Key Considerations Before Investing in Comcast (CMCSA)

Large-cap Telecommunications company Comcast has moved 1.8% so far today on a volume of 28,972,627, compared to its average of 21,932,765. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 1.0%.

Comcast trades -21.53% away from its average analyst target price of $49.15 per share. The 26 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $42.0 to $57.0, and on average have given Comcast a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying CMCSA should be aware of the facts below:

  • Comcast's current price is -5.5% below its Graham number of $40.8, which implies the stock has a margin of safety

  • Comcast has moved -7.4% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 22.4%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 3.77, Comcast has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.2 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • CMCSA has a forward P/E ratio of 8.5 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $4.53 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.01 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Comcast is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.84 compared to its sector average of 3.46

  • Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide.

  • Based in Philadelphia, the company has 186,000 full time employees and a market cap of $153.19 Billion. Comcast currently returns an annual dividend yield of 3.1%.

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