Investors bought shares of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on weakness during trading hours 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 companies 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

CMCSA has been the topic of several research reports. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a $69.00 price objective (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Comcast Corp. in a report on Sunday, July 10th. Nomura upped their price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. from $70.00 to $73.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 27th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated an “outperform” rating and set a $75.00 price objective (up previously from $69.00) on shares of Comcast Corp. in a report on Monday, August 1st. Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Comcast Corp. in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Comcast Corp. in a report on Thursday, April 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, twenty have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Comcast Corp. has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $71.68.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $67.02 and its 200 day moving average price is $62.34. The company has a market cap of $159.88 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.16.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The cable giant reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.84 EPS. The business earned $18.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.11 billion. Comcast Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Comcast Corp. will post $3.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 5th will be given a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 3rd.

In other news, Director Kenneth J. Bacon sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 sale, the director now owns 14,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $885,762. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Neil Smit sold 29,475 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.86, for a total transaction of $2,000,173.50. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 81,410 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,524,482.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised 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 valued at $1,592,906,000 after buying an additional 5,356,393 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of 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 during the period. BlackRock Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of 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 during the period. Egerton Capital UK LLP increased its position in shares of 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, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Comcast Corp. by 6.1% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 7,704,434 shares of the cable giant’s stock worth $434,762,000 after buying an additional 439,936 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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