Comcast stock: buy or sell?

CMCSA stock price: $44.81 0.45% At close on November 19th, 2019

Updated on:
November 19th, 2019

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Comcast raised a slightly fine 0.45% and closed at $44.81.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments.

Should I buy Comcast stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Comcast 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 Comcast stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for CMCSA stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for CMCSA stock, with 14 positive ratings.
Is CMCSA a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-5OppenheimerMarket PerformOutperform
2019-9-26Pivotal Researchn/aBuy
2019-9-25Benchmarkn/aBuy
2019-8-27Wells Fargo & Con/aOutperform
2019-7-26Morgan Stanleyn/aOverweight
2019-7-10Goldman Sachs GroupNeutralConviction-Buy
2019-6-26Pivotal Researchn/aBuy
2019-6-14Rosenblatt Securitiesn/aBuy
2019-6-14Raymond JamesStrong-BuyOutperform
2019-4-9MacquarieNeutralOutperform
2019-4-29Raymond JamesOutperformOutperform
2019-4-26Morgan StanleyOverweightOverweight
2019-4-26Morgan StanleyOverweightOverweight
2019-4-26KeyCorpOverweightOverweight
2019-4-26BarclaysOverweightOverweight

Comcast stock analysis

Daily outlook

Comcast shares raised 0.45% to $44.81 today.

Shares of Comcast ended today at $44.81 and raised a slightly fine 0.45%. On Oct/24, CMCSA hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $47.05 recorded on September. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences. For the last 14 days when CMCSA stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $0.92 (2.10%).

CMCSA stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Comcast closed this week at $44.81 and inched a slightly good 0.56%.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Comcast marked late October. Late December 2018 CMCSA price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up early March, CMCSA price climbed $6.29 per share (16.33%).

CMCSA stock chart (weekly)

Comcast stock price history

Comcast stock went public on March 17th, 1980 with a price of $0.001. Since then, CMCSA stock grew a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after CMCSA's IPO a $1,000 in Comcast stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

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

Comcast stock historical price chart

CMCSA stock reached all-time highs on October 24th with a price of $47.24.

Comcast stock price target is $49.10

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We found 14 price targets for Comcast stock released in the last 30 days:
CMCSA stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-5OppenheimerUpgradesn/a$54.00-
2019-9-26Pivotal ResearchRaises Target$54.00$56.003.7%
2019-9-25BenchmarkInitiatesn/a$64.00-
2019-8-27Wells Fargo & CoInitiatesn/a$50.00-
2019-7-26Morgan StanleyRaises Target$48.00$51.006.3%
2019-6-26Pivotal ResearchReiteratesn/a$54.00-
2019-6-14Rosenblatt SecuritiesInitiatesn/a$50.00-
2019-6-14Raymond JamesDowngrades$25.00$21.00-16%
2019-4-9MacquarieUpgradesn/a$49.00-
2019-4-29Raymond JamesRaises Target$44.00$48.009.1%
2019-4-26Morgan StanleyReiterates$46.00$48.004.3%
2019-4-26Morgan StanleyRaises Target$46.00$48.004.3%
2019-4-26KeyCorpRaises Target$43.00$50.0016.3%
2019-4-26BarclaysRaises Target$44.00$45.002.3%
(in average)$43.80$49.1012.0%
Moving in a range from $64.00 and $21.00, the price prediction for CMCSA stock is $49.10. In average, analysts' outlook on CMCSA price target is positive, upgrading the forecast by a 12.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on April, Comcast . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
CMCSA earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.52n/a
2017-Q32017-10-260.50.524.0%
2017-Q42018-01-240.470.494.3%
2018-Q12018-04-250.590.625.1%
2018-Q22018-07-260.610.656.6%
2018-Q32018-10-250.610.656.6%
2018-Q42019-01-230.620.643.2%
2019-Q12019-04-230.64n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Comcast annual revenues climbed a brilliant 11.15% to $94,507.00 million dollars from $85,029.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plunged a -14.33% to 12.41%.

To have an up to date view of the financial situation of Comcast, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Comcast TTM sales up to March 2019 were $98,575.00 and income was $12,166.00 million dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Comcast business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, raised a fine 4.30%. By contrast, profit margin (net income/sales) stayed steady at 12.41%.

CMCSA annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$64,660 M-$6,820 M10.5%-
2014$68,775 M6.36%$8,380 M12.2%22.87%
2015$74,510 M8.34%$8,163 M11.0%-2.59%
2016$80,403 M7.91%$8,695 M10.8%6.52%
2017$85,029 M5.75%$22,735 M26.7%161.47%
2018$94,507 M11.15%$11,731 M12.4%-48.40%
TTM $98,575 M4.30%$12,166 M12.3%3.71%

Quarterly financial results

Comcast posted $26,859.00 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -3.54% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $3,553.00 M with a profit margin of 13.23%. Profit margin inched a 4.21% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 9.02%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Comcast sales marked an extraordinary increase and boosted a 17.85%.
CMCSA quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$21,170 M-$2,510 M11.9%-
2017-Q3$20,980 M-0.90%$2,650 M12.6%5.58%
2017-Q4$21,572 M2.82%$14,978 M69.4%465.21%
2018-Q1$22,791 M5.65%$3,118 M13.7%-79.18%
2018-Q2$21,735 M-4.63%$3,216 M14.8%3.14%
2018-Q3$22,135 M1.84%$2,886 M13.0%-10.26%
2018-Q4$27,846 M25.80%$2,511 M9.0%-12.99%
2019-Q1$26,859 M-3.54%$3,553 M13.2%41.50%

Comcast ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Comcast, 0.71% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

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

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

CMCSACBSCTLDISDISH
Market cap$203.4 B$13.9 B$16.4 B$267.0 B$9.1 B
Total shares4,540.0 M351.9 M1,090.0 M1,800.0 M254.5 M
Float shares4,510.0 M333.1 M968.8 M1,780.0 M233.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)84.7%0.0%75.2%54.8%102.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.7%7.8%0.8%0.2%3.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Comcast summary

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Open$44.76
Close$44.81
Day range$44.59 - $44.90
Previous close$44.61
Session gain0.45%
Average true range$0.76
50d mov avg$45.23
100d mov avg$44.41
200d mov avg$42.43
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Comcast performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. For Comcast, the benchmark is made against CBS, CenturyLink, Disney, DISH Network, Rogers Communication, Shaw Communications and Viacom.
Stock3m6m12m
CMCSAComcast6.11%6.03%22.30%
CBS -4.51%-16.41%-25.85%
CTLCenturyLink37.47%56.11%-9.92%
DISDisney12.65%12.40%34.20%
DISHDISH Network15.43%4.70%16.82%
RCIRogers Communicat...-2.78%-7.86%-5.04%
SJRShaw Communicatio...11.61%5.17%16.04%
VIABViacom-3.72%-14.86%-21.94%

Comcast competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Comcast. We chose 7 companies as Comcast competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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