VIA - Viacom Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
34.51
+0.04 (+0.12%)
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34.51 0.00 (0.00%)
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Previous Close34.47
Open34.21
Bid33.05 x 1000
Ask34.52 x 1000
Day's Range34.21 - 34.90
52 Week Range27.01 - 38.00
Volume15,650
Avg. Volume36,333
Market Cap12.112B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.18
PE Ratio (TTM)8.62
EPS (TTM)4.00
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.80 (2.34%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-14
1y Target Est78.00
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  • GuruFocus.com29 minutes ago

    Mario Gabelli Comments on Viacom Inc.

    Guru stock highlight

  • Trevor Noah’s Day Zero Productions Names Haroon Saleem President of Production
    Business Wire2 hours ago

    Trevor Noah’s Day Zero Productions Names Haroon Saleem President of Production

    Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) and Day Zero Productions today announced Haroon Saleem as President of Production for Day Zero Productions, an international production and distribution company led by Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." Saleem is based in Los Angeles and reports directly to Noah.

  • GuruFocus.com3 days ago

    Mario Gabelli's 1st Quarter Value 25 Fund Commentary

    Discussion of markets and holdings

  • Business Wire3 days ago

    TALES Returns to BET for Season 2 Featuring an Exclusive, Soon-to-Be-Released Song, “Brothers” by Kanye West Feat. Charlie Wilson, Produced by TALES Creator, Producer and Writer Irv ‘Gotti’ Lorenzo and Seven

    “BROTHERS” WILL DEBUT ON BET AND MTV GLOBALLY AND ON VH1’S INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS ON JULY 2ND WITH CAST INCLUDING ELIJAH KELLEY, DRAYA MICHELE, ISAIAH WASHINGTON, AND THOMAS Q. JON

  • Amid Streaming Optimism, ESPN Still a Major Concern for Disney Stock
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    Amid Streaming Optimism, ESPN Still a Major Concern for Disney Stock

    Until April, Disney (NYSE:DIS) shares hadn't done much of anything for some time. In fact, the Disney stock price had been rangebound for nearly four full years. Over that period, the equity traded mostly between $100 and $120.Source: Shutterstock One of the key factors keeping a lid on DIS stock was ESPN. Fears about "cord-cutting" began to mount. Moreover, with ESPN networks receiving something like $9 per month per subscriber from cable and satellite operators, the risk to revenue and profits was obvious.Meanwhile, Disney's Cable Networks segment -- driven mostly by ESPN -- generated 46% of the company's total profit in fiscal year 2015. The importance of ESPN to overall profits, and the risks it faced created a serious issue for Disney stock, as I wrote back in 2017. And that issue clearly kept many investors on the sidelines and prevented the Disney stock price from rising.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 DIS stock did break out in April, when the company announced plans for its Disney+ streaming service. Disney stock gained 20% in a matter of weeks. But it has since returned to trading sideways. Even with streaming, ESPN remains an important part of the story here. And it's likely to become a point of investor focus again at some point in the future. ESPN StrugglesCable Networks operating income peaked at $6.79 billion in fiscal 2015. Since then, it has fallen steadily. Profits fell 12% in FY2016, 10% the following year, and 4% in FY2018.The news has been better this fiscal year, with just a 1% decline in the first two quarters. This includes a 2% increase in Q2. Still, the pressure has been significant: the Cable Networks segment alone has lost nearly $1.7 billion in profit over the past fourteen quarters, a 25% decline.Most of the pressure likely is coming from ESPN. The subscriber base for ESPN and ESPN2 has shed 12 million subs since FY2011. The Disney Channel has seen subscriber losses domestically but has grown its international reach by nearly 50% over that stretch. Freeform, a unit of Disney Media Networks, likely contributes a small amount of total revenue.What's worrisome, even with decent results so far this year, is that the pressure is likely to accelerate. ESPN+, the network's streaming option, is priced at just $4.99 per month: that's likely about half the company's affiliate fees from companies such as Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), and DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH). Those affiliate fees are going to be renegotiated in coming years. Furthermore, ESPN faces an uphill battle attempting to get more money out of cable companies dealing with their own subscriber issues.Advertising revenues are falling as well, along with viewership. Cable Networks ad sales dropped 6% in fiscal 2018, per the 10-K. Both revenue streams are at risk, which means ESPN profits are likely to keep declining. ESPN (Still) Matters to the Disney Stock PriceThe good news is that ESPN is less important to Disney than it used to be. While Cable Networks generated 46% of profit in fiscal 2015, three years later the figure was just 33%. With the acquisition of assets from Twenty-First Century Fox, the proportion should shrink even further.Still, ESPN probably will drive something like 20% of total earnings this year, even pro forma for Fox. And those earnings -- as even CEO Bob Iger has admitted -- are going to see pressure in coming years. Disney will increase spending for Disney+ while also losing high-dollar licensing revenue from content it's pulling back from Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).Continued declines at ESPN will only add further pressure to the bottom line in the meantime. And those pressures matter from a valuation standpoint. Investors are not willing to pay much for media stocks. Valuations at AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX), CBS (NYSE:CBS), and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA, NASDAQ:VIAB) confirm this point.At 21-times FY2020 earnings-per-share estimates, DIS stock isn't exactly cheap. Given that a quarter of the business probably would be valued at maybe 10-times on their own, that in turn suggests the rest of the business is dearly valued. These segments also need to generate quite a bit of growth.To be sure, the parks and studio segments probably should be highly valued: they're hugely desirable businesses (the ability of Disney's parks to take pricing is astounding). But the implied values on those businesses suggest a limit on Disney's overall multiples. This also places a recurring lid on the Disney stock price. Will DIS Stock Stay Rangebound Again?And so, it seems possible, if not likely, that DIS stock could return to its rangebound ways. Streaming optimism is dominating the story now. It likely will continue to dominate the headlines once Disney+ officially launches later this year.But from there, investor attention probably returns to some of the currently less-covered aspects of the Disney story. Unfortunately, that includes ESPN. As we saw for years, that's not a great thing for DIS stock.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing Compare Brokers The post Amid Streaming Optimism, ESPN Still a Major Concern for Disney Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Pluto TV expands free streaming network to Comcast’s Xfinity X1
    American City Business Journals4 days ago

