Investors sold shares of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $98.22 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $135.16 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $36.94 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Comcast Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Comcast Corp. traded up $1.16 for the day and closed at $66.26

Several analysts have commented on CMCSA shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. Nomura Holdings Inc. lifted their price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 7th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. from $67.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, twenty-one have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Comcast Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $69.78.

The company has a market capitalization of $160.83 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.08. The company has a 50-day moving average of $63.10 and a 200 day moving average of $59.80.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 27th. The cable giant reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $17.85 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.68 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.79 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Comcast Corp. will post $3.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 6th will be issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 1st.

In related news, Director Judith Rodin sold 635 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.75, for a total value of $38,576.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 14,947 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $908,030.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Kenneth J. Bacon sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.82, for a total transaction of $157,050.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 14,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $885,762. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Comcast Corp. by 9.7% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 141,619,264 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $7,991,575,000 after buying an additional 12,505,696 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Comcast Corp. by 23.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 28,227,193 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $1,592,906,000 after buying an additional 5,356,393 shares during the period. Veritas Asset Management LLP raised its position in Comcast Corp. by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Veritas Asset Management LLP now owns 12,191,122 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $687,945,000 after buying an additional 364,705 shares during the period. Egerton Capital UK LLP raised its position in Comcast Corp. by 17.5% in the fourth quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 10,655,021 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $601,263,000 after buying an additional 1,587,120 shares during the period. Finally, Boston Partners raised its position in Comcast Corp. by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 8,084,685 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $456,219,000 after buying an additional 167,579 shares during the period.

Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company’s primary businesses include Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business consists of four segments, which include Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks.

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