BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE)
June 11th, 2019
Amidst falling markets BCE Inc. fell ($0.11) Tuesday which equals a 0.23% decline, closing at $46.71. Despite the drop in price it hit a new 52 week high of $47.14. Despite the drop in value, trading volumes were solid at 222.00% of normal which can indicate investor opportunities. Be aware that the Altman Z-Score1 (An indicator of the probability for a 2-year bankruptcy) is below the recommended threshold of 1.8%, and calculated to be 1.33.
Expectations from 4 analysts suggest that BCE Inc. might grow somewhat (5.31%), while Finbox has calculated (with low uncertainty) a fair value price of $41.96.
The market sectors were mixed Tuesday with a majority of the sectors trending up. Consumer Staples saw the biggest increase of the day (0.41%), while the Industrials sector saw the biggest drop (-0.90%). Information Technology has seen the biggest year-to-date gain of 23.75%.
Industrials and Utilities both saw turn-arounds from their five day positive performances with Industrials dropping -0.90%.
- Consumer Staples, up 0.41%.
- Consumer Discretionary, up 0.33%.
- Communication Services, up 0.29%.
- Real Estate, up 0.18%.
- Energy, up 0.12%.
- Information Technology, up 0.02%.
- Financials, stayed even 0.00%.
- Materials, down -0.07%.
- Healthcare, down -0.25%.
- Utilities, down -0.69%.
- Industrials, down -0.90%.
BCE Inc. Info
BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. It operates in three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communications products and services, including 40 live and on-demand channels on smartphones and tablets; roaming services; push-to-talk, field service management, worker safety, and mobility management solutions; and asset management, smart buildings, smart cities, fleet management, and other Internet of Things services. It also provides various 4G LTE and LTE-A smartphones and tablets, mobile Internet hubs and sticks, and mobile Wi-Fi devices, as well as smartwatches, Bell connected cars, trackers, smart homes, lifestyle products, and virtual reality products. The Bell Wireline segment provides data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television; and local telephone, long distance, and other communications services and products. It also provides home security, monitoring, and automation services; and satellite TV and connectivity services. In addition, this segment offers local exchange carrier and telecommunications services; sells wireline-related products; and buys and sells local telephone, long distance, data, and other services from or to resellers, and other carriers. The Bell Media segment provides conventional TV, specialty TV, pay TV, and streaming services; and digital media, radio broadcasting, out-of-home advertising services, sports and other event production, and broadcasting services. It owns and operates approximately 30 conventional TV stations; 33 specialty and Pay TV channels; 3 direct-to-consumer streaming services; 109 licensed radio stations; and 200 Websites and approximately 30 apps. The company was formerly known as Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. BCE Inc. was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.
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(1) The Altman Z-Score calculation was first published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, and is used for predicting the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. An Altman Z-Score below 1.8 (Remember that BCE Inc.’s score is 1.33) is the trigger to be alert for this situation. Some analysts believe this score is less relevant for some companies, in particular companies operating to accumulate users that may run at huge losses to scale up.
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