Dividend Growth of BCE, Inc.(BCE)

BCE(BCE) is having a Dividend Yield of 4.53% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $2.05. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.51. BCE has a 5 year average dividend yield of 4.95% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $2.03. BCE(BCE) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 3, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.55. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $2.2. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 4.91%. BCE(BCE) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.8 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.76. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.04. The 5 year historical dividend growth of BCE(BCE) is at the rate of -2.45% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.5. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.09% or 0.04 points. After the session commenced at $44.92, the stock reached the higher end at $44.93 while it hit a low of $44.5664. With the volume soaring to 871,000 shares, the last trade was called at $44.8. The company has a 52-week high of $49.03. The company has a market cap of $38,985 million and there are 870,198,140 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $41.55. Shares of BCE Inc. rose by 1.11% in the last five trading days and 2.33% for the last 4 weeks. BCE Inc. is up 5.34% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 3.61%.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.15% of BCE, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 43.98% of BCE, Inc. shares. Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.BCE (USA) was Downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts on Jan 9, 2017 to Sector Perform, Lowers Price Target to $ 60 from a previous price target of $61 .

BCE (USA) Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 2, 2017. The company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.02. Analyst had a consensus of $0.78. The company had revenue of $5702.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5687.22 million. The companys revenue was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.72 EPS.

BCE, Inc. is Canadas largest communications company. Through their operations in communications services, they provide residence and business customers in Canada with wireline and wireless communications products and applications, satellite communications and direct-to-home television services, systems integration expertise, electronic commerce solutions, Internet access and high-speed data services, and directories. Their shares are listed in Canada, the United States and Europe. BCE Inc. is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.


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