Investors purchased shares of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $94.13 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $35.52 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $58.61 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Comcast Corp. had the 4th highest net in-flow for the day. Comcast Corp. traded down ($0.36) for the day and closed at $67.41

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on CMCSA shares. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Comcast Corp. in a research report on Monday, July 11th. Pacific Crest reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast Corp. in a research report on Sunday, May 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upped their price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. from $69.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, Wunderlich reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast Corp. in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. 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 company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $71.48.

The company has a market cap of $162.58 billion and a PE ratio of 20.50. The company has a 50-day moving average of $66.99 and a 200 day moving average of $62.26.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The cable giant reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. The company earned $18.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.11 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.84 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Comcast Corp. will post $3.51 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 5th will be paid a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 3rd.

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

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Courier Capital Corp increased its stake in shares of Comcast Corp. by 135.4% in the fourth quarter. Courier Capital Corp now owns 28,734 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $1,621,000 after buying an additional 16,529 shares during the period. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH increased its stake in shares of Comcast Corp. by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH now owns 277,160 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $15,640,000 after buying an additional 5,975 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Comcast Corp. by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 2,405,515 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $135,742,000 after buying an additional 95,758 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of Comcast Corp. by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 57,307 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $3,234,000 after buying an additional 10,317 shares during the period. Finally, Palladium Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Comcast Corp. by 10.8% in the fourth quarter. Palladium Partners LLC now owns 115,956 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $6,543,000 after buying an additional 11,283 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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