NASDAQ:VIAB - Viacom Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$29.15 +0.60 (+2.10 %)
(As of 02/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$29.15
Today's Range$28.55 - $29.38
52-Week Range$23.31 - $34.58
Volume3.67 million shs
Average Volume4.32 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.74 billion
P/E Ratio7.08
Dividend Yield2.80%
Viacom Inc. operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment offers entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers through approximately 314 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Nick Jr., VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5, Milkshake!, Telefe, Colors, Paramount Channel, TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick Music, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, BET Her, BET Gospel, and BET Hip Hop, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires, and distributes motion pictures, television programming, and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films, and BET Films brands. It exhibits motion pictures theatrically through home entertainment, licensing to television and digital platforms, and ancillary activities, as well as DVDs and Blu-ray discs, TVOD, pay television, SVOD, cable, and free television; and airlines and hotels. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Cable & other pay television services
Sub-IndustryMovies & Entertainment
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VIAB



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$12.94 billion
Cash Flow$16.8497 per share
Book Value$19.17 per share


Net Income$1.72 billion


Market Cap$11.74 billion

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Viacom's stock symbol?

Viacom trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VIAB."

How often does Viacom pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Viacom?

Viacom declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, April 1st. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. View Viacom's Dividend History.

How were Viacom's earnings last quarter?

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) released its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 5th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $3.09 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.12 billion. Viacom had a net margin of 11.60% and a return on equity of 23.34%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.03 EPS. View Viacom's Earnings History.

When is Viacom's next earnings date?

Viacom is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Viacom.

What price target have analysts set for VIAB?

15 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Viacom's stock. Their forecasts range from $30.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect Viacom's share price to reach $34.5385 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Viacom.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Viacom?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Viacom in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Viacom.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Viacom stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Viacom stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Viacom is benefiting from turnaround in Paramount and MTV divisions, expanding digital presence and international strength. These were evident from the impressive first-quarter fiscal 2019 results. Both earnings and revenues increased on a year-over-year basis. Paramount has a strong slate of releases for 2019 that will boost Filmed Entertainment revenues. This along with Viacom’s focus on expanding digital and studio production businesses and solid Advanced Marketing Solutions offerings are expected to drive top-line growth. Moreover, positive impact of costs savings is expected to drive operating profit growth. However, shares have underperformed the industry in the past year. Declining domestic advertisement revenues remain a major concern. Moreover, a leveraged balance sheet is a headwind." (2/9/2019)
  • 2. Cfra analysts commented, "We expect consolidated revenues to decline 2.7% in FY 18 (Sep.), partly reflecting a mid-single-digit decline in domestic affiliate revenues (on rate resets, reduced streaming revenues, and subscriber declines) versus a continued strong growth in international affiliate revenues." (6/27/2018)

Has Viacom been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about VIAB stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Viacom earned a news impact score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Viacom?

Viacom saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,031,705 shares, an increase of 15.2% from the January 15th total of 16,516,682 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,281,978 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.4 days. View Viacom's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Viacom's key competitors?

Who are Viacom's key executives?

Viacom's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Robert Marc Bakish, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 55)
  • Mr. Wade Cullen Davis, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)
  • Ms. Christa A. D'Alimonte, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 50)
  • Ms. Doretha F. Lea, Exec. VP of Global Gov. Relations (Age 54)
  • Mr. Scott Morgan Mills, Pres of BET Networks (Age 51)

Who are Viacom's major shareholders?

Viacom's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.85%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.63%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.35%), Northern Trust Corp (1.34%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.33%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.28%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Viacom.

Which major investors are selling Viacom stock?

VIAB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Contrarius Investment Management Ltd, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., Prudential PLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., S. Muoio & CO. LLC and Jennison Associates LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viacom.

Which major investors are buying Viacom stock?

VIAB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Northern Trust Corp, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Strs Ohio and Chartwell Investment Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viacom.

How do I buy shares of Viacom?

Shares of VIAB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Viacom's stock price today?

One share of VIAB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.15.

How big of a company is Viacom?

Viacom has a market capitalization of $11.74 billion and generates $12.94 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.72 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.12 on an earnings per share basis. Viacom employs 10,400 workers across the globe.

What is Viacom's official website?

The official website for Viacom is

How can I contact Viacom?

Viacom's mailing address is 1515 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY, 10036. The company can be reached via phone at 212-258-6000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Viacom (NASDAQ VIAB)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  723 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  751 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,474
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Viacom and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VIAB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VIAB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/17/2019 by Staff

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