is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
BCE's social score
Social score: 9.29/100
BCE's social score of 9.29 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BCE is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
BCE's governance score
Governance score: 7.51/100
BCE's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BCE is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
BCE's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. BCE scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that BCE has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||18.19|
|Total ESG percentile||22.78|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
BCE share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.15% of net profits
Recently BCE has paid out, on average, around 1.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BCE shareholders could enjoy a 5.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BCE's case, that would currently equate to about $3.373 per share.
While BCE's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that BCE is investing more in its future growth.
BCE's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have BCE's shares ever split?
BCE's shares were split on 10 July 2006. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BCE shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for BCE shares which in turn could have impacted BCE's share price.
BCE share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, BCE's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.1921 up to $50.1796. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while BCE's is 0.3261. This would suggest that BCE's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
BCE Inc. , a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. It operates through three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communications products and services. The Bell Wireline segment provides data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television; and local telephone, long distance, satellite TV service, and connectivity, as well as other communications services and products. This segment also buys and sells local telephone, long distance, data, and other services from or to resellers, and other carriers. The Bell Media segment provides conventional TV, specialty TV, pay TV, and streaming services; and digital media, radio broadcasting, out-of-home advertising services.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of BCE is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.022% of BCE shares are held by insiders and 48.65% by institutions. How many people work for BCE?
Latest data suggests 50,704 work at BCE. When does the fiscal year end for BCE?
BCE's fiscal year ends in December. Where is BCE based?
BCE's address is: Building A, Verdun, QC, Canada, H3E 3B3 What is BCE's ISIN number?
BCE's international securities identification number is: CA05534B7604 What is BCE's CUSIP number?
BCE's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 05534B109
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