Viacom Company Profile (NASDAQ:VIAB)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Rating(s), 16 Hold Rating(s), 13 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.35)
Consensus Price Target: $48.00 (5.33% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/24/2016Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$52.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/22/2016Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeUnderweight -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/15/2016Brean CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/11/2016Wells Fargo & Co.DowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$38.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/10/2016WunderlichReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/7/2016WedbushLower Price TargetNeutral$46.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/23/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuy$49.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/22/2016Nomura Holdings Inc.Initiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/20/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/21/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$36.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/21/2016Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingNeutral$47.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/17/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingUnderperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/17/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/17/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaUpgradeUnderperform -> Sector Perform$34.00 -> $45.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/16/2016BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$55.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/10/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/18/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$41.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/28/2016Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHold$40.00 -> $41.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/25/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$49.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/18/2016Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$60.00 -> $53.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/11/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/4/2016HansonDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/29/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweight$55.00 -> $48.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/11/2016Societe GeneraleLower Price TargetBuy$55.00 -> $51.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/10/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower Price Target$47.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/10/2016Cowen and CompanyLower Price Target$57.00 -> $47.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/10/2016Credit Agricole SALower Price TargetBuy$70.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/26/2016Barrington ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/14/2016Drexel HamiltonInitiated CoverageHold$45.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/9/2015Pacific CrestInitiated CoverageSector WeightView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
8/24/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.DowngradeBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
8/10/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingNeutral$64.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
8/7/2015BMO Capital MarketsLower Price Target$67.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/7/2015JBL AdvisorsInitiated CoverageMarket PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/1/2015Maxim GroupLower Price TargetBuy$88.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/7/2015Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingUnderweightView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/16/2014Bank of America Corp.DowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$67.83View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/16/2014GuggenheimDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$97.00 -> $76.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/25/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
8/4/2016        
4/28/2016Q216$0.72$0.76$2.98 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/9/2016Q116$1.19$1.18$3.26 billion$3.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/12/2015Q415$1.55$1.54$3.89 billion$3.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/6/2015Q315$1.47$1.47$3.25 billion$3.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/30/2015Q215$1.08$1.16$3.26 billion$3.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/29/2015Q115$1.33$1.29$3.46 billion$3.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/13/2014Q4$1.68$1.71$3.90 billion$3.99 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/6/2014Q314$1.44$1.42$3.56 billion$3.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/1/2014Q214$1.05$1.08$3.20 billion$3.17 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/30/2014Q114$1.16$1.20$3.31 billion$3.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/14/2013Q413$1.45$1.55$3.60 billion$3.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/2/2013Q3 2013$1.29$1.29$3.58 billion$3.69 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/1/2013Q2 2013$0.95$0.96$3.20 billion$3.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/31/2013Q1 2013$0.90$0.91$3.48 billion$3.31 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/15/2012Q412$1.17$1.21$3.44 billion$3.36 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/3/2012$1.01$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/3/2012$0.90$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/2/2012$1.06$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.72$1.24$0.98
Q2 20164$0.72$1.47$0.92
Q3 20165$1.01$1.44$1.25
Q4 20164$1.39$1.66$1.49
Q1 20173$1.20$1.29$1.25
Q2 20173$0.82$1.88$1.20
Q3 20173$1.51$1.96$1.68
Q4 20172$1.57$1.79$1.68
Q1 20181$1.30$1.30$1.30
Q2 20181$0.90$0.90$0.90
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
Annual Dividend:$1.60
Dividend Yield:3.51%
Payout Ratio:28.73% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
36.36% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
32.72% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
