Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.09

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Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; Viacom, Inc. The analyst also forecast that USA affiliate fee revenue could fall 9.4 percent on such recent carriage renewals as with Charter Communications.

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A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the business. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $31.28. 11,727,617 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 99% from the average session volume of 5,893,712 shares.

Shares of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) traded up $2.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $32.71. 1St Source Bank who had been investing in Visa Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $270.04 billion market cap company. Institutional investors own 78.74% of the company's stock. Pivotal Research maintained Viacom, Inc. Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) is intriguing when broken down to its core data.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $31.44 to Viacom, Inc. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,570.00, a PE ratio of 6.55, a P/E/G ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.54.

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Viacom, Inc. (VIAB)'s EPS growth Analysis: Viacom, Inc.

The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.05, according to consensus of 7 analysts. Considering more the value stands at 39.76% and 57.32% for 14 and 20 days, in that order. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 3.26 Billion and 3.02 Billion respectively. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.54 EPS.

Net earnings grew 35% principally due to tax reform; adjusted near earnings were flat at $413M. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Viacom in a report on Monday, January 29th. Viacom presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $34.85. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of V in report on Thursday, February 1 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ:VIAB) by some 41,180,954 shares, 272 decreased positions by 44,085,119 and 92 held positions by 230,989,894. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock has "Underperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, December 13.

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"Viacom has also made considerable progress in its push to accelerate consumption and monetization on next-generation platforms, achieving substantial growth in worldwide digital advertising revenues, expanding distribution on fast-growing virtual MVPD and mobile services, and ramping up resources and talent at Viacom Digital Studios".

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