NASDAQ:VIAB - Viacom, Inc. Class B Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$32.59 +0.22 (+0.68 %)
(As of 09/25/2018 01:40 AM ET)
Previous Close$32.37
Today's Range$32.00 - $32.64
52-Week Range$22.13 - $35.55
Volume3.32 million shs
Average Volume3.59 million shs
Market Capitalization$13.04 billion
P/E Ratio8.64
Dividend Yield2.51%
Viacom, Inc. Class B logoViacom, 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.42
Current Ratio1.69
Quick Ratio1.41


Trailing P/E Ratio8.64
Forward P/E Ratio7.97
P/E Growth1.21

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$13.26 billion
Price / Sales0.99
Cash Flow$16.2139 per share
Price / Cash2.01
Book Value$15.21 per share
Price / Book2.14


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.77
Net Income$1.87 billion
Net Margins15.65%
Return on Equity23.53%
Return on Assets6.77%


Outstanding Shares402,860,000
Market Cap$13.04 billion

Viacom, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:VIAB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Viacom, Inc. Class B's stock symbol?

Viacom, Inc. Class B trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VIAB."

How often does Viacom, Inc. Class B pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Viacom, Inc. Class B?

Viacom, Inc. Class B announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 14th. View Viacom, Inc. Class B's Dividend History.

How were Viacom, Inc. Class B's earnings last quarter?

Viacom, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:VIAB) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 9th. The company reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.11. The company earned $3.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.27 billion. Viacom, Inc. Class B had a net margin of 15.65% and a return on equity of 23.53%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.17 earnings per share. View Viacom, Inc. Class B's Earnings History.

When is Viacom, Inc. Class B's next earnings date?

Viacom, Inc. Class B is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 15th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Viacom, Inc. Class B.

What price target have analysts set for VIAB?

25 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Viacom, Inc. Class B's stock. Their forecasts range from $24.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect Viacom, Inc. Class B's share price to reach $33.80 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Viacom, Inc. Class B.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Viacom, Inc. Class B?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Viacom, Inc. Class B in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 17 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Viacom, Inc. Class B.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Viacom, Inc. Class B stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Viacom, Inc. Class B stock:
  • 1. 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)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Viacom have outperformed its industry in the past three months. Ushering in further good news, the company reported better-than-expected earnings per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2018. Results were aided by the company's strong performance on the international front. International revenues increased 18% and 6% at its two units — Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment, respectively.  We are also impressed by Viacom's efforts to revive its fortunes. Moreover, if the merger between Viacom and CBS materialize then the deal might benefit the former with cost synergies, among other factors. However, we remain concerned about the decline in domestic affiliate revenues due to the loss of subscribers. For 2018, the company expects domestic affiliate revenues to decline at the low end of mid-single-digits. Declining domestic advertisement revenues raise concerns as well." (2/13/2018)

Who are some of Viacom, Inc. Class B's key competitors?

Who are Viacom, Inc. Class B's key executives?

Viacom, Inc. Class B'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, Inc. Class B's major shareholders?

Viacom, Inc. Class B's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.31%), Oldfield Partners LLP (1.25%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.21%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.21%), Northern Trust Corp (1.12%) and Contrarius Investment Management Ltd (1.11%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Viacom, Inc. Class B.

Which major investors are selling Viacom, Inc. Class B stock?

VIAB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of America Corp DE, Oldfield Partners LLP, FMR LLC, FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC World Markets Inc. and S. Muoio & CO. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viacom, Inc. Class B.

Which major investors are buying Viacom, Inc. Class B stock?

VIAB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Rothschild Asset Management Inc., Contrarius Investment Management Ltd, BlackRock Inc., Federated Investors Inc. PA, Mackay Shields LLC, Tobam and Standard Life Aberdeen plc. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viacom, Inc. Class B.

How do I buy shares of Viacom, Inc. Class B?

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, Inc. Class B's stock price today?

One share of VIAB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.59.

How big of a company is Viacom, Inc. Class B?

Viacom, Inc. Class B has a market capitalization of $13.04 billion and generates $13.26 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.87 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.77 on an earnings per share basis. Viacom, Inc. Class B employs 10,750 workers across the globe.

What is Viacom, Inc. Class B's official website?

The official website for Viacom, Inc. Class B is

How can I contact Viacom, Inc. Class B?

Viacom, Inc. Class B'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, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ VIAB)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  685 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  718 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,403
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Viacom, Inc. Class B 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 9/25/2018 by Staff

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