VIAB - Viacom Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
30.08
+0.29 (+0.97%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close29.79
Open29.96
Bid0.00 x 1200
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range29.71 - 30.37
52 Week Range23.31 - 34.58
Volume3,507,903
Avg. Volume4,375,701
Market Cap12.269B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.04
PE Ratio (TTM)7.05
EPS (TTM)4.27
Earnings DateMay 2, 2018 - May 7, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield0.80 (2.69%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-12-14
1y Target Est35.40
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  • Viacom CEO Bob Bakish on tech disrupting media
    Yahoo Finance Video10 days ago

    Viacom CEO Bob Bakish on tech disrupting media

    Viacom CEO Bob Bakish joins The Final Round from CES to discuss the company's content and he comments on the rumors that a potential merger between CBS and Viacom are back in the mix

  • Viacom CEO Bob Bakish on tech disrupting media
    Yahoo Finance Video12 days ago

    Viacom CEO Bob Bakish on tech disrupting media

    Viacom CEO Bob Bakish joins The Final Round from CES to discuss the company's content and he comments on the rumors that a potential merger between CBS and Viacom are back in the mix

  • Markit17 hours ago

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

    # Viacom Inc ### NASDAQ/NGS:VIAB View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral but improving * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for VIAB 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 flow ETF/Index ownership | Negative ETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $5.16 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold VIAB are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Neutral The current level displays a neutral indicator with a strengthening bias over the past 1-month. VIAB 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.

  • The Wall Street Journal4 days ago

    [$$] Leslie Moonves to Fight CBS Decision to Withhold $120 Million Severance

    Former CBS Corp. head Leslie Moonves is challenging the company’s decision last month to deny him a severance package of $120 million, CBS said Thursday, a move that will further prolong a monthslong drama at the media conglomerate. Mr. Moonves, who was forced to resign as chairman and chief executive amid accusations of sexual harassment in September, was denied his severance after a CBS board investigation concluded that he had violated company policies, breached his employment contract and intentionally failed to fully cooperate with the investigation. The terms of his exit agreement from CBS allow Mr. Moonves to challenge the board’s decision in arbitration.

  • Business Wire4 days ago

    Viacom Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

    Viacom Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on both its Class A and Class B common stock.

  • Business Wire4 days ago

    “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” Returns Live Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 8 p.m./ 5 p.m. ET/PT

    THE SECOND ANNUAL LIVE EVENT WILL CELEBRATE SOCIAL MEDIA’S BRIGHTEST STARS.

  • MarketWatch5 days ago

    CBS stock upgraded at MoffettNathanson as analyst says Viacom merger is 'foregone conclusion' this year

    Shares of CBS Corp. are up 0.9% in premarket trading Thursday after an upgrade to buy from neutral at MoffettNathanson. Analyst Michael Nathanson argued fears of an impending deal with Viacom Inc. have pressured CBS shares lately, but he said a merger between the two companies is a "foregone conclusion" this year. "As such, we are upgrading CBS on the assumption that a merger will be announced in 2019 that removes the very overhang that has hurt the stock," Nathanson wrote. "We think that the deal improves the structural weaknesses of both companies and drives the linked share prices higher." He maintained a $65 target price on CBS shares in conjunction with the upgrade. Nathanson rates Viacom shares at neutral with a $40 price target, writing that he is concerned about an upcoming renewal with AT&T Inc.'s DirecTV. CBS shares have fallen 14% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has dropped 6.9%.

  • Netflix can 'continue to raise prices' amid new competition, says media mogul Barry Diller
    Yahoo Finance5 days ago

    Netflix can 'continue to raise prices' amid new competition, says media mogul Barry Diller

    Even after a price hike that sent some Netflix customers to social media in outrage, the company can “continue to raise prices,” said media mogul and tech investor Barry Diller. Besides his prediction on Netflix and the TV streaming wars, Diller explained why critics should back off Facebook, what he thinks of the Trump presidency, and what makes him consider Elon Musk a genius.

  • Viacom reorganization hits Paramount Network with layoffs
    American City Business Journals6 days ago

    Viacom reorganization hits Paramount Network with layoffs

    About 20 people have been issued pink slips, accounting for less than 2 percent of the company’s entertainment group.

  • Benzinga6 days ago

    Pivotal Updates Media Outlook, Upgrades Viacom

    Viacom Inc (NASDAQ: VIAB ) (NASDAQ: VIA ) got an upgrade Tuesday from one analyst after updates to his 2019 earnings estimates for media stocks implied plenty of potential upside for Viacom investors. ...

  • MarketWatch7 days ago

    Viacom stock gains after Pivotal upgrade

    Shares of Viacom Inc. are up 1.1% in Tuesday morning trading after Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser upgraded the stock to buy from hold. He raised his price target to $36 from $33. "We think that managerial normalcy is by now reasonably well entrenched in the company, which should also help as Viacom rebuilds," he wrote. "The film studio is the one significant part of the business which provides meaningful upside given its scale and the likelihood that it will return to profitability (enhancing Viacom's overall profit margins)." In a note to clients, Wieser also became slightly more optimistic about Discovery Communications Inc. , which he rates at hold, and Walt Disney Co. , which he rates at sell. He upped his price target on Discovery shares to $30 from $27 and raised his target on Disney's stock to $97 from $95. Viacom shares are down 5.3% over the past three months, as the S&P 500 has dropped 5.6%.

  • Markit7 days ago

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

    # Viacom Inc ### NASDAQ/NGS:VIAB View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative but improving * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for VIAB 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 flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $11.53 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold VIAB are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Negative The current level displays a negative indicator with a strengthening bias over the past 1-month. Although VIAB credit default swap spreads are decreasing, they are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative 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.

  • CNBC7 days ago

    Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: JPM, UNH, DAL, AAPL, TLRY & more

    Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: JPMorgan Chase JPM – The bank reported quarterly profit of $1.98 per share , below the consensus estimate of $2.20, with revenue essentially in line.

  • TheStreet.com8 days ago

    Viacom Reportedly Considering Majority Stake Sale of China Operations

    has been holding talks to sell a majority stake in some of its operations in China, the Wall Street Journal reported. The media giant has opted to sell some of its China operations after finding it difficult to scale up in the world's second-largest economy, the Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Viacom has talked with at least one China entity about the stake sale in the last few months, but there's no guarantee a deal will occur.

  • Challenges, opportunities abound for TV broadcasters amid changing landscape
    American City Business Journals8 days ago

    Challenges, opportunities abound for TV broadcasters amid changing landscape

    TV broadcasters continue to face challenges from viewers increasingly turning away from traditiona broadcasting and pay-tv services, but new opportunities continue to be seen, say executives at Disney’s ABC News and Viacom.

  • SpongeBob and the Sinking of Viacom’s China Dream
    Bloomberg8 days ago

    SpongeBob and the Sinking of Viacom’s China Dream

    The media company has held talks with at least one Chinese entity about selling the businesses, a person familiar with the matter told Nabila Ahmed of Bloomberg News. The Wall Street Journal had earlier reported the potential deal. It’s tempting to regard this as a casualty of the U.S.-China trade war, with heightened tensions seriously reducing the attraction of selling SpongeBob SquarePants and Beyonce to a Chinese audience – but in truth, the current spat is at best the last straw.

  • The Wall Street Journal8 days ago

    [$$] Viacom Weighs Majority Stake Sale of China Operations

    Media giant Viacom Inc. is in talks to sell a majority stake in some of its China operations after running into difficulties trying to scale its business in the world’s second-largest economy, according to people familiar with the matter. Viacom, which owns film studio Paramount Pictures, music network MTV and children’s entertainment network Nickelodeon, has operated in China for more than two decades. Other large multinational companies that have operated in China for years are also considering stake sales or even complete exits from their businesses in the country, according to investment bankers and advisers.

  • Viacom in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in China Operations
    Bloomberg9 days ago

    Viacom in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in China Operations

    The discussions involved the potential sale of a majority share in Viacom’s channel brands, such as MTV and Nickelodeon, in China. The move, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as the media conglomerate runs into trouble trying to scale its operations in the country after more than two decades of business there. The arrangement would be similar to the company’s joint venture with India’s Reliance Industries Ltd., the person said.

  • Viacom in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in China Operations
    Bloomberg9 days ago

    Viacom in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in China Operations

    The discussions involved the potential sale of a majority share in Viacom’s channel brands, such as MTV and Nickelodeon, in China. The move, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as the media conglomerate runs into trouble trying to scale its operations in the country after more than two decades of business there. The arrangement would be similar to the company’s joint venture with India’s Reliance Industries Ltd., the person said.

  • Viacom CEO: ‘There’s tremendous and growing demand for content’
    Yahoo Finance12 days ago

    Viacom CEO: ‘There’s tremendous and growing demand for content’

    A potential merger with CBS is looming, but Viacom CEO Bob Bakish says he's focused on moving the media giant forward and delivering growth. 

  • Paramount Pictures Is Hollywood’s Comeback Kid
    Bloomberg12 days ago

    Paramount Pictures Is Hollywood’s Comeback Kid

    When Redstone made those remarks, Paramount’s best days were already behind it. In its most desperate moments, Redstone’s Viacom Inc. nearly sold off a piece of Paramount to help pay down debt. Tasked with restoring Paramount is Jim Gianopulos, a veteran studio executive who took the helm in April 2017 after spending more than two decades at 21st Century Fox Inc. There, he oversaw some of Fox’s greatest hits, from “Avatar” to “Deadpool.” He’s brought to Paramount a strategy for better movie selection and a renewed focus on profitability.

  • Business Wire12 days ago

    MTV’s Ratings Growth Continues With “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club”

    Top 5 New Cable Series Premiere Delivers Triple Digit Time Period Gains With Key Demos

  • 6 big things you missed in the markets Wednesday: Peloton, Sears, Viacom
    Yahoo Finance12 days ago

    6 big things you missed in the markets Wednesday: Peloton, Sears, Viacom

    Hump Day was far from slow for the team at Yahoo Finance. Here's what you may have missed in the world of finance.

  • Barrons.com12 days ago

    CBS and Viacom’s Potential Merger Is Back on the Agenda

    CBS’ board of directors is reportedly planning to discuss the deal at its meeting later this month. A decision about the deal could come within weeks, Bloomberg reports.