Quantum Capital Management Takes $671000 Position in Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)

Quantum Capital Management bought a new stake in Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the …

Viacom logoQuantum Capital Management bought a new stake in Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 26,109 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $671,000.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Pearl River Capital LLC bought a new position in Viacom in the fourth quarter valued at about $26,000. Bruderman Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Viacom by 935.5% in the fourth quarter. Bruderman Asset Management LLC now owns 1,139 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,000 after acquiring an additional 1,029 shares during the last quarter. CWM LLC boosted its holdings in Viacom by 507.6% in the fourth quarter. CWM LLC now owns 1,197 shares of the company’s stock valued at $31,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Clarus Wealth Advisors boosted its holdings in Viacom by 3,279.5% in the fourth quarter. Clarus Wealth Advisors now owns 1,487 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,000 after acquiring an additional 1,443 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bremer Trust National Association bought a new position in Viacom in the fourth quarter valued at about $45,000. Institutional investors own 80.28% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:VIAB opened at $27.99 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $11.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.79, a P/E/G ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 1.46. Viacom, Inc. has a twelve month low of $23.31 and a twelve month high of $34.44. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.10. Viacom had a return on equity of 23.34% and a net margin of 11.60%. The firm had revenue of $3.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.12 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.03 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. Research analysts forecast that Viacom, Inc. will post 4.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.86%. Viacom’s dividend payout ratio is currently 19.42%.

VIAB has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Barrington Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Viacom in a report on Monday, November 19th. ValuEngine upgraded Viacom from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 20th. Citigroup raised their target price on Viacom from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 21st. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Viacom in a report on Thursday, November 29th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Wolfe Research started coverage on Viacom in a report on Friday, December 7th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.42.

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About Viacom

Viacom Inc operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment offers entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers through approximately 314 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Nick Jr., VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5, Milkshake!, Telefe, Colors, Paramount Channel, TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick Music, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, BET Her, BET Gospel, and BET Hip Hop, as well as through online, mobile, and apps.

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Acadian Asset Management LLC Takes $209000 Position in Viacom, Inc. (VIAB)

Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent …

Viacom logoAcadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 8,116 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $209,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Belpointe Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Viacom by 3.2% in the third quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC now owns 15,655 shares of the company’s stock valued at $529,000 after acquiring an additional 491 shares during the period. Atlas Brown Inc. boosted its position in shares of Viacom by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Atlas Brown Inc. now owns 19,589 shares of the company’s stock valued at $503,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Viacom by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 13,040 shares of the company’s stock valued at $335,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Viacom by 9.9% in the fourth quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 7,004 shares of the company’s stock valued at $180,000 after acquiring an additional 632 shares during the period. Finally, CWM LLC boosted its position in shares of Viacom by 507.6% in the fourth quarter. CWM LLC now owns 1,197 shares of the company’s stock valued at $31,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.62% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on VIAB shares. Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Viacom in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Viacom in a research report on Thursday, November 29th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $34.00 target price for the company. Citigroup lifted their target price on shares of Viacom from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Viacom from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 20th. Finally, Wolfe Research started coverage on shares of Viacom in a research report on Friday, December 7th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.71.

Shares of VIAB opened at $28.86 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $11.74 billion, a PE ratio of 7.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 1.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.31 and a quick ratio of 1.10. Viacom, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $23.31 and a fifty-two week high of $34.44.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 5th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $3.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.12 billion. Viacom had a net margin of 11.60% and a return on equity of 23.34%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Viacom, Inc. will post 4.21 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.77%. Viacom’s payout ratio is 19.42%.

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Viacom Inc operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment offers entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers through approximately 314 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Nick Jr., VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5, Milkshake!, Telefe, Colors, Paramount Channel, TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick Music, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, BET Her, BET Gospel, and BET Hip Hop, as well as through online, mobile, and apps.

