The ex-dividend date for BCE (NYSE:BCE) is tomorrow, March 13, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 59 cents per share. At a price of $46.25 as of 3:26 p.m., the dividend yield is 5.1%.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for BCE (NYSE: BCE) is tomorrow, March 13, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 59 cents per share. At a price of $46.25 as of 3:26 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.1%. The average volume for BCE has been 870,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. BCE has a market cap of $35.37 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. BCE Inc. provides wire line, wireless, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers primarily in Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates BCE as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full BCE Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.