VIA - Viacom Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
34.56
-0.29 (-0.83%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close34.85
Open34.96
Bid34.27 x 800
Ask48.00 x 800
Day's Range34.40 - 35.03
52 Week Range27.01 - 40.25
Volume27,986
Avg. Volume42,985
Market Cap11.743B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.42
PE Ratio (TTM)9.27
EPS (TTM)3.73
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.80 (2.30%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-03-14
1y Target Est78.00
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  • GuruFocus.com17 hours ago

    Mario Gabelli Comments on Viacom Inc.

    Guru stock highlight

  • PR Newswireyesterday

    Playmates Toys Brings Action And Collectability To Its 2019 Product Lines

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Playmates Toys will display its 2019 brand portfolio during the North American International Toy Fair, which includes expanded product lines based on popular animated series, as well as all-new brand introductions. As the master toy partner for both Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Cartoon Network's Ben 10, Playmates Toys will display all-new expansive product offerings for both hit entertainment properties.

  • Nickelodeon Embarks on New Direction with Its Biggest, Most Wide-Ranging Content Slate Ever
    Business Wire2 days ago

    Nickelodeon Embarks on New Direction with Its Biggest, Most Wide-Ranging Content Slate Ever

    NEW SHOWS ARE “ALL THAT” AND MUCH MORE

  • GuruFocus.com2 days ago

    Mario Gabelli's Value 25 Fund 4th Quarter Shareholder Letter

    Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Sign with SHO. During this time, coordinated action by the world's central banks kept interest rates near zero and the prices of nearly all asset classes high. Until the fourth quarter stumble, U.S. equities were 119 months into the longest-ever bull market, led mostly by growth stocks riding a global wave of technological innovation and expanding prosperity.

  • Nickelodeon Brings Back Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
    Business Wire2 days ago

    Nickelodeon Brings Back Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

    Nickelodeon is bringing back the iconic family game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader with all-new episodes hosted by John Cena, who will also serve as an executive producer. The announcement was made today by Brian Robbins, President, Nickelodeon. Mark Burnett, Chairman of Worldwide Television, MGM (Survivor, The Voice) and Barry Poznick, President, Unscripted Television, MGM (Beat Shazam, The World's Best) will return as executive producers of the reboot, which places kids squarely in the center of the action.

  • Nickelodeon Unveils Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Brand-New Preschool Series Starring YouTube Superstar Ryan of Ryan ToysReview
    Business Wire2 days ago

    Nickelodeon Unveils Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Brand-New Preschool Series Starring YouTube Superstar Ryan of Ryan ToysReview

    Preschoolers will be playing and problem-solving along with their best friend Ryan in Nickelodeon’s brand-new live-action series, Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, starring the seven-year-old YouTube superstar of Ryan ToysReview. The news was announced today by Brian Robbins, President, Nickelodeon. Ryan’s Mystery Playdate is created and produced by pocket.watch, the new studio creating global franchises from the YouTube stars and characters loved by Generation Alpha.

  • Alpha Group Celebrates Spongebob Squarepants' 20th Anniversary With Fresh Line Of Imaginative, Unique Toys
    PR Newswire2 days ago

    Alpha Group Celebrates Spongebob Squarepants' 20th Anniversary With Fresh Line Of Imaginative, Unique Toys

    New Global Master Toy Licensee To Premiere Pop Culture Collectibles, Nickelodeon Slime!, Interactive Anniversary Plush and more at North American International Toy Fair EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Feb. 14, 2019 ...

  • Apple aims for April launch of TV service with CBS, Viacom and Starz
    Reuters3 days ago

    Apple aims for April launch of TV service with CBS, Viacom and Starz

    Apple has long hinted at a planned video service, spending $2 billion in Hollywood to produce its own content and signing major stars such as Oprah Winfrey. The TV service is expected to launch globally, a person familiar with the matter said, an ambitious move to rival services from Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc's Prime Video. Apple’s App Store, where the service is likely to be distributed, is currently available in more than 100 countries.

  • TV Streaming Apps Can Learn From The Love of Free Shipping
    Bloomberg4 days ago

    TV Streaming Apps Can Learn From The Love of Free Shipping

    Disney is creating a cut-rate version of Netflix exclusively for fans of its Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars franchises. Pluto is getting acquired by Viacom Inc., the parent of MTV. Viacom aside, many in the industry have dismissed these as bit players that won’t catch on broadly, the idea being that most consumers would rather pay for a “premium” product than settle for a free, mediocre service that contains commercials.

  • Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years of SpongeBob SquarePants with the “Best Year Ever”
    Business Wire4 days ago

    Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years of SpongeBob SquarePants with the “Best Year Ever”

    Nickelodeon is commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants with the “Best Year Ever”—a tribute to one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. SpongeBob launched July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. The “Best Year Ever” kicks off Friday, July 12, with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming summer 2020.

  • InvestorPlace5 days ago

    Why Facebook Stock Is (Still) Very Cheap

    Back in December, I wrote a piece that pained me to write. I suggested you get back into Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). It pained me because -- among the cognoscenti and tech experts around which I work -- Facebook is about as popular as measles. Or, given the age of my peers, shingles.But if it just met earnings estimates when it reported in January, my prediction that Facebook stock would soar would've been right. And despite a reputation more tarnished than a disgraced politician's, FB's business has not collapsed.If you listened to me, you have been rewarded. Last month Facebook didn't just meet expectations, it smashed them. Earnings for the quarter were $6.88 billion, $2.38 per share, on revenue of $16.914 billion.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months Facebook did indeed soar, from $141, where it was at when I wrote about it, to a Feb. 11 opening price of $167, a gain of 18.5%. Still Cheap?It's too late to take that gain, so the question becomes is Facebook still cheap?In conventional terms, FB stock is now fairly priced. Its price-earnings (P/E) ratio is 22, in line with the market, and you would now be paying 8.5 times last year's revenue. Its 2018 revenue was up 37.4% year-over-year, plus Facebook has less than a billion in debt … so what's holding you back?For one thing, regulators still hate Facebook. The company added government risk language to its earnings report, and those risks are serious.A German ruling demanding that Facebook stop combining user data from Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram for advertising purposes is threatening to become a full antitrust crisis. Calls to break the company up under the Sherman Antitrust Act are growing.In country after country, Facebook is being forced to censor itself by authorities. In India, it's being told to increase fact-checking as the world's largest democracy approaches another election. In Australia and elsewhere, it's being accused of weakening the news media. Russia has forced Facebook to pull links to the regime's opponents.Some three-quarters of Facebook's U.S. users have sought to move away, either by changing privacy settings, erasing the mobile app or just taking a break from the service. So, sell right?The problem with Facebook is not that regulators are cracking down, but that its main services have reached their peak. Facebook now has 2.32 billion users, roughly one-fourth of the world's population! Some 2.7 billion use at least one Facebook app.Facebook talks of wiring the planet to reach more people, but that will be expensive. Its decision to combine Facebook with Instagram and Whatsapp was made to increase reach and usage.Thus Facebook's growth is slowing, from 48% in the year-ago period to 30% in the past quarter. And FB badly needs another catalyst to ignite its growth. The problem is that other niches are full. Facebook creating its own original content, adding TV coverage and live streaming sportsWith a market cap of $477 billion, Facebook is now worth twice as much as AT&T (NYSE:T), three times Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), and more than 20 times CBS (NYSE:CBS). It could pick up both CBS and Viacom (NYSE:VIA.B), worth less than $12 billion, for less than its cash on hand. Bottom Line on FB StockFacebook needs to find a new growth catalyst, and while buying a TV network would seem the obvious move, programming would also cost money and reduce margins, which came to roughly 40% of revenue in 2018.Before I'd buy FB stock today, I'd want to see where its roughly $40 billion in cash and marketable securities is going. Will it build more data centers, create new services, buy more content or hand out dividends?To be worth its present growth premium, Facebook needs to do something big and right now.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at danablankenhorn@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing, he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Fundamentally Sound Dividend Stocks to Buy * 5 Reasons Reeling FAANG Stocks Won't Deliver Big Returns * 3 Reasons Canopy Growth Could Burn You Compare Brokers The post Why Facebook Stock Is (Still) Very Cheap appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Yahoo Finance's Stock Buyback Hall of Shame
    Yahoo Finance5 days ago

    Yahoo Finance's Stock Buyback Hall of Shame

    Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders want to restrict stock buybacks. However, buybacks typically don't work out as expected anyways.

