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Today’s Large Cap Details for Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) of Entertainment – Diversified

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14.08 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Viacom, Inc. is 34.76 (with a change from open of 0.49%), this in conjunction with a target price of 44.85. Volume today has so far reached 61803, with an average volume of about 5257.93. The GAP for this stock, is 0.26%.

The P/E ratio is 11.44, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 8.37. The current EPS for Viacom, Inc., is 3.02, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -23.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -1.71%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Viacom, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 6.65% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.00%. Quarter over quarter is -60.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 0.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -3.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 89.80%. Shares outstanding is 408.06, while shares float is at a value of 360.23. Float short for Viacom, Inc. is 5.02% and the short ratio is 3.44.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.57. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 44.20% and their operating margin is 16.30%. The profit margin is 9.30%.

Viacom, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 5.20%, and on investment, 12.40%. Return on equity is 27.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.63. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.09, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.9 and Price/cash is 20.98, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 17.53.

The simple moving averages are 1.27% and -10.27% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -25.60% and the 52 week low is 6.36%.

Viacom, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.32%, with a current price of 34.76. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 33.00%. This is in an industry, Entertainment – Diversified, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Viacom, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Entertainment – Diversified industry means that Viacom, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 4.32%, with performance for the month coming to -3.06%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -22.19%, and for the half year the performance is -22.99%. Volatility for this week is 2.04% and for the month this is 2.65%.

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