    Pluto TV expands free streaming network to Comcast’s Xfinity X1

    Pluto TV is expanding its free streaming television platform to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top cable box.

  • TheStreet.com4 days ago

    Viacom Looks Poised for an Upside Breakout - Go Long on Strength

    : "No, I'd rather see you in Viacom," Jim said. In this daily bar chart of VIAB, below, we can see that prices have largely moved sideways since the beginning of the calendar year. VIAB has crossed above and below the 50-day moving average line several times.

  • BET Networks To Honor Grammy Nominated Rapper, Entrepreneur And Community Leader Nipsey Hussle Posthumously With The Humanitarian Award At The 2019 "BET Awards"
    PR Newswire4 days ago

    BET Networks To Honor Grammy Nominated Rapper, Entrepreneur And Community Leader Nipsey Hussle Posthumously With The Humanitarian Award At The 2019 "BET Awards"

    NEW YORK, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BET Networks announces Nipsey Hussle as the recipient of the 2019 "BET Awards" Humanitarian Award. In the spirit of uplift he evoked in his community, his work as a devoted son, brother, father, partner, friend and all-around community advocate and philanthropist, musician and businessman, Nipsey will be posthumously honored with the iconic award at the 19th annual Awards show airing live in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, June 23rd at 8 P.M. ET. Nipsey continues to be a big part of the BET family from past BETX Staples Center concerts, performing on the BET Live Stage, to visiting the set of BET original series, BET Networks will continue to celebrate the life and work of the beloved LA native known lovingly as "Neighborhood Nip." BET Networks also commemorated and celebrated his life by broadcasting "BET REMEMBERS: NIPSEY HUSSLE", live and commercial-free coverage of Nipsey's funeral service in its entirety on BET and BET Digital.

  • Nickelodeon Orders Up All That-Inspired Good Burger Pop-up with Team Behind Viral Saved by The Max
    Business Wire4 days ago

    Nickelodeon Orders Up All That-Inspired Good Burger Pop-up with Team Behind Viral Saved by The Max

    Ahead of the highly anticipated return of Nickelodeon’s iconic All That series on Saturday, June 15, Nickelodeon and the duo behind viral pop-up phenomenon Saved by the Max are teaming up to open Good Burger, a brand-new restaurant inspired by the ‘90s fan-favorite All That sketch. The new pop up is set to open Wednesday, July 10, located at 7100 W Santa Monica Blvd (in the former home of Saved by The Max), in Los Angeles and will remain open through 2019.

  • Business Wire4 days ago

    Pluto TV Expands Launch on Comcast Platforms; Now Available via Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex

    The Leading Free Streaming Television Service in the U.S Debuts 100+ Live and Original Channels and Thousands of Iconic Movie and Television Titles to Xfinity X1 Customers

  • Pocket.watch hires first CMO
    American City Business Journals5 days ago

    Pocket.watch hires first CMO

    It was time for pocket.watch to hire a chief marketing officer. The Culver City, California-based studio that creates global franchises from YouTube stars and characters has hired Kerry Tucker as its first CMO. In the new role, Tucker will handle the company’s content and consumer products marketing strategy, brand positioning, public relations and corporate communications, and consumer experience.

  • 2019 "BET Awards" To Honor Grammy Award Winning And Oscar-Nominated Actress Mary J. Blige With Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award
    PR Newswire5 days ago

    2019 "BET Awards" To Honor Grammy Award Winning And Oscar-Nominated Actress Mary J. Blige With Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

    REGINA HALL WILL HOST THE 19TH ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW AIRING LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 23 FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AT 8PM ET #BETAWARDS NEW YORK , June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BET Networks announces ...