  • Amazon should buy Netflix — and 9 other mergers we’d love to see
    MarketWatch7 days ago

    Amazon should buy Netflix — and 9 other mergers we’d love to see

    As rising interest rates increase the cost of borrowing and market volatility creates fears of a sustained “risk-off” environment in investing, you may think investors have meager expectations for any big deals in 2019. Furthermore, mega-deals, including the $54 billion purchase of Express Scripts by Cigna Corp. (CI) and the pending $26 billion merger between Sprint Corp. (S) and T-Mobile US (TMUS) show that corporate America isn’t scared of making deals after a decade of rising stock prices. It didn’t take long after CBS Corp. (CBS) and Viacom Inc. (VIAB) parted ways in 2006 for some investors to second-guess the move.

  • Why Viacom Is Buying Pluto TV
    Motley Fool7 days ago

    Why Viacom Is Buying Pluto TV

    The free streaming service's business model is probably not the main appeal.

  • Motley Fool8 days ago

    1 Big Question for Alphabet, 1 Totally Different Question for Viacom

    Neither one can afford to stand still.

  • Markit8 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 neutral but improving * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low 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 | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding VIA totaled $4.51 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NeutralThe current level displays a neutral indicator with a strengthening bias over the past 1-month. VIA credit default swap spreads are decreasing, indicating some improvement in the market's perception of the company's credit worthiness. Additionally, they are within the middle of the range set over the last three years.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.

  • GlobeNewswire8 days ago

    Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Hess, Vi, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Knoll, and Viavi Solutions — What Drives Growth in Today's Competitive Landscape

    NEW YORK, Feb. 08, 2019 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors,.

  • Motley Fool8 days ago

    What Does Viacom’s Future Hold?

    The media company is in a peculiarly vulnerable spot in its evolving industry.

  • Why CBS Stock Gained 13% in January
    Motley Fool9 days ago

    Why CBS Stock Gained 13% in January

    Positive analyst comments about near-term growth potential helped send the shares higher last month.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents10 days ago

    Edited Transcript of VIAB earnings conference call or presentation 5-Feb-19 1:30pm GMT

    Q1 2019 Viacom Inc Earnings Call

  • Pluto TV will expand its free service with paid subscriptions, says new owner Viacom
    TechCrunch10 days ago

    Pluto TV will expand its free service with paid subscriptions, says new owner Viacom

    Last month, Viacom picked up free streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash. This week, the company spoke in more detail about its plans for Pluto TV - including its potential to for ad-supported streaming as well as the ability to market Viacom's various subscription video properties directly to consumers, similar to how Amazon Channels works today. At the time of the acquisition, Pluto TV offered over 100 channels of free content from 130 partners, and reached 12 million monthly users - many of whom are younger, and never intend to subscribe to traditional pay TV, like cable or satellite.

  • Cinnabon and Paramount Home Media Are Treating Fans to the Ultimate Valentine's Night In
    PR Newswire10 days ago

    Cinnabon and Paramount Home Media Are Treating Fans to the Ultimate Valentine's Night In

    ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cinnabon®, iconic bakery and purveyor of craveable cinnamon rolls, announced today they are working with Paramount Home Media to treat 100 lucky fans to the ultimate Valentine's Day celebration pack. "We want to spread the love - and the frosting! - and there's no better way than with our baked with love heart-shaped CinnaPacks," said Megan Greene, director of marketing at Cinnabon. On February 11, 100 lucky fans will be selected to enjoy their own romantic comedy double feature and mouth-watering cinnamon rolls.

  • The Wall Street Journal11 days ago

    [$$] Viacom Posts Revenue Growth

    Revenue at Viacom Inc., the parent of Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, rose in its latest quarter, reflecting efforts to bolster other parts of its business beyond cable networks. Viacom’s revenue in the three months ended Dec. 31 rose 0.6% to $3.09 billion, as performance from Viacom’s film and television studio helped offset a decrease in ad revenue for its cable TV business. International revenue dropped 10%, Viacom said Tuesday, while domestic revenue was flat.

  • Disney Earnings Crush Views But Stock Sheds Gains After These Comments
    Investor's Business Daily11 days ago

    Disney Earnings Crush Views But Stock Sheds Gains After These Comments

    Disney easily beat fiscal Q1 earnings forecasts, but increased spending on streaming efforts deepened losses in what management said is the company's top priority.