B stock: buy or sell?

BCOM stock price: $1.79 4.68% At close on November 15th, 2019

Updated on:
November 15th, 2019

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B ended yesterday at $1.79 and skyrocketed an astounding 4.68%. On Monday BCOM climbed an amazing 7.60%. On November 8th BCOM plummed a hair-raising -6.96%.

B Communications Ltd. provides various communications services for business and private customers in Israel. The company offers fixed-line telephony, fixed-line broadband Internet infrastructure access, Internet service provider, cellular telephony, international telephony, international and domestic data transfer and network, information and communication technology, pay television, multi-channel television, television and radio broadcasts, satellite broadcasts, and customer call center services, as well as other communications infrastructures and services.

Should I buy B stock?

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Currently, B stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is B stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for BCOM stock for the last 30 days.

B stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of B Communications skyrocketed an astounding 4.68% and closed at $1.79.

B closed yesterday at $1.79 and skyrocketed an astounding 4.68%. From a daily perspective, BCOM is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($1.18, on Oct/29) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($1.89, on November/7) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top BCOM might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $1.89 or down under $1.18. Since last November 7th when BCOM stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $0.56 (45.53%).

BCOM stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of B Communications closed this week at $1.79 and climbed an amazing 13.29%. Late October BCOM plunged a dreadful -6.56% in just one week.

In a weekly time frame, B Communications stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, BCOM might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since last week when BCOM stock price broke up the SMA20w line, it gained $0.62 (52.99%).

BCOM stock chart (weekly)

B stock price history

B IPO was on November 1st, 2007 at $4.20 per share1. Since then, BCOM stock sliced a -57.40%, with a yearly average of -4.80%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

B stock historical price chart

BCOM stock reached 52-week highs at $18.01, and all-time highs 2016-07-25 with a price of 25.67.

B stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not found any price target for B stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on March, B Communications . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
BCOM earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-03-29n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-05-24n/a0.27n/a
2018-Q22018-08-27n/a-0.47n/a
2018-Q32018-11-20n/a0.29n/a
2018-Q42019-03-28n/a-4.39n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, B annual turnover slightly fell an awful -4.78% to $9,321.00 M USD from $9,789.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plummed a -12.45% to -11.65%.

BCOM annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2009$1,173 M-$147 M12.6%-
2010$8,657 M637.97%$-140.00 M-1.6%-195.04%
2011$11,373 M31.37%$2,066 M18.2%-1,575.71%
2012$10,280 M-9.61%$45 M0.4%-97.82%
2013$9,560 M-7.00%$137 M1.4%204.44%
2014$9,055 M-5.28%$-21.00 M-0.2%-115.33%
2015$9,985 M10.27%$210 M2.1%-1,100.00%
2016$10,084 M0.99%$-236.00 M-2.3%-212.38%
2017$9,789 M-2.93%$78 M0.8%-133.05%
2018$9,321 M-4.78%$-1,086.00 M-11.7%-1,492.31%

Quarterly financial results

B reported $2,326.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 1.09% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-830.00 M with a profit margin of -35.68%. Profit margin plunged a -37.03% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1.35%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, B Communications sales marked an outstanding increase and rocketed a 229.26%.
BCOM quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$2,450 M-$39.00 M1.6%-
2017-Q2$2,460 M0.41%$45.00 M1.8%15.38%
2017-Q3$684 M-72.21%$11.04 M1.6%-75.47%
2017-Q4$706 M3.35%$-9.48 M-1.3%-185.92%
2018-Q1$2,361 M234.22%$260.00 M11.0%-2,841.42%
2018-Q2$2,333 M-1.19%$-315.00 M-13.5%-221.15%
2018-Q3$2,301 M-1.37%$31.00 M1.3%-109.84%
2018-Q4$2,326 M1.09%$-830.00 M-35.7%-2,777.42%

B ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For B, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for BCOM stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to B Communications:

BCOMCELIGLDPTNRTU
Market cap$66.7 M$285.9 M$3.8 M$705.1 M$22.9 B
Total shares37.3 M116.2 M0.3 M164.0 M601.0 M
Float shares17.9 M61.6 M0.1 M108.1 M601.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%0.0%6.7%2.1%14.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%0.0%58.8%0.4%41.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

B summary

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Open$1.80
Close$1.79
Day range$1.76 - $1.80
Previous close$1.71
Session gain4.68%
Average true range$0.13
50d mov avg$1.30
100d mov avg$1.42
200d mov avg$3.06
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lt06a

B performance

To better understand B performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We selected Cellcom Israel, Internet Gold Golden Lines, Partner Communications and TELUS as the bechmarking frame for B Communications stock.
Stock3m6m12m
BCOMB Communications45.53%5.29%-82.29%
CELCellcom Israel3.36%-46.41%-61.08%
IGLDInternet Gold Gol...-60.29%-70.65%-99.37%
PTNRPartner Communica...11.69%-14.17%-12.24%
TUTELUS6.71%6.50%13.06%

B competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of B Communications competitors to review if you are interested in investing in BCOM: