Viacom, Inc. Stock Sinks on Earnings Miss

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Shares of Viacom Inc.

When a stock traded on high volume like here VIAB stock traded then is it is good time for active Investors to attain the opportunity of this situation. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,686 shares of the company's stock valued at $124,000 after purchasing an additional 423 shares in the last quarter.

Last month, Viacom reached a deal with Charter Communications (CHTR.O) to put eight of its most popular networks in Charter's cheapest USA cable bundle, after Charter had put some channels in its more expensive packages.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on VIAB. Considering the stock recent volume of 12.22 million shares, represents a pretty noteworthy shoot in volume. The shares price has positioned -15.75% down over the past quarter while it has directed -27.60% toward a falling position throughout past six months. Comerica Bank now owns 90,839 shares of the company's stock worth $2,201,000 after buying an additional 2,244 shares in the last quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Viacom in the 2nd quarter valued at about $108,000. Comparatively, VIAB posted earnings of $1.06 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. Finally, Delta Asset Management LLC TN lifted its holdings in shares of Viacom by 12.2% in the second quarter.

However, Viacom shares declined 4.5% in late morning trading on a grim outlook for the fees the company's cable channels receive from pay-TV distributors. A sudden increase in a stock's activity can be a sign that investors are trading in anticipation of a catalyst, or that investors feel very strongly in one way or the other about the future direction of a stock. The Return on Equity ratio of Viacom, Inc.

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The SMA20 for the stock is at -1.23 percent, SMA50 stands at -6.19 percent, while SMA200 is -29.52 Percent. The stock has a beta value of 1.56.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.09). The business had revenue of $3.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.23 billion. The company's quarterly revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter previous year. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina) and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. (NASDAQ:VIAB) hit a new 52-week low and has $21.88 target or 8.00 % below today's $23.78 share price. Wells Fargo & Company downgraded shares of Viacom from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a report on Tuesday, September 5th.

Analysts' ultimate objective when projecting revenue is to determine the appropriate value for a stock. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Viacom in a report on Thursday, August 3rd.

Let's take an assessment at how Viacom, Inc. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on Viacom from $42.00 to $38.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 13th.

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