A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA):

  • 1/26/2018 – Comcast had its price target raised by analysts at Guggenheim from $44.00 to $46.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2018 – Comcast had its price target raised by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. to $50.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2018 – Comcast had its price target raised by analysts at TD Securities from $51.00 to $52.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2018 – Comcast had its price target raised by analysts at Bank of America Corp from $50.00 to $54.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2018 – Comcast had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $49.00 to $50.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Comcast had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pivotal Research. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/23/2018 – Comcast was given a new $43.00 price target on by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/19/2018 – Comcast was given a new $52.00 price target on by analysts at Scotiabank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/18/2018 – Comcast had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Moffett Nathanson. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $45.00.
  • 1/18/2018 – Comcast had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Nomura. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $45.00.
  • 1/18/2018 – Comcast was downgraded by analysts at Instinet from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $42.00.
  • 1/12/2018 – Comcast was downgraded by analysts at TD Securities from an “action list buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $51.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $42.60.
  • 1/9/2018 – Comcast had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $44.00 to $50.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/9/2018 – Comcast had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Evercore ISI. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $44.00.
  • 1/8/2018 – Comcast had its price target raised by analysts at Buckingham Research from $48.00 to $50.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 12/19/2017 – Comcast had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pivotal Research. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) opened at $38.57 on Monday. Comcast Co. has a 12-month low of $34.78 and a 12-month high of $44.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $179,138.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.09, a PEG ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.74.

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The cable giant reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. Comcast had a return on equity of 16.47% and a net margin of 26.87%. The firm had revenue of $21.92 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.83 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.89 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Comcast Co. will post 2.46 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 4th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 3rd. This is a positive change from Comcast’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.97%. Comcast’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 13.21%.

In other news, EVP Arthur R. Block sold 3,937 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.62, for a total transaction of $159,920.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 65,946 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,678,726.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Brian L. Roberts sold 583,835 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.67, for a total value of $22,576,899.45. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 1,711,798 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $66,195,228.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 784,158 shares of company stock valued at $31,070,439. Insiders own 1.28% of the company’s stock.

Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business operates in four business segments: Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks.

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