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Is Viacom, Inc.(NASDAQ: VIAB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/5/2005. Viacom, Inc. is in the Entertainment – Diversified industry and Services sector. Average volume for Viacom, Inc., is 3473.72, and so far today it has a volume of 1221297. Performance year to date since the 12/5/2005 is 12.69%.

To help you determine whether Viacom, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 8.16 and forward P/E is 9.47. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Viacom, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.79. P/S ratio is 1.42 and the P/B ratio is 4.63. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 38.36 and 15.66 respectively.

At the current price Viacom, Inc. is trading at, 44.68 (-1.74% today), Viacom, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.52%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.57, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.16% after growing -12.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 679.00%, and -2.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 404.97, and the number of shares float is 353.37. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.80%, and institutional ownership is at 89.70%. The float short is 4.42%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.5. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.00%, and also a return on investment of 16.40%.

The ability for Viacom, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 2.96 and total debt/equity is 3.22. In terms of margins, Viacom, Inc. has a gross margin of 50.50%, with its operating margin at 27.30%, and Viacom, Inc. has a profit margin of 17.10%.

The 52 week high is -18.85%, with 51.36% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.34% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.20%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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