NYSE:CBS - CBS Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $51.69 +0.77 (+1.51 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$51.69Today's Range$50.5960 - $51.695052-Week Range$41.38 - $59.59Volume3.41 million shsAverage Volume2.69 million shsMarket Capitalization$19.28 billionP/E Ratio9.79Dividend Yield1.41%Beta1.32 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, and Local Media. The Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and/or distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; produces, acquires, and distributes theatrical motion pictures; and digital streaming services. The Cable Networks segment offers subscription program services, such as original series, theatrical feature films, documentaries, boxing and other sports-related programming, and special events. This segment also operates CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable program service that provides college sports and related content; and Smithsonian Networks, which operates a channel featuring cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs. The Publishing segment publishes and distributes adult and children's consumer books in printed, digital, and audio formats; develops special imprints and publishes titles based on the products of the company, as well as that of third parties; and distributes products for other publishers. This segment also delivers content; and promotes its products on its Websites, social media, and general Internet sites, as well as those related to individual titles. The Local Media segment owns 29 broadcast television stations; and operates local Websites, including content from the company's television stations. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Receive CBS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CBS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Television broadcasting stations Sub-IndustryBroadcasting SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNYSE:CBS Previous Symbol CUSIP12485720 CIK813828 Webwww.cbscorporation.com Phone212-975-4321Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.38 Current Ratio1.48 Quick Ratio1.04Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.79 Forward P/E Ratio9.15 P/E Growth0.65 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.51 billion Price / Sales1.33 Cash Flow$5.9896 per share Price / Cash Flow8.63 Book Value$7.52 per share Price / Book6.87Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.19 Net Income$1.96 billion Net Margins13.50% Return on Equity83.61% Return on Assets9.43%Miscellaneous Employees12,700 Outstanding Shares372,970,000Market Cap$19.28 billion Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable CBS (NYSE:CBS) Frequently Asked Questions What is CBS's stock symbol? CBS trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CBS." How often does CBS pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CBS? CBS declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 11th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share on Monday, April 1st. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 8th. View CBS's Dividend History. How were CBS's earnings last quarter? CBS Co. (NYSE:CBS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 14th. The media conglomerate reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.03. The media conglomerate earned $4.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.13 billion. CBS had a return on equity of 83.61% and a net margin of 13.50%. CBS's revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.20 EPS. View CBS's Earnings History. When is CBS's next earnings date? CBS is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for CBS. What price target have analysts set for CBS? 21 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for CBS's shares. Their predictions range from $53.00 to $79.00. On average, they expect CBS's stock price to reach $64.0972 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for CBS. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for CBS? 21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CBS in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for CBS. What are Wall Street analysts saying about CBS stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CBS stock: 1. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We are confident in current management to achieve its stated goals and drive shareholder value." (2/19/2019) 2. Imperial Capital analysts commented, "We remain comfortable with the Coach brand’s global +LSD% comp sales growth trajectory. At retail, we note 3 supportive factors: 1) the recent Selena Gomez capsule that spanned across categories (handbags, ready-to-wear; September), 2) global excitement around the new higher-end Dreamer bag ($495; August), and 3) last fiscal year’s Signature re-launch (don’t lap this until 3Q). In outlets, the new Edit bag sits in the ‘best’ classification within the outlet product pyramid and reflects an increasing focus on improving outlet AUR with innovation at the high-end. In terms of KPIs, conversion remains the largest opportunity overall, aided by the filling in of product gaps, particularly in the $300-$500 handbag bucket." (11/5/2018) 3. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "We continue to believe CBS represents the best standalone content play remaining on the market and would not be surprised if a bid emerges before the stand-still expires." (11/2/2018) 4. According to Zacks Investment Research, "CBS is benefiting from strong demand for content, rise in retransmission rates and expansion of direct-to-consumer business. Additionally, several strategic deals with Sinclair, AT&T, Nexstar and others have positioned CBS favorably, enabling it to meet retransmission targets much ahead of schedule. Moreover, the company has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 4.53%. For the third quarter, CBS expects Local Media revenues to increase at a double-digit rate as mid-term elections are coming closer. However, currency fluctuations and higher expenditure for original programming might prove to be a drag. Shares have underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis." (10/26/2018) Has CBS been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about CBS stock has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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 nearest to five being the most favorable. CBS earned a news impact score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the media conglomerate a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of CBS's key competitors? Some companies that are related to CBS include SKY (SKYAY), CBS (CBS.A), Liberty Media Formula One Series C (FWONK), Liberty Media Formula One Series B (FWONB), Liberty Media Formula One Series A (FWONA), Grupo Televisa SAB (TV), Nexstar Media Group (NXST), PROSIEBENSAT 1/ADR (PBSFY), Tribune (TRCO), Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI), TEGNA (TGNA), Gray Television (GTN), Television Francaise 1 (TVFCF), E. W. Scripps (SSP) and Gray Television (GTN.A). What other stocks do shareholders of CBS own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other CBS investors own include Intel (INTC), Walt Disney (DIS), Bank of America (BAC), AT&T (T), Citigroup (C), Verizon Communications (VZ), Netflix (NFLX), Starbucks (SBUX), Tesla (TSLA) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). Who are CBS's key executives? CBS's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Joseph R. Ianniello, Pres & Acting CEO (Age 51)Mr. Lawrence P. Tu, Sr. EVP & Chief Legal Officer (Age 65)Mr. Anthony G. Ambrosio, Consultant (Age 58)Ms. Jo Ann Ross, Pres of Sales & Chief Advter. Revenue OfficerMs. Christina Spade, Exec. VP & CFO Who are CBS's major shareholders? CBS's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Investec Asset Management LTD (1.00%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.88%), Sound Shore Management Inc. CT (0.77%), Baupost Group LLC MA (0.68%), Shapiro Capital Management LLC (0.65%) and Focused Investors LLC (0.64%). Company insiders that own CBS stock include Anthony G Ambrosio, Arnold Kopelson, Bruce S Gordon, Charles K Gifford, Eugene Beukman, Gil D Schwartz, Jonathan Anschell, Joseph R Ianniello and Leslie Moonves. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CBS. Which major investors are selling CBS stock? CBS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Shapiro Capital Management LLC, Stifel Financial Corp, Premier Asset Management LLC, Focused Investors LLC, Prudential PLC, Weiss Multi Strategy Advisers LLC and Kimelman & Baird LLC. Company insiders that have sold CBS company stock in the last year include Anthony G Ambrosio, Gil D Schwartz, Jonathan Anschell, Joseph R Ianniello and Leslie Moonves. View Insider Buying and Selling for CBS. Which major investors are buying CBS stock? CBS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Baupost Group LLC MA, State Treasurer State of Michigan, APG Asset Management N.V., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Squarepoint Ops LLC, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Legal & General Group Plc and Principal Financial Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for CBS. How do I buy shares of CBS? Shares of CBS 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 CBS's stock price today? One share of CBS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.69. How big of a company is CBS? CBS has a market capitalization of $19.28 billion and generates $14.51 billion in revenue each year. The media conglomerate earns $1.96 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.19 on an earnings per share basis. CBS employs 12,700 workers across the globe. What is CBS's official website? The official website for CBS is http://www.cbscorporation.com. How can I contact CBS? CBS's mailing address is 51 WEST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10019. The media conglomerate can be reached via phone at 212-975-4321 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for CBS (NYSE CBS)Community Ranking: 3.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,273 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 529 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,802MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about CBS and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CBS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CBS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a put option?