Viacom (VIAB) Cut to Sell at BidaskClub

Yolanda Curtis
February 9, 2018

For VIAB, the company now has 1.39 billion of cash on the books, which is offset by 19 million in current liabilities.

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) now has a Weekly Volatility of 4.69% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 4.88% percent.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for VIAB to be -9.6%. Future earnings predictions are perhaps the most essential input when trying to value a company.

Earnings of $1.03 a share, while little changed from a year ago, beat Wall Street forecasts of 93 cents.

Television ratings and ad revenue have been hurt as fewer people watch live television, opting instead for on-demand video streaming services such as Netflix Inc and Inc's Amazon Prime. The company had revenue of $3.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.23 billion. Theatrical revenues were 48% lower to $100 million, with licensing revenues of 13% to $213 million. The company has market cap of $12.59 billion. The stochastic is a momentum indicator comparing the closing price of a security to the range of its prices over a fix period of time. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $34.85.

Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $31.39 and its 200 day moving average price is $37.25.

Profitability analysis greatly helps in making investment decision.

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at -3.46 percent, SMA50 is 1.82 percent, while SMA200 is 0.21 percent.

The firm has current ratio of 1.50 that indicates firm has capacity of total assets to cover its short-term and long term obligations.

Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 8 Percent. (NASDAQ:VIAB) attains returns on investment ratio of 14.50%, which suggests it's viable on security that has lesser ROI.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 21%.

ROE ratio is a measure of profitability which calculates how much dollars of profit a firm makes with every dollar of stakeholder's equity. The market capitalization of the company is $5.79 Billion.

Usually, the ROE ratio's between 12-15 percent are considered desirable. Considering more the value stands at 39.76% and 57.32% for 14 and 20 days, in that order.

Viacom's US sales through cable and satellite companies dropped 8 percent due to declines in the number of people paying for cable and lower revenue from online streaming services. VIAB stock is now showing downward return of -5.49% throughout last week and witnessed increasing return of 7.58% in one month period.

Sell side analysts plays vital role in buying and selling a stock where 3 analysts rated Viacom, Inc.

The objective of a stock price analysis is to study the behaviour of stock prices. The stock traded as high as $34.18 and last traded at $32.71.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Viacom, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of -8.71%, where Monthly Performance is 4.56%, Quarterly performance is 26.18%, 6 Months performance is -0.84% and yearly performance percentage is -26.78%.

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