Although there have been plenty of winners in the last year,
BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) does not make the list. Over the last 52-weeks, shares have seen a drop of -14.55%. As we move deeper into the current year, investors will be keeping a close eye on the stock to see if there are any signs pointing to shares gaining some upward momentum.
Creating a diversified stock portfolio is one way that investors may combat the unknown. Appropriate levels of risk that include different market scenarios might vary from one individual investor to the next. Investors may need to careful that they do not become too reliant on one big position. When that position is producing returns, it can be easy to assume that the holding will continue to produce positive results. If the portfolio is weighted too heavily on one or two big positions, an overall market downturn may send the investor reeling. Finding that proper portfolio balance is typically what dedicated investors strive for.
Zooming in on BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) shares, we can see that the stock has changed 1.44% over the prior week. Over the last month, company shares are 5.05%. For the last quarter, the stock has moved 1.06%. Year-to-date, the stock has performed -14.62%. Because past performance does not guarantee future results, investors may need to do some extra research when choosing high risk stocks to add to the portfolio. Many investors are constantly looking for that next big stock winner before everyone else. Making sure that they are not taking on too much extra risk when doing this may be the secret to keeping the portfolio strong and balanced.
Investors studying shares of BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) may be looking at current levels relative to its 52-week high and low. At the time of writing, the stock had recently brushed the $40.99 level. At this price, shares can be seen trading -16.45% off of the 52-week high mark and 5.78% away from the 52-week low. Investors often pay increased attention to a stock when it is nearing either mark.
Sell-side analysts have provided a consensus target price on shares of BCE Inc.. The current consensus target is $47.54. Analysts often put in a lot of work to study stocks that they cover. Because each covering analyst may come to a different conclusion about where shares are headed, investors often look to the consensus number in order to get an overall sense of the outlook.
We can also see that sell-side analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.50 on shares of BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE). This number falls on a one to five scale where a one would be considered a strong buy and a five would indicate a strong sell recommendation. Trying to keep up with 24-hour stock news can be dizzying. Even though there may be some major news mixed in, a lot of the headlines may not be worth paying much attention to. Figuring out what information is useful may take some time for the investor to figure out. Once the filter is in place, investors may find it much easier to focus on the important data.
At some point, individual investors may find themselves routinely falling prey to the lure of performance chasing. It can be highly tempting to want to be a part of a near-term stock run to the upside. Short-term investors may only be interested in these types of moves, but longer-term investors may want to be a bit more cautious. Chasing performance may end up leading the investor away from previously defined goals and the overall strategy. Investors who are committed to achieving long-term success may occasionally need to reshuffle the deck when the short-term clatter becomes too noisy.