Viacom (VIA) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News coverage about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Viacom earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8601397477162 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Viacom (VIA) traded up $0.55 during trading on Friday, reaching $39.90. 46,599 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 47,411. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52. The company has a market cap of $15,828.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.98 and a beta of 1.39. Viacom has a twelve month low of $28.20 and a twelve month high of $49.00.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter. Viacom had a net margin of 15.49% and a return on equity of 26.28%.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Rosenblatt Securities reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Viacom in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 target price (down previously from $28.00) on shares of Viacom in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.00.

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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.

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