Important metrics that needs attention before buying this stock: Viacom, Inc. (VIAB)

Evrard Martin
Juillet 20, 2017

Suntrust Banks Inc. raised its stake in Viacom by 0.5% in the first quarter.

Headlines about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Investors will get a clear idea on how much they can earn per share on each of the outstanding shares of common stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.59% of Viacom worth $110,293,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 11,781 shares of the company's stock valued at $549,000 after buying an additional 76 shares during the last quarter. SOL Capital Management CO now owns 24,196 shares of the company's stock worth $1,128,000 after buying an additional 750 shares during the last quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Viacom during the first quarter worth about $373,000. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 2,616 shares of the company's stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 225 shares during the last quarter. Year to Date (YTD) performance of Viacom, Inc.

Viacom, Inc. closed its last trading session at $35.32 with the gain of 0.4%.

The simple 20 day moving average for Viacom, 1.76% and the simple 200-day moving average is at -9.83%. The company has a market capitalization of $14.03 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.55 and a beta of 1.57.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.2/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 33.9%.

Talking about profitability of the company, the profit margin percentage is 9.32% while its operating margin for the trailing twelve month is at 20.65%.

26 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter, analysts estimated mean sale target of 3358.27 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 3625 million and 3056.15 million respectively.

Stock market analysts watching Viacom Inc.

05/15/2017 - Viacom Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Barrington Research.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were paid a $0.20 dividend.

Viacom Inc Cl B (NASDAQ:VIAB) shows a Forward Annual Dividend Rate of $1 and Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 2.83% according to MorningStar Inc. Viacom's dividend payout ratio is now 26.40%.

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Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) will report its next earnings on Aug 03 AMC.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Finally, Guggenheim restated a "buy" rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Viacom in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Rosenblatt Securities assumed coverage on shares of Viacom in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th.

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. FBR & Co lifted their target price on shares of Viacom from $45.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock a "mkt perform" rating in a research note on Monday, April 10th. They now have a United States dollars 29 price target on the stock.

Viacom Inc. offers global media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content.

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