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Comcast Corporation is an entertainment business based in the US. Comcast Corporation shares (CMCSA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Comcast Corporation employs 190,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$105.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Comcast Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Comcast Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CMCSA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Comcast Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$44.33, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Comcast Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Comcast Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Comcast Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Comcast Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$44.33, which is 3.25% down on its pre-crash value of USD$45.82 and 39.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$31.705.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Comcast Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$800.94 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,039.10.

Comcast Corporation share price

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Comcast Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$44.33
52-week range USD$31.705 - USD$47.74
50-day moving average USD$45.3389
200-day moving average USD$41.3341
Wall St. target price USD$51.32
PE ratio 18.1165
Dividend yield USD$0.92 (2.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.49

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Is it a good time to buy Comcast Corporation stock?

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Comcast Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $44.33 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-19) -10.41%
1 month (2020-10-29) 2.95%
3 months (2020-08-28) -0.52%
6 months (2020-05-29) 11.94%
1 year (2019-11-29) 0.41%
2 years (2018-11-29) 12.46%
3 years (2017-11-29) 19.20%
5 years (2015-11-27) -28.02%

Is Comcast Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Comcast Corporation's P/E ratio

Comcast Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Comcast Corporation shares trade at around 18x 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.

Comcast Corporation's PEG ratio

Comcast Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2832. 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 Corporation'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 Corporation's EBITDA

Comcast Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$33 billion.

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

Comcast Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$105.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.03%
Gross profit TTM USD$74.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.8%
Return on equity TTM 14.19%
Profit margin 10.91%
Book value $18.304
Market capitalisation USD$205.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Comcast Corporation shares

There are currently 80.2 million Comcast Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Comcast Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% up from 76.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Comcast Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Comcast Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Comcast Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Comcast Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Comcast Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 20.6 million). Comcast Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.9. In other words for every 100,000 Comcast Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3900 shares are currently held short.

However Comcast Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Comcast Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Comcast Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Comcast Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Comcast Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0177% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Comcast Corporation shares, roughly 18 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 Comcast Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Comcast Corporation stock.

Comcast Corporation'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 Comcast Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Comcast Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.17

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Comcast Corporation's overall score of 20.17 (as at 10/01/2020) 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 Comcast Corporation 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.).

Comcast Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.22/100

Comcast Corporation's environmental score of 4.22 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Comcast Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Comcast Corporation's social score

Social score: 11.8/100

Comcast Corporation's social score of 11.8 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Comcast Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Comcast Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.65/100

Comcast Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Comcast Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Comcast Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Comcast Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Comcast Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Comcast Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 20.17
Total ESG percentile 22.82
Environmental score 4.22
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 11.8
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 10.65
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Comcast Corporation share dividends

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.2% of net profits

Recently Comcast Corporation has paid out, on average, around 30.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Comcast Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Comcast Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.92 per share.

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

Comcast Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Comcast Corporation's shares ever split?

Comcast Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 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 Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Comcast Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Comcast Corporation's share price.

Comcast Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Comcast Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.705 up to $47.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMCSA.US volatility(beta: 0.94)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 Corporation's is 0.9388. This would suggest that Comcast Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Comcast Corporation overview

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, Theme Parks, and Sky segments. The Cable Communications segment offers cable services, including high-speed Internet, video, voice, wireless, and security and automation services to residential and business customers under the Xfinity brand; and advertising services. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks that provide various entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and various digital properties, including brand-aligned Websites, as well as engages in the cable television studio production operations. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and various digital properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation, and Focus Features names. It also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays; and distributes filmed entertainment produced by third parties. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida; Hollywood, California; and Osaka, Japan. The Sky segment offers direct-to-consumer services, such as video, high-speed Internet, voice, and wireless phone services; and content services comprising operating entertainment networks, the Sky News broadcast network, and Sky Sports networks. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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