Comcast stock: buy or sell?

CMCSA stock price: $45.82 -0.43% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020

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Comcast shares depreciated -0.43% to $45.82 on Feb/21.

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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean CMCSA will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

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

Daily outlook

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%).

CMCSA stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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%.

CMCSA stock chart (weekly)

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 target

Nobody 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 Share

Since April, when Comcast published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
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 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%

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 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%.
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 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:

CMCSA
Market cap$208.0 B
Total shares4,540.0 M
Float shares4,510.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)86.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Comcast summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Open$45.76
Close$45.82
Day range$45.66 - $46.42
Previous close$46.02
Session gain-0.43%
Average true range$0.78
50d mov avg$44.78
100d mov avg$44.64
200d mov avg$43.87
Daily patternlb03a
Weekly pattern lb02a

Comcast performance

Performance 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 .
Stock3m6m12m
CMCSAComcast2.76%9.02%21.02%

Comcast competitors

Unfortunately, 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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