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USD 41.94  0.92  2.15%   

Market Performance
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Odds Of Distress
Less than 49
BCE is trading at 41.94 as of the 3rd of October 2022, a -2.15 percent down since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's lowest day price was 41.89. BCE has 49 percent odds of going through some form of financial distress in the next two years and has generated negative returns to investors over the last 90 days. Equity ratings for BCE Inc are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 5th of July 2022 and ending today, the 3rd of October 2022. Click here to learn more.
BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. BCE Inc. was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada. BCE operates under Telecom Services classification in the United States and is traded on New York Stock Exchange. The company has 908.8 M outstanding shares of which 12.31 M shares are currently shorted by investors with about 8.95 days to cover. More on BCE Inc

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BCE Stock Highlights

Most reasonable investors view market volatility as an opportunity to invest at a favorable price or to sell short against a bearish trend. BCE's investment highlights are automatically generated signals that are significant enough to either complement your investing judgment regarding BCE or challenge it. These highlights can help you better understand the position you are entering and avoid costly mistakes.
BCE Inc generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
The company has 29.96 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 1.26, which is OK given its current industry classification. BCE Inc has a current ratio of 0.64, suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due. Debt can assist BCE until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, BCE's shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like BCE Inc sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for BCE to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about BCE's use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.
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Analysts covering BCE report their recommendations after researching BCE's financial statements, talking to executives and customers, or listening in on BCE's conference calls. The current trade recommendation is based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysts covering BCE Inc. The BCE consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average forecast from all of the analysts covering BCE.
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Unlike general analyst consensus, Macroaxis buy hold or sell recommendation is provided in the context of your current investment horizon and risk tolerance. The advice algorithm takes into account all of BCE's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators. Your current horizon is 90 days - details
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BCE Inc (BCE) is traded on New York Stock Exchange in USA and employs 49,781 people. The company currently falls under 'Large-Cap' category with total capitalization of 38.95 B. Market capitalization usually refers to the total value of a company's stock within the entire market. To calculate BCE's market, we take the total number of its shares issued and multiply it by BCE's current market price. To manage market risk and economic uncertainty, many investors today build portfolios that are diversified across equities with different market capitalizations. However, as a general rule, conservative investors tend to hold large-cap stocks, and these looking for more risk prefer small-cap and mid-cap equities. BCE Inc runs under Communication Services sector within Telecom Services industry. The entity has 908.8 M outstanding shares of which 12.31 M shares are currently shorted by investors with about 8.95 days to cover. BCE Inc has about 104 M in cash with 7.73 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 0.11.
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BCE Inc retains a total of 908.8 Million outstanding shares. 30% of BCE Inc outstanding shares are owned by other corporate entities. Institutional investors are typically referred to investors that purchase positions in a given stock to benefit from reduced commissions. Therefore, institutional investors are subject to different rules and regulation than regular investors. Please look out for any change in current institutional holding as this could mean something significant has changed at the company or about to change. Note that regardless of who owns the company, if the true value of the entity is less than the market is willing to pay for it, you may not be able to generate positive returns over time.

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BCE Stock Price Odds Analysis

What are BCE's target price odds to finish over the current price? Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of BCE jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is close to 99%. The BCE Inc probability density function shows the probability of BCE stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Considering the 90-day investment horizon BCE has a beta of 0.7406 suggesting as returns on the market go up, BCE average returns are expected to increase less than the benchmark. However, during the bear market, the loss on holding BCE Inc will be expected to be much smaller as well. Additionally, the company has a negative alpha, implying that the risk taken by holding this instrument is not justified. BCE Inc is significantly underperforming DOW.
  Odds Below 41.94HorizonTargetOdds Above 41.94
0.03%90 days
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of BCE to move above the current price in 90 days from now is close to 99 (This BCE Inc probability density function shows the probability of BCE Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

BCE Stock Institutional Holders

Institutional Holdings refers to the ownership stake in BCE that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Institutions may purchase large blocks of BCE's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. Institutional holders may also work to push the share price higher once they own the stock. Extensive social media coverage, TV shows, articles in high-profile magazines, and presentations at investor conferences help move the stock higher, increasing BCE's value.
InstituionSecurity TypeTotal SharesValue
Royal Bank Of CanadaCommon Shares76.8 M3.8 B
Bank Of MontrealCommon Shares34.5 M1.8 B
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BCE Inc Risk Profiles

Investors will always prefer to have the highest possible return on investment while minimizing volatility. BCE market risk premium is the additional return an investor will receive from holding BCE long position in a well-diversified portfolio. The market premium is part of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), which most analysts and investors use to calculate the acceptable rate of return on investment in BCE. At the center of the CAPM is the concept of risk and reward, which is usually communicated by investors using alpha and beta measures. Although BCE's alpha and beta are two of the key measurements used to evaluate BCE's performance over the market, the standard measures of volatility play an important role as well.

BCE Stock Against Markets

Picking the right benchmark for BCE stock is fundamental to making educated investment choices. Many naive investors compare their positions with the S&P 500 or with the Nasdaq. But these benchmarks are not all-inclusive and generally should be used only for large-capitalization equities or stock offerings from large companies. When the price of a selected benchmark declines in a down market, there may be an uptick in BCE stock price where buyers come in believing the asset is cheap. The opposite is true when the market is bullish; so, accurately picking the benchmark for BCE is critical whether you are bullish or bearish towards BCE Inc at a given time.

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BCE Corporate Directors

BCE corporate directors refer to members of a BCE board of directors. The board of directors generally takes responsibility for the BCE's affairs and long-term direction of the entity. A corporate director does not make decisions for the corporation on his own. As a member of the board of directors, she or he must function as a part of a group that makes decisions on behalf of the business only by the board of directors' meetings. To pass a resolution, a majority of BCE's board members must vote for the resolution. The BCE board of directors' duties also include the election, removal, and supervision of officers, including the adoption, amendment, and repeal of bylaws.
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The danger of trading BCE Inc is mainly related to its market volatility and company specific events. As an investor, you must understand the concept of risk-adjusted return before you start trading. The most common way to measure the risk of BCE is by using the Sharpe ratio. The ratio expresses how much excess return you acquire for the extra volatility you endure for holding a more risker asset than BCE. The Shape ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. To understand how volatile BCE Inc is, you must compare it to a benchmark. Traditionally, the risk-free rate of return is the rate of return on the shortest-dated U.S. Treasury, such as a 3-year bond.
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Is BCE's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of BCE. If investors know BCE will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about BCE listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of BCE Inc is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of BCE that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of BCE's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is BCE's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because BCE's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect BCE's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between BCE's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine BCE value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, BCE's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.