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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 3558.49, and so far today it has a volume of 46805. Performance year to date since the 12/5/2005 is 6.17%.

To help you determine whether Viacom, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 8.26 and forward P/E is 9.91. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Viacom, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.03. P/S ratio is 1.31 and the P/B ratio is 4.15. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 89.08 and 19.75 respectively.

At the current price Viacom, Inc. is trading at, 43.02 (0.42% today), Viacom, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.73%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 30.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.19, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.51% after growing -12.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -26.30%, and 1.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 399.24, and the number of shares float is 353.99. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.80%, and institutional ownership is at 89.40%. The float short is 3.66%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.64. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.20%, and also a return on investment of 16.40%.

The ability for Viacom, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 2.69 and total debt/equity is 3.02. In terms of margins, Viacom, Inc. has a gross margin of 48.20%, with its operating margin at 24.80%, and Viacom, Inc. has a profit margin of 15.80%.

The 52 week high is -16.99%, with 45.74% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.95% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.94%.

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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