Viacom (VIAB) was Upgraded by Wells Fargo to ” Market Perform”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Underperform ” on the company shares. Wells Fargo advised their investors in a research report released on Oct 13, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Viacom. Shares were Reiterated by Wedbush on Sep 27, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $44 .Shares were Reiterated by Wunderlich on Sep 21, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 65 from a previous price target of $82 .Shares were Downgraded by Stifel on Sep 19, 2016 to ” Hold” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 38 from a previous price target of $49 .
On the company’s financial health, Viacom reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Aug 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.02. The company had revenue of $3107.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3007.44 million. The company’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.47 EPS.
Viacom closed down -0.53 points or -1.46% at $35.73 with 37,67,501 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $36.16, the shares hit an intraday low of $35.371 and an intraday high of $36.3 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.
Viacom Inc. (Viacom) is an entertainment content company that connects with audiences in over 160 countries and territories and creates compelling television programs motion pictures short-form video applications games consumer products social media and other entertainment content. The Company operates through two segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. Viacom Media Networks program services reached approximately 700 million households in over 160 countries. Viacom Media Networks operates the international extensions of the multimedia brands MTV VH1 Nickelodeon Comedy Central and BET as well as certain program services. The Companys Filmed Entertainment segment produces finances acquires and distributes motion pictures and other entertainment content. under the Paramount Pictures Paramount Vantage Paramount Classics Insurge Pictures MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies brands.