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How to buy Comcast stock

Learn how to easily invest in Comcast stock.

Comcast is a telecom services business based in the US. Comcast shares (CMCSA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy Comcast stock

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Comcast stock price (NASDAQ: CMCSA)

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Comcast shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-31.
Latest market close$39.97
52-week range$28.17 - $49.53
50-day moving average $36.42
200-day moving average $37.43
Wall St. target price$44.78
PE ratio 32.4298
Dividend yield $1.08 (2.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.21

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Is it a good time to buy Comcast stock?

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Comcast price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $39.97 from 2023-02-03

1 week (2023-01-27) 0.93%
1 month (2023-01-03) N/A
3 months (2022-11-03) N/A
6 months (2022-08-05) 4.44%
1 year (2022-02-07) -18.19%
2 years (2021-02-05) -21.10%
3 years (2020-02-07) 42.9756
5 years (2018-02-06) 12.60%

Is Comcast stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Comcast stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Comcast's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Comcast's P/E ratio

Comcast's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Comcast shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Comcast's PEG ratio

Comcast's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.731. 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 Comcast's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Comcast's EBITDA

Comcast's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $36.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Comcast's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Comcast financials

Revenue TTM $121.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.63%
Gross profit TTM $83.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.3%
Return on equity TTM 5.47%
Profit margin 4.42%
Book value $18.87
Market capitalisation $169.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Comcast share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.59% of net profits

Recently Comcast has paid out, on average, around 29.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Comcast shareholders could enjoy a 2.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Comcast's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.

While Comcast's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Comcast may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Comcast's most recent dividend payout was on 25 April 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 April 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Comcast's shares ever split?

Comcast's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 February 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Comcast shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Comcast shares which in turn could have impacted Comcast's share price.

Comcast share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Comcast's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.1708 up to $49.525. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMCSA.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Comcast's is 1.0017. This would suggest that Comcast's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Comcast overview

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Media, Studios, Theme Parks, and Sky segments. The Cable Communications segment offers broadband, video, voice, wireless, and other services to residential and business customers under the Xfinity brand; and advertising services. The Media segment operates NBCUniversal's television and streaming platforms, including national, regional, and international cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast, and Peacock networks. The Studios segment operates NBCUniversal's film and television studio production and distribution operations. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida; Hollywood, California; Osaka, Japan; and Beijing, China. The Sky segment offers direct-to-consumer services, such as video, broadband, voice and wireless phone services, and content business operates entertainment networks, the Sky News broadcast network, and Sky Sports networks.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Comcast is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.71% of Comcast shares are held by insiders and 87.102% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Comcast?
Comcast's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Comcast based?
Comcast's address is: One Comcast Center, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19103-2838
What is Comcast's ISIN number?
Comcast's international securities identification number is: US20030N1019
What is Comcast's CUSIP number?
Comcast's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 200300200

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