Stocks with Perfect Investment Pair: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)

BidaskClub raised Viacom from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Kwmg LLC now owns 24,082 shares of the company's stock worth $918,000 after buying an additional 2,437 shares in the last quarter.

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on VIAB. The company earned $3.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.01 billion. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.17% of the company's stock. Viacom presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $39.00. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company's stock. HighTower Advisors LLC grew its stake in Viacom by 85.1% in the first quarter. YHB Investment Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Viacom by 6.8% in the third quarter. (VIAB) opened at 25.48 on Thursday. Wells Fargo & Company downgraded shares of Viacom from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 9 of analysts who cover Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) over the past year has decreased -32.98% while the S&P 500 has increased 19.59%. The firm owned 2,200,000 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,000,000 shares during the quarter. Wall Street Access Asset Management LLC now owns 6,315 shares of the company's stock valued at $212,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. Viacom Inc. has a one year low of $23.45 and a one year high of $46.72.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. VIAB 's 20-day moving average now sits above its 100-day moving average. Oldfield Partners LLP bought a new stake in Viacom during the 2nd quarter valued at $153,511,000. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.12. The return on assets stands at 6.3%, Return on Equity now is 30.8% and the Return on Investment value is 12.4%. The stock has "Sell" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 8. If you are accessing this story on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright legislation. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis.

Viacom, Inc.is maintained at an average hold rating by 31 stock analysts, and there are at least 7.13% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold. "(VIAB) PT Lowered to $25.00" was reported by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th were issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of VIAB in report on Thursday, September 14 with "Hold" rating.

DDS's mean recommendation on Reuter's scale presents no change from 3.8 thirty days ago to 3.8 now, which indicates a sell consensus from the analyst community. The correct version of this story can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/27/viacom-inc-viab-shares-bought-by-macquarie-group-ltd.html. Viacom's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.98%. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 9,671 shares of the company's stock worth $368,000 after buying an additional 1,245 shares in the last quarter.

Viacom is a leading global entertainment content company whose family of prominent and respected brands includes the multiplatform properties of MTV Networks, BET Networks, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment and DreamWorks.

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