BCE:TSX-BCE Inc (CAD)

COMMON STOCK | Telecom Services | TSX

Last Closing Price

CAD 64.02

Change

+0.37 (+0.58)%

Market Cap

CAD 58.38B

Volume

1.20M

Avg Analyst Target

CAD 67.11 (+4.83%)

Avg User Target

CAD
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


BCE Stock Forecast & Price:
Based on the BCE Inc stock forecasts from 13 analysts, the average analyst target price for BCE Inc is CAD 67.11 over the next 12 months. BCE Inc’s average analyst rating is Hold . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of BCE Inc is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 5 positive signals and 11 negative signals. At the last closing, BCE Inc’s stock price was CAD 64.02. BCE Inc’s stock price has changed by -0.09% over the past week, +0.77% over the past month and +0.99% over the last year.

About BCE Inc (BCE:CA:TSX)

BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell W ...Read More

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

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Largest Industry Peers for Telecom Services

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
BCE-PT:CA Bce Inc Pref T

+0.01 (+0.05%)

CAD78.07B 6.17 N/A
BCE-PZ:CA Bce Inc Pref Z

N/A

CAD69.78B 5.81 N/A
BCE-PB:CA BCE Inc Pref AB

+0.06 (+0.32%)

CAD67.64B 5.73 N/A
BCE-PL:CA BCE Inc Pref AL

+0.10 (+0.61%)

CAD67.47B 5.06 N/A
BCE-PN:CA Bce Inc Pref N

-0.33 (-1.90%)

CAD67.47B 5.25 N/A
BCE-PA:CA BCE Inc Pref AA

+0.14 (+0.75%)

CAD67.31B 5.74 N/A
BCE-PH:CA Bce Inc Pref H

+0.17 (+0.94%)

CAD66.76B 5.62 N/A
BCE-PD:CA Bce Inc Pref D

N/A

CAD66.64B 5.62 N/A
BCE-PY:CA BCE Inc Pref Y

-0.13 (-0.71%)

CAD66.28B 5.60 N/A
BCE-PJ:CA Bce Inc Pref J

N/A

CAD66.18B 5.59 N/A

ETFs Containing BCE:CA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
CDZ:CA iShares S&P TSX Canadian .. 0.00 % 0.66 %

-0.08 (-0.26%)

CAD0.96B
XTR:CA iShares Diversified Month.. 0.00 % 0.62 %

-0.01 (-0.10%)

CAD0.55B
FST-A:CA First Trust Canadian Capi.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

N/A

N/A
CDIV:CA Manulife Smart Dividend E.. 0.00 % 0.28 %

-0.07 (-0.52%)

N/A
BLOV:CA Brompton North American L.. 0.00 % 0.77 %

N/A

N/A
RWW-B:CA CI MSCI World Low Risk We.. 0.00 % 0.66 %

N/A

CAD0.50B
HUTL:CA Harvest Equal Weight Glob.. 0.00 % 0.79 %

+0.24 (+1.27%)

CAD0.13B
QCN:CA Mackenzie Canadian Equity.. 0.00 % 0.05 %

-0.71 (-0.59%)

CAD0.97B
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 0.00 % 0.04 %

N/A

CAD0.11B
FLRM:CA Franklin Liberty Risk Man.. 0.00 % 0.33 %

N/A

CAD7.83M
FST:CA First Trust Canadian Capi.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

N/A

CAD0.04B
ZWU:CA BMO Covered Call Utilitie.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

+0.07 (+0.55%)

CAD1.57B
ZDV:CA BMO Canadian Dividend 0.00 % 0.35 %

-0.01 (-0.03%)

CAD0.87B
XMV:CA iShares MSCI Canada Minim.. 0.00 % 0.33 %

-0.12 (-0.33%)

CAD0.16B
DXM:CA CI First Asset Morningsta.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

N/A

CAD0.01B
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 0.00 % 0.18 %

-0.12 (-0.40%)

CAD10.85B
XIC:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX Capp.. 0.00 % 0.06 %

-0.15 (-0.48%)

CAD8.69B
XEN:CA iShares Jantzi Social Ind.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

N/A

CAD0.09B
XEI:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX Comp.. 0.00 % 0.22 %

+0.02 (+0.08%)

CAD1.26B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 0.00 % 0.55 %

-0.12 (-0.43%)

CAD1.62B
XCG:CA iShares Canadian Growth 0.00 % 0.55 %

-0.40 (-0.95%)

CAD0.07B
VDY:CA Vanguard FTSE Canadian Hi.. 0.00 % 0.21 %

-0.13 (-0.31%)

CAD1.70B
RWW:CA First Asset MSCI World Lo.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

-0.03 (-0.09%)

CAD0.02B
RCD:CA RBC Quant Canadian Divide.. 0.00 % 0.42 %

-0.07 (-0.29%)

CAD0.11B
QXM:CA First Asset Morningstar N.. 0.00 % 0.57 %

-0.25 (-1.04%)

CAD0.07B
PDC:CA PowerShares Canadian Divi.. 0.00 % 0.56 %

-0.01 (-0.03%)

CAD0.87B
MKC:CA Mackenzie Maximum Diversi.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

+0.09 (+0.33%)

CAD0.50B
DXR:CA Dynamic Active Retirement.. 0.00 % 0.80 %

-0.09 (-0.41%)

N/A

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Telecom Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -2.72% 94% A 80% B-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -2.72% 94% A 78% C+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 0.71% 86% B 81% B-
Dividend Return 1.38% 50% F 27% F
Total Return 2.08% 83% B 79% C+
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 8.93% 64% D 52% F
Dividend Return 20.07% 80% B- 81% B-
Total Return 29.00% 73% C 59% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 4.36% 34% F 52% F
Dividend Return 4.40% 100% A+ 90% A-
Total Return 8.75% 45% F 61% D-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 11.31% 76% C 63% D
Risk Adjusted Return 77.43% 97% A+ 89% B+
Market Capitalization 58.38B 45% F 96% A
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Telecom Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 20.39 10% F 26% F
Price/Book Ratio 2.97 30% F 21% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 7.29 68% D+ 42% F
EV/EBITDA 9.24 45% F 33% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 13.15% 10% F 64% D
Return on Invested Capital 8.51% 13% F 71% C-
Return on Assets 5.21% 29% F 75% C
Debt to Equity Ratio 119.62% 23% F 22% F
Technical Ratios  
Dividend Yield 5.78% 93% A 80% B-
Short Ratio 15.28 23% F 12% F
Short Percent 3.62% 23% F 22% F
Beta 0.38 19% F 92% A-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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User / Independent Analyst Ratings

User Name Target Rating Target Horizon (Months) Target Price User Analysis Date Comment

Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

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:
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.

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:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

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.

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.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

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 Revenue Growth

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