Quarterly EPS analysis of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

Andrew Cummings
October 18, 2017

The Utah Retirement Systems holds 863,614 shares with $33.61 million value, down from 884,114 last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 56,323,747 shares of the cable giant's stock valued at $2,117,212,000 after acquiring an additional 28,597,277 shares during the last quarter. It has underperformed by 3.14% the S&P500. Scharf Investments Llc sold 462,446 shares as the company's stock rose 3.16% with the market. AVT's SI was 3.47M shares in October as released by FINRA. The stock increased 1.67% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $36.61.

If we look at the Volatility of Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Week Volatility is 2.19%, whereas Month Volatility is at 1.89%. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500.

Atlantic Trust Group Llc decreased Lilly Eli & Co Com (NYSE:LLY) stake by 10,575 shares to 227,270 valued at $18.70M in 2017Q2. Pinebridge Invs L P owns 606 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Walgreens Boots Alliance was reduced too.

Comcast Corporation had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Therefore 89% are positive. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an "overweight" rating and set a $44.00 price objective (up from $43.00) on shares of Comcast in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. The stock has "Sell" rating by Cross Research on Tuesday, September 20. Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has risen 52.08% since October 18, 2016 and is uptrending. James Invest Research Inc stated it has 2,320 shares or 0% of all its holdings. On Thursday, October 15 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, June 26 by Pivotal Research. High Pointe Capital Mngmt Ltd Com reported 18,420 shares. As per Monday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. Oppenheimer has "Buy" rating and $4300 target. The firm had a rise in short interest of 1.90% as of the latest report on September 29, 2017. Its down 11.82, from 12.83 in 2017Q1.

Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. The Illinois-based Bard Associates Inc has invested 0.4% in the stock. Twin Tree Ltd Partnership, a Texas-based fund reported 124,150 shares. Patten Grp Inc Inc holds 480 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Qs Ltd Liability Co holds 0.19% or 585,147 shares. Novare Mngmt Llc holds 199,512 shares. First Manhattan owns 5.99M shares. 3G Capital Prtn Lp stated it has 3.13M shares. Centurylink Inv Management owns 25,519 shares for 0.34% of their portfolio.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) closed its last session at $36.61. California-based Wealthfront Inc has invested 0.11% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Haverford invested in 314,112 shares or 4.98% of the stock. BACON KENNETH J had sold 7,500 shares worth $303,713 on Thursday, May 25. $10.07 million worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares were sold by BURKE STEPHEN B. North Star Inv Corp owns 59,612 shares. Spdr (Prn) (SDY) was raised too. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 81% are positive. Natus Medical had 9 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $80.0 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Monday, October 16 with "Hold" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Susquehanna given on Friday, September 16. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was downgraded by Longbow. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $67 target in Thursday, February 4 report. Deutsche Bank upgraded Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Friday, January 13 to "Buy" rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. Sterling Investment Mgmt Inc invested in 4.27% or 83,077 shares. 75 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. Moreover, American Trust Investment Advisors Llc has 0.77% invested in the company for 86,470 shares. Freestone Cap Lc has 71,277 shares. Bradley Foster And Sargent Incorporated Ct holds 0.03% or 11,010 shares. About shares traded. Avnet, Inc. Etrade Ltd holds 0.08% of its portfolio in VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) for 35,827 shares. (NYSE:AVT) has declined 4.87% since October 17, 2016 and is downtrending. Efg Asset Mngmt (Americas) holds 96,374 shares or 1.42% of its portfolio. During the same quarter past year, the firm earned $0.83 EPS.

The P/E ratio is 18.37 and the market cap is 171.90B. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by Comcast Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.77% negative EPS growth.

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