2. As of noon trading, BCE ( BCE) is down $0.63 (-1.4%) to $43.05 on heavy volume Thus far, 576,894 shares of BCE exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 694,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.97-$44.09 after having opened the day at $44.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.68.

BCE Inc. provides communications solutions to residential, business, and wholesale customers primarily in Canada. BCE has a market cap of $34.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate BCE a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BCE as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full BCE Ratings Report now.

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