Viacom, Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.20 (VIA)

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 9th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.20 per share on Tuesday, April 3rd. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th.

Shares of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) traded up $0.25 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $38.85. 1,928 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 43,985. Viacom has a fifty-two week low of $28.20 and a fifty-two week high of $49.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.41. The stock has a market cap of $15,510.25, a P/E ratio of 7.74 and a beta of 1.31.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last issued its 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 business had revenue of $3.07 billion for the quarter.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price target (down from $28.00) on shares of Viacom in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Rosenblatt Securities reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Viacom in a 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 issued a buy rating to the stock. Viacom currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.00.

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About Viacom

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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