Headlines about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Viacom earned a news impact score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) traded up 0.80% on Tuesday, reaching $37.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 134,113 shares. Viacom has a one year low of $36.25 and a one year high of $49.23. The stock has a market cap of $15.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.45 and a beta of 1.46. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $39.65 and a 200-day moving average of $42.54.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.05 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $3.36 billion during the quarter. Viacom had a return on equity of 30.89% and a net margin of 11.04%. On average, analysts predict that Viacom will post $3.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Viacom’s payout ratio is 21.98%.

VIA has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Rosenblatt Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Viacom in a research report on Friday, April 14th. Barrington Research reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Viacom in a report on Friday, May 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.80.

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Viacom Company Profile

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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