5/18/2016quarterly$0.404.17%6/13/20166/15/20167/1/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/14/2016quarterly$0.404.02%3/9/20163/13/20164/1/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/11/2015quarterly$0.403.21%12/11/201512/15/20151/4/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/4/2015quarterly$0.403.11%9/11/20159/15/201510/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/20/2015quarterly$0.402.39%6/11/20156/15/20157/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/15/2015quarterly$0.331.94%3/11/20153/13/20154/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/13/2014quarterly$0.331.85%12/11/201412/15/20141/2/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/22/2014quarterly$0.331.54%9/11/20149/15/201410/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/21/2014quarterly$0.331.56%6/11/20146/13/20147/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/16/2014quarterly$0.301.44%3/12/20143/14/20144/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/13/2013quarterly$0.301.49%12/11/201312/13/201312/31/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2013quarterly$0.301.65%9/11/20139/13/201310/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/22/2013quarterly$0.301.74%6/12/20136/14/20137/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/18/2013quarterly$0.281.9%3/13/20133/15/20134/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
6/20/2016Michael D FricklasEVPSell10,800$45.29$489,132.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
DateHeadline
07/24/16 04:14 PM‘Star Trek Beyond’ opens at No. 1, but sequels are in a slump -
07/22/16 10:01 AMYieldBoost VIAB From 3.5% To 7.3% Using Options
07/22/16 07:18 AMChinese Group Dalian Wanda Wants Paramount Stake -
07/21/16 09:58 AMHow has Viacom, Inc.:(NASDAQ:VIAB) performed recently? - The Daily Leicester
07/21/16 09:58 AMViacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) & Perrigo Company plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:PRGO) Stocks in Queue - Money News (press release)
07/19/16 07:18 PMViacom : Record-Setting Kids’ Choice Sports 2016 and Henry Danger Clinch Nickelodeon’s 50th Straight Week at Number One
07/19/16 08:02 AMBET.com Goes for Gold with the Launch of Its New Original Digital Docu-Series “THE FAST LIFE OF: JUSTIN GATLIN” Launching Today, July 18
07/19/16 07:58 AMWatch Jon Stewart and ‘Stephen Colbert’ Reunite for RNC Coverage -
07/16/16 06:25 PMShare Performance Summary for: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - Press Telegraph
07/16/16 06:24 PMViacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)'s Growth Projection - RealistInvestor.com
07/15/16 06:06 PMViacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) Current Analyst Ratings - Fiscal Standard
07/15/16 06:06 PMToday's Top Gainers in the Market Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) from Services - The Daily Leicester
07/15/16 12:26 PMSumner Redstone’s National Amusements opposes Viacom’s planned sale of Paramount stake
07/14/16 07:22 PMWhy A Wanda-Paramount Pictures Deal Makes Sense
07/14/16 10:46 AMViacom In Talks To Sell Paramount Pictures Stake To China's Dalian Wanda
07/13/16 09:14 PMViacom in Talks to Sell Paramount Pictures Stake to Chinese Group - Wall Street Journal - Wall Street JournalViacom in Talks to Sell Paramount Pictures Stake to Chinese GroupWall Street JournalViacom Inc. VIA -1.20 % executives are pressing ahead with plans to sell a stake in the Paramount Pictures movie studio despite resistance from controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, potentially inflaming an already incendiary boardroom battle at the ...Viacom in advanced talks with China's Wanda Group for stake in Paramount PicturesLos Angeles TimesWanda in Talks to Buy 49% of Viacom's Paramount, WSJ ReportsBloombergReport: Viacom in talks to sell Paramount stake to WandaUSA TODAYThe Verge -Reuters -Seeking Alphaall 9 news articles »
07/13/16 07:27 PMWorth Watching Stocks: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH), Viacom, Inc. (VIAB), Cheniere Energy ... - iStreetWire
07/13/16 07:27 PMAnalyst's Stocks Ratings Trend: Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) , Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - Street Updates
07/13/16 07:04 PMViacom in advanced talks with China's Wanda Group for stake in Paramount Pictures - Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles TimesViacom in advanced talks with China's Wanda Group for stake in Paramount PicturesLos Angeles TimesViacom Inc. is in advanced talks with the Chinese entertainment conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group, to buy a 49% stake in the Paramount Pictures movie studio. Viacom had narrowed the field of potential Paramount bidders to two companies, according to a ...Viacom in Talks to Sell Paramount Pictures Stake to Chinese GroupWall Street JournalReport: Viacom in talks to sell Paramount stake to WandaUSA TODAYChina's Wanda Group is trying to buy almost half of Paramount PicturesThe VergeReuters -Seeking Alphaall 8 news articles »
07/12/16 07:21 PMViacom Inc Realized Volatility Hits Elevated Level - CML News
07/12/16 07:21 PMIs Viacom, Inc.(NASDAQ: VIAB), a large market cap stock a smart buy? - The Daily Leicester
07/12/16 11:29 AMLeading stocks in today's market: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - Twin County News
07/12/16 11:29 AMInvestor Catching Stock: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - News Oracle
07/12/16 11:29 AMStock Analysis review: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - News Oracle
07/11/16 06:58 PMOn the set: 'Million Dollar Quartet' films in Memphis
07/11/16 02:09 PMJudge denies new trial for Sumner Redstone's ex-companion -
07/11/16 12:29 PMJudge rejects new trial for Sumner Redstone's ex-girlfriend -
07/10/16 06:11 PMStock Performance Rundown on: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - Press Telegraph
07/09/16 06:19 PMViacom Inc. (VIAB) Pops 5.02% for July 08 - Equities.com
07/09/16 10:01 AMExclusive: Top Viacom investor Gabelli says CEO's exit is inevitable
07/08/16 06:29 PMWhy Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman is fighting his longtime boss, Sumner Redstone -
07/08/16 04:54 PMCBS to Split Off Radio Arm -
07/08/16 03:42 PMBET Networks Launches Multiplatform User-Generated Campaign “#DeEscalateDontKill” - [Business Wire] - "There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There is no job we haven’t done, there is no tax they haven’t levied against us and we’ve paid all of them.
