Headlines about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Viacom earned a coverage optimism score of 1.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the company an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Viacom’s ranking:

NASDAQ:VIAB traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $32.10. The company had a trading volume of 3,336,599 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,514,581. Viacom has a 1-year low of $22.13 and a 1-year high of $35.55. The company has a market capitalization of $12.90 billion, a PE ratio of 8.51, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The company reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.11. Viacom had a return on equity of 23.53% and a net margin of 15.65%. The company had revenue of $3.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.27 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.17 earnings per share. Viacom’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Viacom will post 4.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded Viacom from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, August 31st. Barrington Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Viacom in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. ValuEngine lowered Viacom from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. UBS Group lowered Viacom from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $34.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, November 5th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Viacom from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.50.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Viacom (VIAB) Receives Media Impact Score of 1.00” was originally reported by Watch List News and is owned by of Watch List News. If you are viewing this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://www.watchlistnews.com/viacom-viab-receives-media-impact-score-of-1-00/2601451.html.

About Viacom

Viacom, Inc operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events, and social media experiences. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment.

Featured Article: Compound Interest

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)

Receive News & Ratings for Viacom Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Viacom and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.