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Morning Hot Stocks: Viacom, Inc., (VIAB)

Friday February 24th 2017: Viacom, Inc., VIAB is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Entertainment – Diversified in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Viacom, Inc., VIABĀ  has a market cap of 14.1 B. Since its IPO date on the 12/05/2005, Viacom, Inc., VIAB performance year to date is -0.48%. Today Viacom, Inc., VIAB has gained 1.25%, with a current price of 34.93.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 89.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 33.00%. Return of assets are at 5.20%, with return on investment at 12.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Viacom, Inc., VIAB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.57. While Total debt/equity is 2.57. With a profit margin of 9.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.20%, and operating margin of 16.30%. Viacom, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Viacom, Inc., VIAB has seen a EPS growth of -23.80%. A performance for the year of -22.03%. The 52-week high is -25.24%, and the 52-week low is 6.88%. The average volume for Viacom, Inc., VIAB is 3280642.

With a target price of 44.48, can Viacom, Inc., VIAB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Viacom, Inc., VIAB. Viacom, Inc. has a P/E of 11.58 and a forward P/E of 8.47. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.72. Viacom, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.09 and 2.94 respectively. For P/cash, Viacom, Inc. has a value of 21.01, while it is 17.56 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 34.93, Viacom, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.29%. We see a return on equity of 27.40%.

Looking more long-term Viacom, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.73%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.65% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -23.80% for this year and for the last five years a 0.00% growth has been seen.

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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