Stock In Spotlight: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)


Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) closed its last session at $30.81. The stock traded within a range of $29.11 and $30.96. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 12.79 Million. Trading volume for Viacom, Inc. was 6.36 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has an average volume of 6.02 Million.

Company Profile

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in many countries. 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. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Paramount Television develops, finances and produces programming for television and other platforms.

Analyst Views

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) received a Buy rating from 5 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 5 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) touched its 1-Year High price of $46.72 on 03/31/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $22.13 on 11/16/17.

EPS & Financials

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.77/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.86/Share by a difference of $-0.09. This showed a surprise of -10.5% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 25 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.95/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.1/share and a low EPS of $0.88/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $3.17 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 3.37 Billion and 3.06 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has a 20-Day average volume of 4.87 Million. According to today’s trading volume Viacom, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 94.2 Percent. The return on assets stands at 8%, Return on Equity currently is 36.3% and the Return on Investment value is 14.5%.

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) gross margin percentage stands at 43.9% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 21 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 14.1 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.44% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 10.48 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -4.34 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 0 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 21%. The return on invested capital is at 14.5%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 11.05.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -4.34%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 0% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.