Investors sold shares of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $83.07 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $157.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $74.36 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Comcast had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Comcast traded up $0.13 for the day and closed at $40.61
CMCSA has been the topic of several recent research reports. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Comcast in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Comcast in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of Comcast in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Moffett Nathanson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Comcast in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and twenty-seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.15.
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.74. The stock has a market cap of $192,050.00, a PE ratio of 19.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.00.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 24th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 3rd will be issued a $0.157 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.63 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.53%. Comcast’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 29.72%.
In related news, EVP Arthur R. Block sold 3,937 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.62, for a total value of $159,920.94. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 65,946 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,678,726.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman Brian L. Roberts sold 583,835 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.67, for a total transaction of $22,576,899.45. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 1,711,798 shares in the company, valued at $66,195,228.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 593,402 shares of company stock worth $22,961,401. 1.28% of the stock is owned by insiders.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of CMCSA. Zions Bancorporation increased its stake in Comcast by 16.8% during the first quarter. Zions Bancorporation now owns 2,845 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 410 shares during the period. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. increased its stake in Comcast by 87.1% during the second quarter. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 6,807 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $265,000 after purchasing an additional 3,168 shares during the period. SPF Beheer BV increased its stake in Comcast by 3.4% during the second quarter. SPF Beheer BV now owns 1,707,254 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $66,446,000 after purchasing an additional 55,390 shares during the period. Handelsbanken Fonder AB increased its stake in shares of Comcast by 0.5% during the second quarter. Handelsbanken Fonder AB now owns 573,000 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $22,301,000 after buying an additional 2,600 shares during the period. Finally, KAMES CAPITAL plc increased its stake in shares of Comcast by 37.3% during the second quarter. KAMES CAPITAL plc now owns 1,474,625 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $57,392,000 after buying an additional 400,432 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 82.13% of the company’s stock.
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Comcast Company Profile
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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