Earnings Analysis Of Viacom, Inc. (VIAB)

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Trading volume for Viacom, Inc. was 6.84 Million in its previous trading session. According to the Analysts, the Low Estimate Earnings of the current Quarter is $-0.37 whereas, High Estimate is $-0.22. The firm owned 66,013,793 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 716,486 shares during the period. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $34.85. RBC Capital Markets maintained Viacom, Inc.

"In the quarter, Viacom aggressively drove progress on our strategic plan, delivering improvements in our business and positioning the Company for the future", said CEO Bob Bakish. The company reported the earnings of $0.77/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.86/share. Oldfield Partners LLP grew its stake in Viacom by 25.6% in the 4th quarter. Comparatively, VIAB posted earnings of $0.99 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. Taking short look on returns of the firm, net profit margin recorded as 43.90% while operating profit margin was 21.00%, whereas price to sale ratio stands at 1.00 and it indicates how much investor paid for a share compared to the sales a company generated per share. The stock had a trading volume of 11,727,662 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,310,000. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in Viacom by 6.1% during the 3rd quarter. The stock price increased 30.02% in three months and dipped -8.13% for the last six months trading period. Institutional investors own 78.74% of the company's stock.

More notable recent Viacom, Inc. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) for the trailing twelve months paying dividend with the payout ratio of 17.16% to its shareholders.

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Analysts on average have given a price target of $31.44 to Viacom, Inc. To see the ratio analysis, the debt to equity ratio appeared as 1.84 for seeing its liquidity position. The company's revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter past year.

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) now has a "Hold" signals on Composite indicators by TrendSpotter. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.04/share and a low EPS of $0.8/share.

Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at 36.30%.

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Viacom executives during a morning earnings conference call chose not to answer questions from analysts on its exploration of a possible merger with CBS Corp., which the companies recently announced. BidaskClub downgraded Viacom from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Monday. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNP in report on Friday, October 23 with "Outperform" rating. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The firm has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 22. If you are viewing this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright and trademark laws.

Media stories about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis.

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