The Case for and Against Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Entertainment – Diversified. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $36.43, down from yesterday’s close by -1.43%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) currently trades with a market capitalization of $168.06 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 4.23 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $11.43 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.61 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.14% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Comcast Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $44.00. It is now trading 7.57% off that level. The stock is trading $39.87 its 50-day moving average by 3.44%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $34.78.

In recent action, Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) has made a move of -5.47% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.68, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.31% with $4.60 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CMCSA.

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