Viacom (VIAB) Trading 7.2% Higher on Earnings Beat

Marcus Newton
February 10, 2018

Impala Asset Management Llc sold 391,657 shares as the company's stock declined 2.52% while stock markets rallied. Price to sales ratio was 1.03 while Price to sales book ratio stands at 2.15. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,816,999 shares of the company's stock worth $106,266,000 after acquiring an additional 894,243 shares in the last quarter. The lesser the ratio, the more attractive the investment.

SVP, Controller, Gill Charest Katherine, sold 3,000 common shares of Viacom, Inc. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.54 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Viacom will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The return on assets stands at 8%, Return on Equity now is 36.3% and the Return on Investment value is 14.5%. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has declined 8.36% since February 8, 2017 and is downtrending. Viacom has a fifty-two week low of $22.13 and a fifty-two week high of $46.72.

Viacom Inc offers global media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content. (NASDAQ:VIAB) stock volatility was recorded 4.69% which for the previous full month was noted 4.88%. VIAB stock is now showing downward return of -5.49% throughout last week and witnessed increasing return of 7.58% in one month period. (VIAB) worth $483.36 million at the end of the most recent reporting period. On the other hand if price drops, the contrary is right. (NASDAQ:VIAB) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: "CBS board to discuss potential Viacom merger on Thursday: sources" published on January 31, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Viacom closes AR/VR studio in cost-cutting moves" with publication date: February 07, 2018. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment (ROI) values are 36.3 percent and 14.5 percent respectively. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Viacom, Inc. now has a Weekly performance of -5.13%, monthly performance percentage is 7.39 percent, Quarterly performance is 34.29 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of 2.19% and Yearly Performance is -25.27 percent. The stock has a market cap of $13,520.00, a PE ratio of 7.02, a P/E/G ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.54.

In the liquidity ratio analysis; current ratio was 1.5 while Total Debt/Equity ratio was 1.84. This ratio is internally not steady, since the market value of equity is divided by the total revenues of the firm.

The company reported adjusted net income attributable to the company of $535 million, up 34 percent thanks to a tax cut and a lower expenses line, compared to a year-earlier $396 million.

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In the transaction dated February 15, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the EVP and CAO; Mills Scott disposed a total of 7,283 shares at an average price of $44.23, amounting to approximately $322,127.

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The objective of a stock price analysis is to study the behaviour of stock prices. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -1.97 Percent. The primary measure of volatility used by traders and analysts is standard deviation. If the yield were to stay constant, but the stock price to decrease, then you would see an increase in the dividend yield.

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