Traders sold shares of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on strength during trading 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 equities 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

A number of brokerages recently commented on CMCSA. Pacific Crest restated a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast Corp. in a report on Sunday, May 22nd. Credit Suisse Group AG restated an “outperform” rating and set a $63.00 target price on shares of Comcast Corp. in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast Corp. in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Bank of America Corp. restated a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 target price on shares of Comcast Corp. in a report on Thursday, March 31st. Finally, Wunderlich restated a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast Corp. in a report on Thursday, April 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, twenty-one have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $69.78.

The firm has a market cap of $162.89 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.34. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $63.30 and its 200 day moving average is $59.88.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The cable giant reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $17.85 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.68 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.79 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Comcast Corp. will post $3.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 27th. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 6th will be issued a $0.275 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 1st. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.64%.

In related news, Director Kenneth J. Bacon sold 2,500 shares of Comcast Corp. stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.82, for a total value of $157,050.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 14,100 shares in the company, valued at $885,762. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Neil Smit sold 15,121 shares of Comcast Corp. stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.47, for a total value of $959,729.87. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 110,885 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,037,870.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds have bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake 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 in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in Comcast Corp. by 37.7% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 680,284 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $38,388,000 after buying an additional 186,108 shares in the last quarter. Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Comcast Corp. by 6,670.5% in the fourth quarter. Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC now owns 317,469 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $17,915,000 after buying an additional 312,780 shares in the last quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC boosted its stake in Comcast Corp. by 22.1% in the fourth quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC now owns 19,065 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $1,075,000 after buying an additional 3,455 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR boosted its stake in Comcast Corp. by 9.8% in the fourth quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 40,801 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $2,302,000 after buying an additional 3,649 shares in the last quarter.

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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