Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Earning Neutral News Coverage, InfoTrie Reports

Media coverage about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) has trended neutral on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Viacom earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Viacom’s score:

Viacom stock traded up $0.06 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $36.37. The stock had a trading volume of 48,596 shares, compared to its average volume of 41,077. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.29. The business’s fifty day moving average is $34.64. Viacom has a 12 month low of $27.01 and a 12 month high of $38.00. The company has a market capitalization of $14.64 billion, a PE ratio of 8.56 and a beta of 1.25.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last issued its earnings results on Friday, May 10th. The company reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.14. Viacom had a return on equity of 22.60% and a net margin of 12.63%. The company had revenue of $2.96 billion during the quarter.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 17th were paid a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 14th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.20%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. TheStreet raised Viacom from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 24th. BidaskClub lowered Xencor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.00.

Viacom Company Profile

Viacom Inc operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment offers entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers through approximately 314 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Nick Jr., VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5, Milkshake!, Telefe, Colors, Paramount Channel, TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick Music, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, BET Her, BET Gospel, and BET Hip Hop, as well as through online, mobile, and apps.

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