NASDAQ:VIAB - Viacom Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $31.42 -1.57 (-4.76 %) (As of 11/20/2018 09:00 AM ET)Previous Close$32.99Today's Range$31.21 - $33.3452-Week Range$25.91 - $35.55Volume5.55 million shsAverage Volume4.83 million shsMarket Capitalization$13.29 billionP/E Ratio7.63Dividend Yield2.42%Beta1.4 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive VIAB News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VIAB and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Cable & other pay television services Sub-IndustryMovies & Entertainment SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNASDAQ:VIAB Previous Symbol CUSIP92553P20 Webwww.viacom.com Phone212-258-6000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.27 Current Ratio1.50 Quick Ratio1.28 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.63 Forward P/E Ratio7.09 P/E Growth1.14 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$12.94 billion Price / Sales0.98 Cash Flow$15.71 per share Price / Cash2.00 Book Value$18.53 per share Price / Book1.70 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 Employees10,750 Outstanding Shares402,860,000Market Cap$13.29 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 paid 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 2.55%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 14th. View Viacom's Dividend History. How were Viacom's earnings last quarter? Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November, 16th. The company reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.04. The business earned $3.49 billion during 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 company's revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.77 EPS. 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? 22 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Viacom's stock. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $40.00. On average, they anticipate Viacom's stock price to reach $34.1765 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.8% 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 2 sell ratings, 16 hold ratings and 4 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 coverage about VIAB stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Viacom? Viacom saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 14,248,182 shares, an increase of 15.4% from the October 15th total of 12,344,597 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,885,823 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.9 days. View Viacom's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Viacom's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Viacom include Rogers Communications (RCI), Liberty Global (LBTYB), Liberty Global (LBTYA), Liberty Global (LBTYK), Discovery Communications (DISCA), DISH Network (DISH), Liberty Broadband Corp Series A (LBRDA), Liberty Broadband Corp Series C (LBRDK), Discovery Inc Series C (DISCK), Altice USA (ATUS), Qurate Retail Inc Series B (QRTEB), Shaw Communications (SJR), ITV PLC/ADR (ITVPY), Cable One (CABO) and Roku (ROKU). 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.78%), Capital Research Global Investors (6.40%), AQR Capital Management LLC (1.74%), Capital World Investors (1.36%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.35%) and Panagora Asset Management Inc. (1.19%). 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Capital International Investors, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, American International Group Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, FMR LLC, Oldfield Partners LLP and AXA. 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 Panagora Asset Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Capital World Investors, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, AQR Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Wells Fargo & Company MN. 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 $31.42. How big of a company is Viacom? Viacom has a market capitalization of $13.29 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 10,750 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 699 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 732 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,431MarketBeat'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 11/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the benefits of buying treasury bonds?