VIA - Viacom, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
32.35
+0.05 (+0.15%)
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Previous Close32.30
Open32.44
Bid30.00 x 800
Ask35.10 x 1300
Day's Range32.20 - 32.65
52 Week Range28.20 - 42.55
Volume18,329
Avg. Volume32,034
Market Cap11.196B
Beta1.38
PE Ratio (TTM)6.46
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.80 (2.26%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-03-14
1y Target EstN/A
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  • CBS-Viacom battle continues
    CNBC Videos7 days ago

    CBS-Viacom battle continues

    Stephen Battaglio, Los Angels Times reporter, and Edmund Lee, Recode managing editor, weigh in on the feud between Shari Redstone and CBS.

  • Forbes16 hours ago

    Box Office: 'Book Club' And 'Life Of The Party' Hold Strong, 'Show Dogs' Stays Dead

    Paramount/Viacom Inc.’s Book Club earned $9.45 million (-30%) in its second Fri-Sun frame, giving the adult-skewing romcom a $31.8m ten-day cume and a likely $34m 11-day total. Of note, A) Mary Steenburgen is still super-duper hot, B) Andy Garcia is still super-duper hot and C) the film is quite charming when it's not essentially pretending that E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy invented unconventional sex. Dare we hope Action Point kicks a little butt next weekend?

  • Forbes2 days ago

    Box Office: 'Book Club' Holds, 'Show Dogs' Stays Dead, 'Black Panther' Turns 100-Days Old

    Of note, A) Mary Steenburgen is still super-duper hot, B) Andy Garcia is still super-duper hot and C) the film is quite charming when it's not essentially pretending that E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy invented unconventional sex. Couple that with A Quiet Place and its $300m+ global (and $180m+ domestic) cume, and Paramount is currently batting two-for-two for the first time in ages. The $30m Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. and New Line comedy should earn around $5.1m (-33%) over the Fri-Sun weekend for a $6.45m Fri-Mon haul and $40.4m 18-day total.

  • How Wall Street Views CBS’s Conflict with the Redstone Family
    Market Realist3 days ago

    How Wall Street Views CBS’s Conflict with the Redstone Family

    CBS (CBS) rejects the idea of being forced into a merger with Viacom (VIA) (VIAB). To demonstrate its distaste for the idea, CBS’s board of directors passed a symbolic vote to cut the voting power of the Redstone family. The vote was symbolic because the Redstone family had amended the company’s bylaws to require 90% of board members to approve a resolution to dilute its voting power.

  • Viacom (VIAB) Down 12.8% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?
    Zacks3 days ago

    Viacom (VIAB) Down 12.8% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

    Viacom (VIAB) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • BET Networks chief Debra Lee steps down
    American City Business Journals3 days ago

    BET Networks chief Debra Lee steps down

    BET Networks chief Debra Lee’s departure is just the latest executive change made at a Viacom Inc. network since Bob Bakish took over as president and CEO 17 months ago.

  • Forbes4 days ago

    'Bumblebee' Could Be The End Of The Line For 'Transformers' Movies

    As noted by The Hollywood Reporter yesterday, Paramount/Viacom Inc. has pulled the seventh Transformers movie from its schedule. The untitled (and purely theoretical) follow-up to this Christmas's Bumblebee (an 80's-set prequel starring Hailee Steinfeld and directed by Travis Knight) was intended to come out on June 28, 2019. It was slotted there way back in Feb. of 2016 right as Paramount scheduled Transformers: The Last Knight for June 23, 2017 which caused WB to move Wonder Woman to June 1.

  • Forbes4 days ago

    Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Tops $1.85 Billion Worldwide

    Avengers: Infinity War ranked third yesterday on the daily box office charts, as Book Club made just a few more bucks on its sixth day of domestic release. Of note, A) Mary Steenburgen is still super-duper hot, B) Andy Garcia is still super-duper hot and C) the film is quite charming when it's not essentially pretending that E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy invented unconventional sex. When you discount Titanic's 2012 3D reissue, which gave it another $57m domestic and $243m overseas for a new $2.187 billion global cume, Avengers: Infinity War's current over/under $1.855b cume is above Titanic's $600m 1997/1998 domestic gross and the James Cameron film's initial $1.8b global gross.

  • Looking into Comcast’s First-Quarter Capital Spending
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Looking into Comcast’s First-Quarter Capital Spending

    Comcast (CMCSA) has been investing in enhancing its network capacity, improving its investments in line extensions, and improving its spending on infrastructure and theme parks. As expected by Comcast’s management, its capex fell 5% to $2.0 billion in the first quarter due to a lower level of capex on CPE (customer premises equipment).

  • Twitter Is Accelerating Its Pursuit of Influencer Marketing Budgets
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Twitter Is Accelerating Its Pursuit of Influencer Marketing Budgets

    Fresh from reporting strong first-quarter financial results, Twitter (TWTR) unveiled more than 30 new video partnerships at the annual NewFront event in New York. Twitter also took the opportunity at the NewFront annual marketing conference to announce new influencer marketing programs. Additionally, Twitter is launching a program to help brands create live marketing content by tapping into the pool of talents available under Niche.

  • Motley Fool4 days ago

    What Hyperfragmentation Means for Retail

    Companies like Amazon are consolidating like crazy while niche players fragment to an unprecedented degree.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Viacom's SpongeBob keeps rights to 'Krusty Krab' restaurant name

    Aye, aye, captain: the rights to The Krusty Krab, the greasy spoon featured in the popular children's TV series "SpongeBob SquarePants," belong to Viacom Inc and not to a Texas restaurateur hoping to open a seafood chain with that name. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 on Tuesday that Viacom deserves trademark protection for The Krusty Krab, and that IJR Capital Investments LLC and its owner Javier Ramos cannot use it for their restaurants.