  • Business Wire5 days ago

    Viacom Inc. to Report Quarterly Financial Results on August 8, 2019

    Viacom Inc. announced today that on Thursday, August 8, 2019, it will issue financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2019. The company will conduct a conference call at 8:30 a.m.

  • Jon Stewart berates Congress for empty chairs at hearing for 9/11 first responders
    MarketWatch6 days ago

    Jon Stewart berates Congress for empty chairs at hearing for 9/11 first responders

    Comedian Jon Stewart blasts Congress at a Tuesday hearing on reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

  • 2019 "BET Awards" To Recognize Entertainment Mogul Tyler Perry With The Ultimate Icon Award For His Cultural Impact
    PR Newswire6 days ago

    2019 "BET Awards" To Recognize Entertainment Mogul Tyler Perry With The Ultimate Icon Award For His Cultural Impact

    REGINA HALL WILL HOST THE 19TH ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW AIRING LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 23 FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AT 8PM ET #BETAWARDS NEW YORK , June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BET Networks announces ...

  • Nickelodeon Launches New Animated Shorts Program
    Business Wire7 days ago

    Nickelodeon Launches New Animated Shorts Program

    Nickelodeon is setting out to develop the next generation of animation talent through the launch of its new Intergalactic Shorts Program. With new leadership at Nick Animation, and a newly installed team driving its search for new talent, the Intergalactic Shorts Program is designed to identify original, comedy-driven content and nurture the voices and passionate storytellers behind them in a creative-led environment. Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President, Animation Production and Development, will oversee the program.

  • Benzinga7 days ago

    Report: Viacom Will Stream BET Network

    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB ) could be the latest company to enter the streaming war space, sources close to the matter told The Wall Street Journal . What Happened Viacom could launch its BET network at ...

  • Business Wire7 days ago

    Nickelodeon Reimagines Beloved Anthology Are You Afraid of the Dark? As Brand-New Limited Series

    Nickelodeon is reimagining its chillingly beloved anthology Are You Afraid of the Dark? Through three hour-long episodes, the series introduces an entirely new Midnight Society group of kids who tell a terrifying tale about the Carnival of Doom, only to have the events of the story come to life. The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat, is played by Rafael Casal (Blindspotting).

  • Markit7 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Viacom Inc.

    Viacom Inc NASDAQ/NGS:VIAView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for VIA with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding VIA are favorable, with net inflows of $1.25 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. VIA credit default swap spreads are decreasing and near the lowest level of the last three years, which indicates improvement in the market's perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Market Exclusive7 days ago

    Market Morning: Hong Kong Nerves, Airless Tires, Aerospace Mergers and Brexit Theats

    Hong Kong Unites Against Beijing The Million Man March in Hong Kong doesn’t look like it’s causing the country’s “Chief Executive”, Carrie Lam (that’s what they call their political leader over there), who is widely considered a Beijing plant, to budge on an extradition bill to China. As far as Lam is concerned, “This bill […]The post Market Morning: Hong Kong Nerves, Airless Tires, Aerospace Mergers and Brexit Theats appeared first on Market Exclusive.

  • Why CBS Would Want to Buy Lionsgate’s Starz Network
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Why CBS Would Want to Buy Lionsgate’s Starz Network

    A Look at the Viacom-CBS Deal and Dish's Ray of Hope(Continued from Prior Part)CBS made a $5.0 billion bid for StarzAs merger talks between CBS (CBS) and its sister company Viacom (VIAB) are expected to resume this month, it’s also important to

  • Michael Strahan to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2019, Premiering Saturday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
    Business Wire11 days ago

    Michael Strahan to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2019, Premiering Saturday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

    Serena Williams, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Lebron James, Carli Lloyd, Tom Brady, Alex Morgan and Naomi Osaka Top List of Nominees

  • Pinkfong’s Baby Shark Joins the Nickelodeon Family
    Business Wire12 days ago

    Pinkfong’s Baby Shark Joins the Nickelodeon Family

    Pinkfong and Nickelodeon to Enter into a Content and Global Licensing Deal for Baby Shark

  • Nickelodeon Expands Partnership with pocket.watch
    Business Wire12 days ago

    Nickelodeon Expands Partnership with pocket.watch

    Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) today announced an agreement with pocket.watch, the new studio creating global franchises from the YouTube stars and characters loved by Generation Alpha, to manage licensing in select international markets across all product categories for Ryan’s World, a companion consumer products line featuring YouTube superstar Ryan from Ryan ToysReview and the universe of characters created by Ryan and his parents, and Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Nickelodeon’s new breakout live-action series created and produced by pocket.watch and starring Ryan and his parents. VNCP will represent licensing for the properties across key markets in Europe, the Middle East, Canada and South America.