BCE Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BCE)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for BCE (NYSE: BCE) is tomorrow, March 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 54 cents per share. At a price of $41.88 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.2%.

The average volume for BCE has been 603,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. BCE has a market cap of $32.06 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

BCE Inc., a communications company, provides wireline voice and wireless communications services, Internet access, data services, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 14.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates BCE as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full BCE Ratings Report.

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