Investors bought shares of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $178.45 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $65.52 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $112.93 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Comcast Corp. had the 5th highest net in-flow for the day. Comcast Corp. traded down ($0.61) for the day and closed at $67.25

CMCSA has been the subject of several research reports. Pacific Crest boosted their price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. from $65.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday. RBC Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $72.00 price objective (up from $70.00) on shares of Comcast Corp. in a research note on Thursday. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. from $72.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. from $70.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast Corp. in a research note on Thursday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, twenty have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Comcast Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $70.61.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $65.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $61.03. The stock has a market cap of $162.20 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.45.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The cable giant reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $18.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.11 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.84 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Comcast Corp. will post $3.52 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 3rd. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.64%.

In other Comcast Corp. news, Director Judith Rodin sold 635 shares of Comcast Corp. stock in a transaction on Monday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.75, for a total transaction of $38,576.25. Following the sale, the director now owns 14,947 shares in the company, valued at $908,030.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Stephen B. Burke sold 75,000 shares of Comcast Corp. stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.05, for a total transaction of $4,653,750.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 510,737 shares in the company, valued at approximately $31,691,230.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake 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 in the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in Comcast Corp. by 99.5% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 14,145,070 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $798,206,000 after buying an additional 7,055,323 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased 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. BlackRock Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Comcast Corp. by 38.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Investment Management LLC now owns 10,869,126 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $613,345,000 after buying an additional 3,001,192 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. increased its stake in Comcast Corp. by 3,888.6% in the fourth quarter. Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. now owns 2,538,419 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $143,243,000 after buying an additional 2,474,777 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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