Media coverage about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Viacom earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.3737833282976 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research firms have issued reports on VIA. Rosenblatt Securities reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Viacom in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Loop Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective (down from $28.00) on shares of Viacom in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.00.

Shares of Viacom (VIA) traded up $0.60 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $39.05. 32,947 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 54,098. Viacom has a 52 week low of $28.20 and a 52 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 $15,627.68, a P/E ratio of 7.81 and a beta of 1.39.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter. Viacom had a net margin of 15.49% and a return on equity of 26.28%.

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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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