News stories about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Viacom earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.590933454848 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Friday Box Office: ‘Book Club’ Nabs $4.7M, ‘Show Dogs’ Bombs (finance.yahoo.com)
- CBS, Viacom Might Be Better Off With Other Suitors, Shareholder Says (finance.yahoo.com)
- Cuggino Says CBS and Viacom Might Be Better Off With Other Suitors (msn.com)
- Dealpolitik: CBS Directors Play a Subtle Game in Viacom Battle (blogs.wsj.com)
- Dismissal upheld in suit over Viacom payments to Redstone (marketbeat.com)
Shares of Viacom traded down $0.60, reaching $33.80, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 22,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,568. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.24. The firm has a market cap of $13.85 billion, a PE ratio of 8.84 and a beta of 1.27. Viacom has a fifty-two week low of $28.20 and a fifty-two week high of $42.55.
Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $3.15 billion during the quarter. Viacom had a net margin of 16.74% and a return on equity of 24.97%.
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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