Viacom Inc. (VIA) To Go Ex-Dividend on September 14th

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.20 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th.

Viacom (NASDAQ VIA) opened at 36.70 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $14.76 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.10 and a beta of 1.46. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $39.01 and its 200 day moving average price is $41.25. Viacom has a 12 month low of $36.25 and a 12 month high of $49.00.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.12. Viacom had a return on equity of 30.89% and a net margin of 11.04%. The firm had revenue of $3.36 billion for the quarter. Equities research analysts anticipate that Viacom will post $3.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective (down from $50.00) on shares of Viacom in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Barrington Research reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Viacom in a research note on Friday, May 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Viacom has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.22.

Viacom Company Profile

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.

Dividend History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)

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