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Why Analysts Are Bullish on Comcast

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

On March 28, 2017, Comcast’s (CMCSA) stock was trading at $37.09, 0.2% above its 20-day moving average of $37, 0.2% above its 50-day moving average of $37, and 3% above its 100-day moving average of $36.

Comcast has generated returns of 23.5% in the trailing-12-month period and -0.8% in the trailing-one-month period. Comcast’s share price has risen 0.05% in the trailing-five-day period. In comparison, peers Charter Communications (CHTR), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and Time Warner (TWX) have generated returns of 1.1%, 6.2%, and -0.2%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Analysts’ recommendations

Of the 29 analysts covering Comcast, 27 have given it “buy” recommendations, and two have given it “hold” recommendations. There are no “sell” recommendations on the stock. The analyst target price for Comcast is $41.93 with a median target estimate of $42.

Comcast is trading at a discount of 13% to its median target price. The company makes up 0.86% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).

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