BCE Inc. (TSE:BCE) – National Bank Financial issued their Q3 2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for BCE in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. National Bank Financial analyst A. Shine forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter.

Earnings History and Estimates for BCE (TSE:BCE)

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. CSFB upped their price target on shares of BCE from C$56.00 to C$58.00 in a research report on Friday, August 5th. BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on shares of BCE from C$62.00 to C$65.00 in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Citigroup Inc. upped their price target on shares of BCE from C$62.00 to C$63.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. Desjardins upped their price target on shares of BCE from C$64.00 to C$68.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Finally, Gabelli reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of BCE in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. BCE currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$62.15.

BCE (TSE:BCE) opened at 59.43 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $51.67 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.79. BCE has a 52-week low of $52.38 and a 52-week high of $63.40. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $60.97 and a 200 day moving average of $60.63.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, October 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 15th will be given a $0.6825 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 13th. This represents a $2.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.59%.

About BCE

BCE Inc is a communications company. The Company provides residential, business and wholesale customers with a range of solutions to all their communications needs, including wireless, high-speed Internet, Internet protocol television (IPTV) and satellite TV, business Internet protocol (IP) broadband, and information and communications technology (ICT) services.

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