VIA - Viacom, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Delayed Price. Currency in USD
33.05
-0.10 (-0.30%)
As of 3:30PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close33.15
Open33.35
Bid33.00 x 1100
Ask33.45 x 1000
Day's Range33.00 - 33.45
52 Week Range28.20 - 42.55
Volume13,258
Avg. Volume31,820
Market Cap11.035B
Beta1.38
PE Ratio (TTM)6.60
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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  • Reuters1 minute 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. Circuit Judge Priscilla Owen wrote that Viacom proved that diners would likely be confused if IJR used the name The Krusty Krab, the restaurant located in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom where SpongeBob works as a fry cook.

  • Benzingayesterday

    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 Press2 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 ...

  • Forbes3 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.com4 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 Press4 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.

  • Investopedia4 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.

  • Reuters4 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.

  • CNBC4 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.

  • CNBC4 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 Journal4 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 Journal5 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.

  • Reuters5 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
    Reuters5 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 ...

  • CBS, Redstones Face Court Fight Over Control of Media Giant
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    CBS, Redstones Face Court Fight Over Control of Media Giant

    It’s now up to a Delaware judge to decide the future of CBS Corp., owner of the most popular TV network in the U.S. CBS’s board voted Thursday to strip National Amusement Inc. of its controlling stake in the company by diluting its share of voting power. Unable to resolve this tug of war on their own, the two sides will now ask a judge to decide who has control over CBS -- its board of directors or the Redstone family.

  • CBS Faces Court Fight With Redstones Over Control of Media Giant
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    CBS Faces Court Fight With Redstones Over Control of Media Giant

    It’s now up to a Delaware judge to decide the future of CBS Corp., owner of the most popular TV network in the U.S. CBS’s board voted Thursday to strip National Amusement Inc. of its controlling stake in the company by diluting its share of voting power. Unable to resolve this tug of war on their own, the two sides will now ask a judge to decide who has control over CBS -- its board of directors or the Redstone family.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    CBS votes to end Redstone control, needs court approval

    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 and which will require approval by a Delaware 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.

  • Bloomberg5 days ago

    CBS-Redstone Fight Is Far From Over -- in Court or the Boardroom

    Shari Redstone, a CBS director and president of the company’s controlling shareholder, National Amusements Inc., won a round midday Thursday when a Delaware judge denied a CBS bid to block her from interfering with a board meeting set for 5 p.m. Eastern time. The media company led by Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves fears Redstone will oust its board members in a controversial push to merge with Viacom Inc. -- also controlled by NAI.

  • CNBC5 days ago

    CBS and Viacom better off with other suitors than a forced marriage: Analyst

    CBS and Viacom can get a lot more value from other players, says B. Riley FBR's Barton Crockett. Crockett also thinks shares of CBS will eventually recover no matter how the merger issue is resolved. The best outcome for CBS and Viacom would be other suitors for the companies, analyst Barton Crockett told CNBC on Thursday.

  • TheStreet.com5 days ago

    Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the way lower, but did close above session lows. The Dow fell 0.22%, or 56 points to 24,713, while the Nasdaq declined 0.21%, or 16 points to 7,382, while the S&P 500 fell 0.09%, or 2 points to 2,720. "The court's ruling today represents a vindication of National Amusements' right to protect its interests," the company said in a statement.

  • Judge rules for Redstones in latest battle over CBS
    American City Business Journals5 days ago

    Judge rules for Redstones in latest battle over CBS

    "Plaintiffs’ theory of irreparable harm has been somewhat elusive," according to Chancellor Andre Bouchard.

  • Barrons.com5 days ago

    Judge Drops the Big Bang on CBS, Shares Slump

    Right around noon on Thursday, CBS stock suddenly dropped 6%, after a Delaware judge ruled in favor of National Amusements and Shari Redstone, who controls CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIAB), in a suit brought by the CBS board. At stake is the future of both CBS —home of 60 Minutes and The Big Bang Theory—as well as Viacom—owner of MTV, Comedy Central, and several other networks. Redstone has been pushing for a merger between the two companies, but the CBS board has been trying to dilute Redstone's ownership interest so it gain more control over the discussions.

  • CBS-Viacom battle continues
    CNBC Videosyesterday

    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.

  • CBS Loses Bid to Block Redstone Family Control
    Bloomberg Video5 days ago

    CBS Loses Bid to Block Redstone Family Control

    May.17 -- Sumner Redstone’s family fended off a challenge to their control of CBS Corp. by Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves, increasing the likelihood that the media company will merge with Viacom Inc. Bloomberg's Nabila Ahmed and David Westin have the latest on "Bloomberg Markets."

  • Judge rules in favor of National Amusements in CBS case
    CNBC Videos5 days ago

    Judge rules in favor of National Amusements in CBS case

    CNBC's David Faber breaks down what the CBS ruling could mean for the future of CBS and National Amusements.