Comcast stock: buy or sell?
February 21st, 2020
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?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Comcast stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Comcast stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for CMCSA stock for the last 30 days.
Comcast stock analysis
Comcast depreciated an ugly -0.43% and closed at $45.82.
Shares of Comcast depreciated an ugly -0.43% and closed at $45.82. On January 17th, CMCSA hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on October tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. On Feb 4th CMCSA price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. CMCSA shows a short term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. In the very short term, on Thursday it marked a new bottom at $45.50 that should act a support if Comcast starts a trading flat base in the range of $45.50 - $46.39 If Comcast breakouts over $46.39 with average or higher volume, this would be a clear signal that the uptrend resumes. For the last 5 days when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, CMCSA price slipped $-0.27 per share (-0.59%).
Comcast shares depreciated -0.59% this week, ending at $45.82. Late January CMCSA plunged a scary -6.53% in just one week. By mid January CMCSA climbed a superb 5.31% in just one week.
Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $47.74 resistance. Not so far away is the last all-time high Comcast marked by mid January. Early February CMCSA price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Last week, SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up triggering a rise of 2.41%.
Comcast stock price history
Comcast IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, CMCSA stock surged a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested $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 Jan 17th with a price of $47.74.
Comcast stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' CMCSA stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not detected any price forecast for Comcast stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince April, when Comcast published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Comcast annual sales skyrocketed a brilliant 11.15% to $94,507.00 M dollars from $85,029.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nevertheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plummed a -14.33% to 12.41%. Comcast fiscal year ends in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Comcast TTM sales up to March 2019 were $98,575.00 and earnings $12,166.00 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Comcast business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stepped up a fine 4.30%. Regarding profit margin, Comcast stayed stable -0.07% to 12.41%
|2013||$64,660 M||-||$6,820 M10.5%||-|
|2014||$68,775 M||6.36%||$8,380 M12.2%||22.87%|
|2015||$74,510 M||8.34%||$8,163 M11.0%||-2.59%|
|2016||$80,403 M||7.91%||$8,695 M10.8%||6.52%|
|2017||$85,029 M||5.75%||$22,735 M26.7%||161.47%|
|2018||$94,507 M||11.15%||$11,731 M12.4%||-48.40%|
|TTM||$98,575 M||4.30%||$12,166 M12.3%||3.71%|
Quarterly financial resultsComcast reported $26,859.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -3.54% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $3,553.00 M with a profit margin of 13.23%. Profit margin raised 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 amazing growth and climbed a 17.85%.
|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 M||2.82%||$14,978 M69.4%||465.21%|
|2018-Q1||$22,791 M||5.65%||$3,118 M13.7%||-79.18%|
|2018-Q2||$21,735 M||-4.63%||$3,216 M14.8%||3.14%|
|2018-Q3||$22,135 M||1.84%||$2,886 M13.0%||-10.26%|
|2018-Q4||$27,846 M||25.80%||$2,511 M9.0%||-12.99%|
|2019-Q1||$26,859 M||-3.54%||$3,553 M13.2%||41.50%|
Comcast ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Comcast shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.69% of all shares.
Bearish positions for CMCSA stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Comcast:
|Market cap||$208.0 B|
|Total shares||4,540.0 M|
|Float shares||4,510.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||86.2%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.7%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 21st, 2020|
|Day range||$45.66 - $46.42|
|Average true range||$0.78|
|50d mov avg||$44.78|
|100d mov avg||$44.64|
|200d mov avg||$43.87|
Comcast performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Comcast, the comparison is made against .
Comcast competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Comcast competitor. This doesn't mean Comcast does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
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