BCE:CA:TSX-BCE Inc.

EQUITY | Communication Services | Toronto Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

CAD 58.71

Change

-0.21 (-0.36)%

Market Cap

CAD 52.75B

Volume

1.56M

Average Target Price

CAD 60.05 (+2.28%)
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

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
PDC:CA Invesco Canadian Dividend.. 7.84 % 0.55 %

-0.05 (-0.18%)

CAD 0.66B
XEN:CA iShares Jantzi Social Ind.. 5.84 % 0.55 %

-0.08 (-0.31%)

CAD 0.13B
QXM:CA First Asset Morningstar N.. 5.58 % 0.58 %

-0.01 (-0.05%)

CAD 0.07B
ZWU:CA BMO Covered Call Utilitie.. 5.48 % 0.71 %

+0.05 (+0.37%)

CAD 0.78B
FCCD:CA Fidelity Canadian High Di.. 5.29 % 0.00 %

+0.05 (+0.19%)

CAD 0.07B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 5.20 % 0.55 %

-0.14 (-0.57%)

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

N/A

CAD 1.40M
DGRC:CA WisdomTree Canada Quality.. 4.91 % 0.21 %

-0.15 (-0.55%)

CAD 0.17B
XEI:CA iShares S&P/TSX Composite.. 4.90 % 0.22 %

-0.02 (-0.09%)

CAD 0.58B
XCV:CA iShares Canadian Value In.. 4.70 % 0.55 %

N/A

CAD 0.05B
DFC:CA Desjardins Canada Multifa.. 4.44 % 0.58 %

N/A

CAD 0.05B
ZWC:CA BMO Canadian High Dividen.. 4.00 % 0.72 %

-0.05 (-0.26%)

CAD 0.45B
HEX:CA Horizons Enhanced Income .. 3.78 % 0.83 %

-0.01 (-0.15%)

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

N/A

CAD 3.84M
WXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar C.. 3.42 % 1.49 %

N/A

CAD 4.27M
HUTL:CA Harvest Equal Weight Glob.. 3.40 % 0.00 %

+0.10 (+0.47%)

CAD 3.76M
ZDV:CA BMO Canadian Dividend ETF 3.39 % 0.39 %

N/A

CAD 0.45B
FLRM:CA Franklin Liberty Risk Man.. 3.27 % 0.33 %

-0.30 (-1.42%)

CAD 0.01B
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index .. 3.06 % 0.17 %

-0.07 (-0.29%)

CAD 8.28B
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 3.04 % 0.06 %

N/A

CAD 0.07B
XMV:CA iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol.. 2.99 % 0.33 %

-0.11 (-0.37%)

CAD 0.09B
RWC:CA First Asset MSCI Canada L.. 2.93 % 0.66 %

+0.03 (+0.25%)

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ZCAN SPDR Solactive Canada 2.68 % 0.30 %

+0.02 (+0.04%)

USD 0.02B
PID Invesco International Div.. 2.54 % 0.55 %

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USD 0.76B
QCN:CA Mackenzie Canadian Equity.. 2.40 % 0.06 %

N/A

CAD 0.03B
XIC:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX Capp.. 2.33 % 0.06 %

-0.03 (-0.12%)

CAD 5.11B
ZCN:CA BMO S&P/TSX Capped Compos.. 2.33 % 0.06 %

-0.03 (-0.14%)

CAD 4.06B
FLCD:CA Franklin FTSE Canada All .. 2.32 % 0.00 %

-0.13 (-0.61%)

CAD 0.26B
LVL Invesco S&P Global Divide.. 2.25 % 0.64 %

+0.01 (+0.10%)

USD 0.03B
CID VictoryShares Internation.. 2.14 % 0.45 %

+0.02 (+0.06%)

USD 0.04B
DWX SPDR S&P International Di.. 1.82 % 0.45 %

+0.04 (+0.10%)

USD 0.84B
RWW:CA First Asset MSCI World Lo.. 0.89 % 0.66 %

+0.03 (+0.10%)

CAD 0.06B
RWW.B:CA First Asset MSCI World Lo.. 0.89 % 0.65 %

N/A

CAD 0.72B
CIL VictoryShares Internation.. 0.47 % 0.45 %

+0.01 (+0.03%)

USD 0.04B
CIZ VictoryShares Developed E.. 0.12 % 0.45 %

+0.16 (+0.50%)

USD 0.14B
RIG:CA RBC Quant Global Infrastr.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-0.15 (-0.70%)

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 8.86% 83% B 61% D-
Dividend Return 1.47% 85% B 84% B
Total Return 10.33% 86% B 65% D
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 4.63% 77% C+ 80% B-
Dividend Return 5.45% 100% A+ 81% B-
Total Return 10.08% 77% C+ 85% B
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 22.34% 70% C- 74% C
Dividend Return 28.81% 100% A+ 86% B
Total Return 51.15% 74% C 79% C+
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 2.28% 71% C- 61% D-
Dividend Return 7.17% 74% C 71% C-
Total Return 4.89% 79% C+ 78% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 8.55% 97% A+ 66% D
Risk Adjusted Return 83.89% 86% B 84% B
Market Capitalization 50.20B 100% A+ 100% 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%

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 18.94 9% F 19% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.14 15% F 16% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 2.88 6% F 23% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 15.70 18% F 20% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 14.36% 9% F 79% C+
Return on Invested Capital 13.72% 36% F 78% C+
Return on Assets 5.14% 27% F 77% C+
Debt to Equity Ratio 149.25% 79% C+ 23% F
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%

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.

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 Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue 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.