  • Benzinga7 days ago

    CBS Is A Buy Amid M&A Uncertainty, Bernstein Says In Upgrade

    CBS' boardroom drama was action-packed last week, starting with CBS' parent company National Amusements on Wednesday changing the TV company's bylaws to require a supermajority of 90 percent of board votes to issue a special stock dividend, which would dilute the existing structure. A Delaware court denied CBS' attempt to proceed with a special stock dividend on Thursday — but the board met anyway and voted 11-3 to proceed in a symbolic vote. The special stock dividend "almost certainly won't happen," but at the very least the vote shows the "overwhelming" board support for such a move Juenger said in the upgrade note.

  • 'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M
    Associated Press7 days ago

    'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever ...

  • Forbes9 days ago

    Friday Box Office: 'Book Club' Nabs $4.7M, 'Show Dogs' Bombs

    In new release news that isn’t Deadpool 2, Paramount/Viacom Inc.’s Book Club pulled an okay $4.73 million on its first day of release. The adult-skewing comedy, about four older women (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) who rediscover their sexuality via exposure to 50 Shades of Grey, cost just $10m to produce. The hope is that older audiences will slowly make their way to the theaters over the next month.

  • Barrons.com9 days ago

    [$$] With a Merger Unlikely, CBS Looks Like a Bargain

    Review | Preview CBS is known for its must-see dramas, but this can’t quite be what CEO Leslie Moonves had in mind. Shari Redstone, the controlling shareholder of both companies, hopes that still-strong CBS can rescue Viacom, whose cable networks’ ratings have plummeted in recent years. Viacom is trading at just 6.4 times earnings-per-share estimates for the next 12 months, making it the fifth cheapest stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

  • Associated Press9 days ago

    Dismissal upheld in suit over Viacom payments to Redstone

    Delaware's Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit challenging Viacom Inc.'s payment of more than $13 million in compensation to company founder and former chairman Sumner Redstone. The court on Friday affirmed a judge's dismissal of a suit alleging that Viacom's directors approved payments to Redstone from 2014 to 2016 when the ailing billionaire media mogul was incapacitated and incapable of doing his job. The judge said the claims were released as part of a 2016 settlement resolving three other lawsuits involving control of Viacom and the composition of its board.

  • Investopedia10 days ago

    CBS Board Votes to Curb Redstones' Power

    CBS Corp.’s (CBS) board of directors voted to reduce the Redstone family’s control by issuing a dividend that dilutes their holdings, but for now that vote is symbolic. CBS is under control of National Amusements Inc. (NAI), which is owned by Shari Redstone, who serves as president, and her family. The share dilution reduces National Amusements’ voting power from its preferred stock to 20% from 79%, but would not reduce the interest of the average shareholder.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    CBS votes to end Redstone control but must take battle to court

    The board approved 11-3 a special dividend that would cut the Redstone family's stake to about 20 percent from 80 percent, CBS said in a statement. Redstone has long favored reuniting the companies that split in 2005, but she has run into objections from CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves.

  • CNBC10 days ago

    CBS fight is 'the beginning of the end' of dual-share structures, says former NBCUniversal CEO

    Dual-share structures can be helpful at the advent of a company, so "the guys that built it can protect the company for a while," said former NBCUniversal CEO Bob Wright. "This is probably going to go down in history as the beginning of the end of that whole type of ownership," Wright said. "There's no benefit that Shari [Redstone] is bringing to the table with 10 percent ownership and trying to control all the board.

  • CNBC10 days ago

    CBS chief Les Moonves and Shari Redstone are 'two scorpions in a bottle' who need each other

    A demand letter sent last year by Moonves to Redstone is playing out in the boardroom battle, says the New Yorker columnist. The issues stem from Redstone's efforts to try to reunite CBS with Viacom on terms rejected by Moonves. A demand letter sent last year by CBS CBS chief Leslie Moonves to controlling shareholder Shari Redstone is playing out in the boardroom battle for control of the media giant, best-selling author Ken Auletta told CNBC on Friday.

  • The Wall Street Journal10 days ago

    Dealpolitik: CBS Directors Play a Subtle Game in Viacom Battle

    went to war with National Amusements Inc. in a courtroom, where on Thursday CBS lost the first battle. It’s a transaction Shari Redstone, the principal behind NAI, has long sought, but a committee of independent directors of CBS is not enamored with. What triggered the court battle and the extraordinary attempt to strip control from NAI is CBS’s concern that NAI will use its voting power to replace the directors who stand in its way.

  • The Wall Street Journal10 days ago

    [$$] CBS Board Defies Shari Redstone

    CBS Corp. and its controlling shareholder National Amusements Inc. are so entrenched in a power struggle that they can’t even agree on the outcome of a board vote. On Thursday, CBS said its board voted to strip National Amusements President Shari Redstone and her family of their voting control over the media company. CBS said the 11 of the 14 board members not affiliated with National Amusements supported the proposal.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    CBS votes to end Redstone control but must take battle to court

    The board approved 11-3 a special dividend that would cut the Redstone family's stake to about 20 percent from 80 percent, CBS said in a statement. Redstone has long favoured reuniting the companies that split in 2005, but she has run into objections from CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves.

  • CBS votes to end Redstone control, needs court approval
    Reuters10 days ago

    CBS votes to end Redstone control, needs court approval

    By Tom Hals and Jessica Toonkel (Reuters) - CBS Corp's board on Thursday voted to end Shari Redstone's control of the company, a move aimed at stopping a merger between CBS and sister company Viacom Inc ...