Comcast Co. (CMCSA) Holdings Boosted by Haverford Financial Services Inc.

Haverford Financial Services Inc. grew its position in shares of Comcast Co. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 2.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 324,917 shares of the cable giant’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,230 shares during the quarter. Comcast accounts for approximately 4.8% of Haverford Financial Services Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest holding. Haverford Financial Services Inc.’s holdings in Comcast were worth $13,017,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of CMCSA. Crewe Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Comcast in the 4th quarter worth about $102,000. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Comcast in the 2nd quarter worth about $107,000. Vigilant Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Comcast by 474.2% in the 4th quarter. Vigilant Capital Management LLC now owns 2,584 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 2,134 shares during the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Comcast in the 3rd quarter worth about $104,000. Finally, Clear Perspective Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Comcast by 100.1% in the 2nd quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 2,722 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 1,362 shares during the last quarter. 83.49% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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In other news, EVP Arthur R. Block sold 2,471 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.60, for a total transaction of $87,967.60. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 62,988 shares in the company, valued at $2,242,372.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Daniel C. Murdock sold 1,891 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.60, for a total value of $67,319.60. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 2,585 shares in the company, valued at $92,026. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,399,951 shares of company stock worth $52,377,633. Company insiders own 1.28% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on CMCSA. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target (down from $52.00) on shares of Comcast in a report on Friday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Comcast from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Nomura reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $42.00 price target (down from $45.00) on shares of Comcast in a report on Thursday, January 18th. TD Securities cut their price target on shares of Comcast from $52.00 to $51.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $52.00 price target on shares of Comcast and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twenty-three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.16.

Shares of Comcast stock opened at $34.12 on Monday. Comcast Co. has a 52-week low of $32.74 and a 52-week high of $44.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $158,470.56, a P/E ratio of 16.56, a PEG ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a current ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86.

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The cable giant reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. Comcast had a return on equity of 16.47% and a net margin of 26.87%. The business had revenue of $21.92 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $21.83 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.89 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Comcast Co. will post 2.48 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 4th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 3rd. This is a boost from Comcast’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.23%. Comcast’s dividend payout ratio is currently 36.89%.

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Comcast Profile

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice, as well as security and automation services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

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