What are the trends with Comcast stock prices?


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Yahoo! Finance reports that Comcast, trading under the ticker symbol CMCSA on the NASDAQ, ranged between $49.33 and $64.26 per share for the year-long period ending in July 14, 2015. The stock closed at $63.24 per share on that date, indicating a general upward trend for the year.

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The long-term historical trend for Comcast has generally been positive. In July 2010, Comcast was trading at $19.32 and more than tripled in price over the next five years, notes Morningstar. Dividends paid on Comcast stock rose from $0.38 per share in 2010 to $0.68 per share in 2014. CNN Money forecasts Comcast could rise as high as $84 or fall to $50 within the period of July 2015 to June 2016, with a median predicted forecast increase of 5.95 percent. CNN forecasts earnings per share of 84 cents for the quarter of July to September 2015.

For 2015, MSN Money reports Comcast's most recent profit margin at a robust 12.38 percent, and CNN reports earnings growth of 25 percent. MSN's analysts anticipate Comcast outperforming its historical averages, with seven of the nine analysts recommending that investors buy the stock, while one recommends that investors hold the stock, with no recommendations to sell it. CNN's analysts are similarly bullish, with 22 of 29 analysts recommending that investors buy the stock.

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