Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Guggenheim in a note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a $35.00 price objective on the stock. Guggenheim’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 7.00% from the company’s previous close.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Bank of America cut their target price on Viacom from $44.00 to $39.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Credit Suisse Group set a $38.00 target price on Viacom and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. UBS Group cut their target price on Viacom from $41.00 to $38.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 17th. ValuEngine raised Viacom from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Barclays set a $32.00 target price on Viacom and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Viacom currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.22.

Shares of Viacom (NASDAQ VIAB) opened at $32.71 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $13,520.00, a P/E ratio of 7.02, a PEG ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.54. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.81. Viacom has a 12-month low of $22.13 and a 12-month high of $46.72.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $3.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.14 billion. Viacom had a net margin of 14.13% and a return on equity of 28.95%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.04 EPS. analysts forecast that Viacom will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Hourglass Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Viacom during the fourth quarter worth $220,000. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Viacom during the fourth quarter worth $225,000. Lourd Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Viacom during the fourth quarter worth $252,000. Wealthstreet Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Viacom during the fourth quarter worth $260,000. Finally, Marathon Trading Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Viacom during the third quarter worth $237,000. 78.74% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Viacom

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. As of September 30, 2016, the Company offered its services for audiences in more than 180 countries.

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