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Stock Highlights: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA)

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Comcast Corporation is part of the communication services sector and trades as part of the communication services industry. Comcast Corp is a media and technology company. It mainly involves in the cable industry and owns Comcast Cable, E!, NBCUniversal, and the NBC broadcast network.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CMCSA stock showed a previous change of -0.50% with an open at 38.22 and a close of 38.19. It reached an intraday high of 38.48 and a low of 37.89.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $172.8b with 4.5b shares outstanding, of which the float is 4.5b shares. Trading volume reached 13,407,170 shares compared to its average volume of 18,746,238 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Comcast Corporation shares returned -1.39% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.74%. Over three months, it changed 2.82%. In one year it has changed 5.67% and within that year its 52-week high was 39.66 and its 52-week low was 30.43. CMCSA stock is 25.50% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 35.37 and a 50 day moving average of 36.70. Currently CMCSA stock is trading 7.96% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.56 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 15.15. Based on 12 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.62. The TTM EPS is 2.56, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.92. Historically, the PE high was 23.80 and the PE low was 6.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 16.38, which is a decrease of -57.10%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.64
09-30-2018:  0.65
06-30-2018:  0.65
03-31-2018:  0.62

The dividend per share is currently 0.84, which is a dividend yield of 2.20%. Also, the payout ratio is 32.81%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.20% of insider ownership and 129.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.10

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 16.73%, return on assets is 5.34%, profit margin is 12.55%, price-to-sales is 1.84 and price-to-book is 2.41.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
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