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Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) Short Interest Up 15.2% in January

AQR Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Viacom by 9.6% in the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 7,008,127 …

Viacom logoViacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,031,705 shares, an increase of 15.2% from the January 15th total of 16,516,682 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,281,978 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.4 days.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc raised its stake in shares of Viacom by 1.6% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 38,037,506 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,284,147,000 after acquiring an additional 585,381 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Viacom by 1.0% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 27,578,297 shares of the company’s stock valued at $708,764,000 after acquiring an additional 265,799 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Viacom by 9.6% in the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 7,008,127 shares of the company’s stock valued at $236,594,000 after acquiring an additional 612,741 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Viacom by 3,319.4% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 6,573,957 shares of the company’s stock valued at $256,000 after acquiring an additional 6,381,702 shares during the period. Finally, Capital World Investors raised its stake in shares of Viacom by 28.0% in the 3rd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 5,482,488 shares of the company’s stock valued at $185,089,000 after acquiring an additional 1,199,988 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.62% of the company’s stock.

VIAB has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Viacom from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 2nd. UBS Group cut shares of Viacom from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $34.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, November 5th. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Viacom in a report on Monday, November 19th. Citigroup lifted their price objective on shares of Viacom from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 21st. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Viacom in a report on Thursday, November 29th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $34.00 price objective for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.71.

Shares of NASDAQ VIAB traded up $0.23 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $29.14. The company had a trading volume of 2,616,093 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,224,515. Viacom has a fifty-two week low of $23.31 and a fifty-two week high of $34.50. The firm has a market cap of $11.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 1.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $3.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.12 billion. Viacom had a net margin of 11.60% and a return on equity of 23.34%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.03 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Viacom will post 4.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 1st. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.75%. Viacom’s payout ratio is presently 19.42%.

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About Viacom

Viacom Inc operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment offers entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers through approximately 314 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Nick Jr., VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5, Milkshake!, Telefe, Colors, Paramount Channel, TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick Music, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, BET Her, BET Gospel, and BET Hip Hop, as well as through online, mobile, and apps.

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Viacom Adds FuboTV To Its Networks

Other cable networks investors on Philo include AMC Networks, Discovery, A+E Networks, as well as CBC New Media, NEA, Rho Ventures and Xfund.

Viacom continues to makeprogress with new virtual pay TV network services — now adding fuboTV for nine of its core networks.

Viacom says BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network, TV Landand VH1 will soon be included in fuboTV’s base package, called fubo.

The deal also includes Viacom’s Telefe and MTV Tr3s networks on fuboTV’s Spanish-language basepackage, fubo Latino. There are around 300,000 subscribers for fuboTV.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Viacom’s other deals include Sling TV, which has 2.4million subscribers and carries 12 Viacom networks. Viacom is also on DirecTV Now, which has 1.6 million subscribers, also carrying 12 Viacom channels.

Back in 2017, Viacom struck adistribution and investor deal with Philo — which touts skinny package of primarily non-sports cable channels. Sixteen Viacom channels are carried on Philo services currently.

Othercable networks investors on Philo include AMC Networks, Discovery, A+E Networks, as well as CBC New Media, NEA, Rho Ventures and Xfund.

Basic Philo packages costs $16 monthly for 40entertainment and lifestyle channels, and $20 for 55 channels.

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Renaissance Technologies LLC Takes $1.22 Million Position in Viacom, Inc. (VIA)

Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) during the third quarter, according to the company in its …

Viacom logoRenaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 33,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,215,000.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in Viacom during the 3rd quarter valued at $274,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH bought a new stake in shares of Viacom in the 3rd quarter worth $325,000. Strs Ohio bought a new stake in shares of Viacom in the 3rd quarter worth $406,000. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in Viacom by 85.6% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 19,201 shares of the company’s stock valued at $681,000 after buying an additional 8,853 shares during the period. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. grew its position in Viacom by 139.8% during the third quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 21,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $772,000 after buying an additional 12,300 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 1.92% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Viacom stock opened at $34.13 on Friday. Viacom, Inc. has a 12-month low of $27.01 and a 12-month high of $40.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.01 billion, a PE ratio of 8.26 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $3.09 billion for the quarter. Viacom had a net margin of 11.60% and a return on equity of 23.34%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 1st. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th.

Several research firms have commented on VIA. TheStreet raised shares of Viacom from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, October 19th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Viacom in a report on Thursday, November 29th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $34.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Imperial Capital raised shares of Viacom from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, January 14th.

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Viacom Inc operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment offers entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers through approximately 314 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Nick Jr., VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5, Milkshake!, Telefe, Colors, Paramount Channel, TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick Music, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, BET Her, BET Gospel, and BET Hip Hop, as well as through online, mobile, and apps.

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