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

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$30.08 +0.29 (+0.97 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.08
Today's Range$29.71 - $30.38
52-Week Range$23.31 - $34.58
Volume3.50 million shs
Average Volume3.48 million shs
Market Capitalization$12.00 billion
P/E Ratio7.30
Dividend Yield2.69%
Beta1.41
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
CUSIP92553P20
Phone212-258-6000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$12.94 billion
Cash Flow$16.7111 per share
Book Value$18.52 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.72 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees10,400
Market Cap$12.00 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 17th. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 14th. View Viacom's Dividend History.

How were Viacom's earnings last quarter?

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November, 16th. The company reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $3.49 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.37 billion. Viacom had a net margin of 13.28% and a return on equity of 23.68%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.77 earnings per share. View Viacom's Earnings History.

When is Viacom's next earnings date?

Viacom is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Viacom.

How can I listen to Viacom's earnings call?

Viacom will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 5th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8774516152.

What price target have analysts set for VIAB?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Viacom's stock. Their forecasts range from $30.00 to $40.00. On average, they anticipate Viacom's share price to reach $34.4737 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Viacom.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Viacom?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Viacom in the last year. There are currently 15 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’s effort to revive its fortunes is driving its shares, which have outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. The company is benefiting from increasing household subscriber growth in international business, driven by new channel launches in the United Kingdom and Poland. Additionally, Turnaround in Paramount and MTV divisions, expanding digital presence and international strength are key positives. The increase in audience for the flagship brands is another positive. Moreover, the operational efficiency of the company is reflected in its cost savings, which is anticipated to drive bottom-line growth. However, declining domestic affiliate and advertisement revenues remains a major concern." (10/15/2018)
  • 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 headlines about VIAB stock have been trending extremely positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Viacom earned a daily sentiment score of 4.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 54)
  • Mr. Wade Cullen Davis, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Ms. Christa A. D'Alimonte, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49)
  • Ms. Doretha F. Lea, Exec. VP of Global Gov. Relations (Age 53)
  • Mr. Scott Morgan Mills, Pres of BET Networks (Age 50)

Who are Viacom's major shareholders?

Viacom's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Denali Advisors LLC (0.10%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.08%), Granite Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%) and Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.02%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Viacom.

Which institutional investors are selling Viacom stock?

VIAB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Granite Investment Advisors LLC, First Hawaiian Bank, Boston Advisors LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Oakbrook Investments LLC and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viacom.

Which institutional investors are buying Viacom stock?

VIAB stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Polianta Ltd, KAMES CAPITAL plc, DNB Asset Management AS, Denali Advisors LLC, Virtu Financial LLC, QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $30.08.

How big of a company is Viacom?

Viacom has a market capitalization of $12.00 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 http://www.viacom.com.

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:  712 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  741 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,453
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 1/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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