Owners of BCE (NYSE: BCE) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 56 cents per share. At a price of $43.47 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.2%.

The average volume for BCE has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. BCE has a market cap of $33.4 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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BCE, based in Montreal, provides landline services in ON and PQ and wireless services nationally. Its $3.2 bn acquisition of the CTV media assets is expected to close in April. Its results include 44%-owned Bell Aliant, which serves the maritime provinces and rural parts of ON and PQ. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.62.

TheStreet Ratings rates BCE as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full BCE Ratings Report now.

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