Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA)

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 17, 2018

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 22.65%.

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The stock has a beta of 1.18 compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are more extreme than the market as a whole. The Pura Vida Investments Llc holds 100,000 shares with $3.24B value, down from 200,000 last quarter. The stock decreased 0.78% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $11.48. About 1.95M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.81% the S&P500.

CMCSA had 10 selling transactions and 0 insider buys since December 14, 2017. WATSON DAVID N sold $4.84M worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Tuesday, March 6. BURKE STEPHEN B also sold $8.11M worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. This represents a $0.63 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.68%. For institutional investors who wish to sell a large number of shares of a certain stock, lower liquidity will force them to sell the stock slowly over a longer period of time, to avoid losses due to slippage.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) received negative focus on Friday. 149,237 were reported by Fdx Advsr Inc. Funds hold 3.66 billion shares thus 0.28% more from 2017Q3's 3.65 billion shares. Veritas Asset Management Llp acquired 1.29M shares as Comcast Corp New (CMCSA)'s stock declined 19.10%. Van Strum And Towne reported 0.27% stake. Finally, Colonial Trust Advisors boosted its holdings in shares of Comcast by 46.2% in the 4th quarter. Greystone Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 108,155 shares for 1.96% of their portfolio. Calamos Ltd Liability Corp, Illinois-based fund reported 2.29 million shares. Salem Inv Counselors reported 38,274 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings.

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Institutional Ownership/ Insider Ownership: Comcast Corporation institutional ownership is held at 85.2% while insider ownership was 0.68%. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), a Switzerland-based fund reported 7,021 shares. Money Management Limited Liability invested in 2.22% or 24,175 shares. Pivotal Research reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $48.00 price target (down from $52.00) on shares of Comcast in a report on Friday, April 6th. Therefore 75% are positive. Comcast had 22 analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". TD Securities cut their target price on Comcast from $52.00 to $51.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 17 with "Outperform". The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Buy" on Friday, January 19. It also upped Vanguard Index Fds (VNQ) stake by 5,034 shares and now owns 122,423 shares. Jennison Assocs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 4.34M shares. The ratio is positive, as 195 active investment managers opened new or increased holdings, while 200 sold and trimmed stakes in Mettler Toledo International Inc.

Total analysts of 16 have positions in Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) as follows: 12 rated it a "Buy", 0 with "Sell" and 4 with "Hold". 3M had 83 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, February 28 by Macquarie Research. Deutsche Bank has "Hold" rating and $420.0 target. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, June 20 with "Hold". (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, August 2. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $2000 target. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, September 8 by Jefferies. Analysts are expecting that the company may be attaining earnings growth of 16.50% for next five years. CMCSA's profit will be $2.83B for 13.64 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. The cable giant reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.02. 5,630 shares were sold by BLOCK ARTHUR R, worth $224,575. $547,377 worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was sold by Fong Ivan K on Friday, October 27. To a long-term shareholder, most technical indicators are of little value, as they do nothing to shed light on the underlying business. (NYSE:CAT) or 17,518 shares. Toronto Dominion Bancorp has 2.26M shares. 691,105 shares were sold by ROBERTS BRIAN L, worth $25.24M. North Star Invest Mngmt Corp invested in 0.28% or 58,115 shares. Its down 0.02, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. 36 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 106.29 million shares or 1.72% less from 108.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 1.75 million shares or 0.95% of its portfolio. Tru Invest Ltd Liability Co reported 2.92% stake. At the same time as, it has debt to equity ratio of 0.94 and similar long term debt to equity ratio was 0.87. Mastrapasqua Asset Mgmt Inc reported 160,711 shares. The New York-based Renaissance Technologies Limited has invested 0% in NOW Inc. Veritas Invest Mgmt (Uk) Limited holds 6.57% or 117,672 shares. Aqr Cap Mgmt owns 571,114 shares.

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