Viacom (VIA) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.07

News articles about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6518590381816 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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VIA stock traded down $0.55 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $35.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 23,227 shares, compared to its average volume of 41,438. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52. Viacom has a 52-week low of $28.20 and a 52-week high of $46.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,604.98, a PE ratio of 9.65 and a beta of 1.26.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter. Viacom had a net margin of 15.49% and a return on equity of 26.28%. The company had revenue of $3.07 billion during the quarter.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th were given a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.23%.

Several equities analysts have commented on VIA shares. Loop Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price target (down previously from $28.00) on shares of Viacom in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Rosenblatt Securities reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Viacom in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.00.

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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.

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