07/08/16 02:22 PMViacom shares are up 5%, continuing recent rally -
07/08/16 01:56 PMMedia mogul John Malone says Viacom TV assets are undervalued amid legal turmoil -
07/08/16 01:53 PMViacom (VIAB) Stock Climbs Further on Liberty Media Malone's Comments -
07/08/16 12:10 PMIt Looks Like a Rally in Viacom Is Getting Under Way -
07/08/16 09:55 AMPrevious Trading Session Wrap-Up: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - Press Telegraph
07/08/16 09:55 AMIs Viacom Inc (NASDAQ:VIAB) Growing Stronger? - Street Report
07/08/16 07:18 AMViacom, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VIAB-US : July 8, 2016 -
07/08/16 03:22 AMJohn Malone sees Viacom opportunity, says stock undervalued - The Denver Post - The Denver PostJohn Malone sees Viacom opportunity, says stock undervaluedThe Denver PostJohn Malone attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on Thursday. The exclusive weeklong conference in Idaho, draws media and tech moguls. By Bloomberg News. July 8, 2016 at 1:46 am. Viacom Inc. is undervalued because of the ...Viacom still working on sale of a stake in Paramount PicturesLos Angeles TimesMedia Moguls Talk Deals at Sun ValleyWall Street JournalExclusive - Top Viacom investor Gabelli says CEO's exit is inevitableReutersDeadline -New York Post -CNBC -The Boston Globeall 45 news articles »
07/08/16 12:39 AMViacom still working on sale of a stake in Paramount Pictures - Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles TimesViacom still working on sale of a stake in Paramount PicturesLos Angeles TimesViacom Inc. is urging a judge to expedite legal proceedings in Delaware because of the fragile health of media mogul Sumner Redstone and because any delay could hamper the company's efforts to raise money by selling a stake in Paramount Pictures.Media Moguls Talk Deals at Sun ValleyWall Street JournalExclusive - Top Viacom investor Gabelli says CEO's exit is inevitableReutersJohn Malone sees Viacom opportunity, says stock undervaluedChicago TribuneDeadline -New York Post -Denver Business Journal (blog) -CNBCall 41 news articles »
07/07/16 07:11 PMViacom Inc. (VIAB) Pops 4.01% for July 07 - Equities.com
07/06/16 07:36 PMWill Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) Surprise Analysts This Quarter? - Stocks Daily
07/06/16 06:22 AMLong Term Growth Stock: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - Telanagana Press
07/06/16 06:22 AMStock Strength Recap for Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - Press Telegraph
07/06/16 06:22 AMA look at a High Market Cap Stock: Viacom, Inc., VIAB - The Daily Leicester
07/05/16 06:43 PMSales of $14471.5 expected for Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) - Investor Newswire
07/05/16 03:39 PMEffective CEOs Seek the Truth -
07/05/16 06:37 AMViacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week - Fiscal Standard

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About Viacom

Viacom logoViacom Inc. (Viacom) is an entertainment content company that connects with audiences in over 160 countries and territories and creates compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, applications, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content. The Company operates through two segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. Viacom Media Networks' program services reached approximately 700 million households in over 160 countries. Viacom Media Networks operates the international extensions of the multimedia brands MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and BET, as well as certain program services. The Company's Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires and distributes motion pictures and other entertainment content. under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies brands.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Entertainment - Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Movies & Entertainment
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: VIAB
  • CUSIP: 92553P20
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $45.30
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $43.39
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $40.93
  • P/E Ratio: 8.18
  • P/E Growth: 2.11
  • Market Cap: $18.05B
  • Beta: 1.32
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.4 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.89 EPS
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Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) Chart for Monday, July, 25, 2016