How to buy BCE (BCE) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in BCE shares.

BCE Inc (BCE) is a publicly traded telecom services business based in Canada. It opened the day at $49.51 after a previous close of $49.42. During the day the price has varied from a low of $49.5 to a high of $49.84. The latest price was $49.8 (25 minute delay). BCE is listed on the NYSE and employs 49,781 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in BCE

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BCE in this case.
  5. Research BCE shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your BCE shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 20x BCE shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £4.10
£824.61 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.38
£832.89 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.69
£824.20 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £8.21
£828.71 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £20.16
£840.66 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.82
£821.33 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £20.30
£840.80 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £4.10
£824.61 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £19.76
£840.26 total
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BCE share price (NYSE:BCE)

Use our graph to track the performance of BCE stocks over time.

BCE price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $49.8

1 month (2022-07-14) 1.97%
3 months (2022-05-13) -5.88%
6 months (2022-02-14) -4.60%
1 year (2021-08-13) -2.58%
2 years (2020-08-14) 16.36%
3 years (2019-08-14) 7.56%
5 years (2017-08-14) 7.03%

Is it a good time to buy BCE stock?

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Is BCE under- or over-valued?

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

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 20x. In other words, BCE shares trade at around 20x 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.

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. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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.

EBITDA

BCE's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $8.5 billion (£7 billion).

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

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.

Total ESG risk score

BCE's 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.).

Environmental score

BCE's 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.

Social score

BCE's 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.

Governance score

BCE's 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.

Controversy score

BCE's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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

BCE Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.19
Total ESG percentile 22.78
Environmental score 0.4
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 9.29
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 7.51
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

BCE shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$49.51
High$49.84
Low$49.5
Close$49.8
Previous close$49.42
Change$0.38
Change %0.7689%
Volume736,114
Information last updated 2022-08-05.
52-week range$47.25 - $58.5126
50-day moving average$50.4196
200-day moving average$52.3156
Wall St. target price$52.96
PE ratio19.6798
Dividend yield$3.545 (5.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.53

BCE share dividends

5.6%

Dividend yield: 5.55% of stock value

5.6%

Forward annual dividend yield: 5.55% of stock value

BCE has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 5.55% of its share value annually.

BCE has paid out, on average, around 121.49% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 5.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BCE's case, that would currently equate to about $3.545 per share.

BCE's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

BCE's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BCE's shares have ranged in value from as little as $47.25 up to $58.5126. 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 0.381. This would suggest that BCE's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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