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

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$28.57 -0.51 (-1.75 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$29.08
Today's Range$28.52 - $29.47
52-Week Range$26.56 - $35.55
Volume4.23 million shs
Average Volume3.81 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.89 billion
P/E Ratio6.93
Dividend Yield2.71%
Beta1.42
Viacom, Inc. operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events, and social media experiences. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers through approximately 300 locally programmed and operated TV channels, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, SPIKE, VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5, 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, and MTV Films brands. This segment exhibits motion pictures theatrically through home entertainment, licensing to television and digital platforms, and ancillary activities. The company releases its content through DVDs, Blu-ray discs, transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, pay television, cable television, free television, and free video-on-demand, as well as airlines and hotels. Viacom, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Cable & other pay television services
Sub-IndustryMovies & Entertainment
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VIAB
Previous Symbol
CUSIP92553P20
Phone212-258-6000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.27
Current Ratio1.50
Quick Ratio1.28

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio6.93
Forward P/E Ratio6.69
P/E Growth1.08

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$12.94 billion
Price / Sales0.89
Cash Flow$15.9609 per share
Price / Cash Flow1.79
Book Value$18.52 per share
Price / Book1.54

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.12
Net Income$1.72 billion
Net Margins13.28%
Return on Equity23.68%
Return on Assets7.15%

Miscellaneous

Employees10,400
Outstanding Shares402,870,000
Market Cap$11.89 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 Friday, November 16th. Investors of record on Monday, December 17th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 14th. View Viacom's Dividend History.

How were Viacom's earnings last quarter?

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November, 16th. The company reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $3.49 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.37 billion. Viacom had a net margin of 13.28% and a return on equity of 23.68%. Viacom'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 Thursday, February 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Viacom.

What price target have analysts set for VIAB?

23 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Viacom's shares. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $40.00. On average, they anticipate Viacom's share price to reach $34.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Viacom.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Viacom?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Viacom in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 16 hold ratings and 5 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?

News stories about VIAB stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Viacom earned a media sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Viacom?

Viacom saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 17,021,598 shares, an increase of 19.5% from the October 31st total of 14,248,182 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,279,624 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.0 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 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc (9.44%), BlackRock Inc. (6.78%), Capital Research Global Investors (6.40%), AQR Capital Management LLC (1.74%), Capital World Investors (1.36%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.35%). 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Capital International Investors, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, American International Group Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC and Oldfield Partners LLP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viacom.

Which institutional investors are buying Viacom stock?

VIAB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Panagora Asset Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Capital World Investors, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, AQR Capital Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 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 $28.57.

How big of a company is Viacom?

Viacom has a market capitalization of $11.89 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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  703 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  735 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,438
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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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