BCE:CA:TSX-BCE Inc.

EQUITY | Communication Services | Toronto Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

CAD 55.83

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

CAD 50.15B

Volume

2.17M

Average Target Price

CAD 59.13 (5.90%)
Average Analyst Rating

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About

BCE Inc is a communications company, providing residential, business and wholesale customers with a solutions for all their communications needs. It has three business segments: Bell Wireline, Bell Wireless and Bell Media.

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ETFs Containing BCE:CA

PDC:CA Invesco Canadian Dividend.. 8.14 % 0.55 %

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CAD 0.61B
XEN:CA iShares Jantzi Social Ind.. 6.01 % 0.55 %

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CAD 0.11B
QXM:CA First Asset Morningstar N.. 5.77 % 0.58 %

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CAD 0.07B
ZWU:CA BMO Covered Call Utilitie.. 5.52 % 0.71 %

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CAD 0.74B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 5.27 % 0.55 %

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CAD 1.38B
QXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar N.. 5.08 % 1.39 %

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CAD 1.40M
XEI:CA iShares S&P/TSX Composite.. 4.97 % 0.22 %

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CAD 0.52B
DGRC:CA WisdomTree Canada Quality.. 4.97 % 0.21 %

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CAD 0.10B
XCV:CA iShares Canadian Value In.. 4.84 % 0.55 %

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CAD 0.05B
DFC:CA Desjardins Canada Multifa.. 4.40 % 0.58 %

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CAD 0.04B
ZWC:CA BMO Canadian High Dividen.. 4.04 % 0.72 %

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CAD 0.41B
HEX:CA Horizons Enhanced Income .. 3.73 % 0.83 %

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CAD 0.04B
DXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar C.. 3.53 % 1.50 %

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CAD 3.84M
ZDV:CA BMO Canadian Dividend ETF 3.47 % 0.39 %

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CAD 0.44B
WXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar C.. 3.42 % 1.49 %

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CAD 4.27M
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index .. 3.16 % 0.17 %

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CAD 9.36B
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 3.14 % 0.06 %

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CAD 0.06B
RWC:CA First Asset MSCI Canada L.. 3.01 % 0.66 %

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CAD 0.01B
XMV:CA iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol.. 3.01 % 0.33 %

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CAD 0.07B
FLRM:CA Franklin Liberty Risk Man.. 2.96 % 0.33 %

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CAD 0.01B
RCE:CA RBC Quant Canadian Equity.. 2.80 % 0.44 %

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CAD 0.01B
ZCAN SPDR Solactive Canada 2.78 % 0.30 %

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USD 0.02B
MCLC:CA Manulife Multifactor Cana.. 2.56 % 0.42 %

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CAD 0.03B
QCN:CA Mackenzie Canadian Equity.. 2.49 % 0.06 %

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CAD 0.03B
PID Invesco International Div.. 2.49 % 0.55 %

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USD 0.72B
ZCN:CA BMO S&P/TSX Capped Compos.. 2.41 % 0.06 %

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CAD 4.08B
XIC:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX Capp.. 2.41 % 0.06 %

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CAD 4.33B
CID VictoryShares Internation.. 2.06 % 0.45 %

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RWW.B:CA First Asset MSCI World Lo.. 0.89 % 0.65 %

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CAD 0.68B
RWW:CA First Asset MSCI World Lo.. 0.89 % 0.66 %

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CAD 0.06B
CIL VictoryShares Internation.. 0.45 % 0.45 %

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CIZ VictoryShares Developed E.. 0.11 % 0.45 %

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RIG:CA RBC Quant Global Infrastr.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

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CAD 0.02B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Communication Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (Toronto Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 3.52% 71% C- 52% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 3.52% 71% C- 52% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -3.84% 81% B- 69% D+
Dividend Return 5.14% 100% A+ 77% C+
Total Return 1.30% 81% B- 76% C
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 19.91% 71% C- 74% C
Dividend Return 29.32% 100% A+ 86% B
Total Return 49.23% 75% C 80% B-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 2.94% 69% D+ 62% D-
Dividend Return 7.83% 75% C 71% C-
Total Return 4.89% 79% C+ 78% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 9.19% 97% A+ 64% D
Risk Adjusted Return 85.21% 81% B- 82% B-
Market Capitalization 50.20B 100% A+ 100% A+

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Communication Services)
Ratio vs. Market
(Toronto Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 18.25 18% F 19% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.06 15% F 16% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 1.73 15% F 34% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 16.18 24% F 19% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 14.41% 12% F 78% C+
Return on Invested Capital 13.78% 38% F 78% C+
Return on Assets 5.15% 29% F 77% C+
Debt to Equity Ratio 150.50% 79% C+ 23% F

Annual Financials (CAD)

Quarterly Financials (CAD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.