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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Viacom, Inc., VIAB

Viacom, Inc., VIAB is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Entertainment – Diversified in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Viacom, Inc., VIAB  has a market cap of 17279.51. Since its IPO date on the 12/5/2005, Viacom, Inc., VIAB performance year to date is 12.02%. Today Viacom, Inc., VIAB has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 45.2.

Ownership of the company is 0.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 90.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.50%. Return of assets are at 10.00%, with return on investment at 16.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Viacom, Inc., VIAB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.96. While Total debt/equity is 3.22. With a profit margin of 17.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 50.50%, and operating margin of 27.30%. Viacom, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Viacom, Inc., VIAB has seen a EPS growth of -12.90%. A performance for the year of -23.48%. The 52-week high is -25.04%, and the 52-week low is 53.13%. The average volume for Viacom, Inc., VIAB is 0.

With a target price of 47.27, can Viacom, Inc., VIAB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Viacom, Inc., VIAB. Viacom, Inc. has a P/E of 8.11 and a forward P/E of 9.16. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.98. Viacom, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.33 and 4.6 respectively. For P/cash, Viacom, Inc. has a value of 36, while it is 14.69 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 45.2, Viacom, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.54%. We see a return on equity of 63.60%.

Looking more long-term Viacom, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.09%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.27% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -12.90% for this year and for the last five years a 19.70% 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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