Telsey Advisory Group upped their price objective on shares of Comcast from $44.00 to $47.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Price T Rowe Assocs Md accumulated 437,084 shares or 0.01% of the stock.
A number of other research firms have also recently commented on CMCSA. Pivotal Research reduced their price target on Comcast to $48.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Monday, March 6th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc initiated coverage on shares of Comcast in a report on Thursday, January 19th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, August 26 by Wunderlich. Instinet restated a "buy" rating and set a $43.00 price objective (down previously from $46.00) on shares of Comcast in a report on Saturday, April 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the stock.
Taking a brief view of stock performance, we see that Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares are now trading $0.51 off the 50-day moving average of $38.30 and $2.41 off of the 200-day moving average of $36.40. The company had a trading volume of 9,210,933 shares. The stock has a market cap of $183.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.50 and a beta of 1.07.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) yearly performance is 30.22% and net profit margin is 11.10%. The company's 50 day moving average is $38.30 and its 200 day moving average is $36.40. After $0.53 actual earnings per share reported by Comcast Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.32 % negative EPS growth. The cable giant reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $20.46 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $20.10 billion. Consequently Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)'s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.44%, 1.58% respectively. Prior to the last earnings report, Zacks Research had a consensus estimate looking for EPS of $0.44.
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Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.03% of the company's stock. It also increased its holding in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 228,896 shares in the quarter, for a total of 770,297 shares, and has risen its stake in Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO). Grandfield & Dodd LLC now owns 10,255 shares of the cable giant's stock valued at $680,000 after buying an additional 66 shares during the period. Concert Wealth Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Comcast by 0.3% in the first quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 2,680 shares of the cable giant's stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 1,340 shares during the last quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its position in shares of Comcast by 184.2% in the third quarter. MA now owns 59,880,644 shares of the cable giant's stock valued at $2,250,912,000 after buying an additional 31,678,523 shares during the period. Finally, Regentatlantic Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Comcast by 1.9% in the third quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 87,354,659 shares of the cable giant's stock valued at $3,283,661,000 after buying an additional 41,671,920 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in shares of Comcast by 91.2% in the first quarter.