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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) which is in the industry Entertainment – Diversified, gaining 2.85% today. In the last week its performance is 3.37%, and 5.93% for the past quarter. Currently, Viacom, Inc., VIAB has a target price of 47.43, so today’s gain of 2.85% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.19%.

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), has a market cap of 16608.28, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.80%, and institutional ownership is 90.20%.

At the current price of 42.56, it has a dividend yield of 3.87%, and its target price is 47.43. This is with a profit margin of 17.10%, and total debt/equity of 3.22. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has a P/E of 7.43, as well as a forward P/E of 8.29.

With a current EPS of 5.57, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.55%,Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 19.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 4.09%.

Performance for the year is -31.83%. Since its IPO date on 12/05/2005, the total performance to date is 2.55%.

Volume today for Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), is 1377185, while its average volume is 4424.41. Whilst the total gain today was 2.85%, it did have a day high of -8.06%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.80%, and 3.61% for the month. The 52-week low for Viacom, Inc., VIAB has been 44.18%, while the 52-week-high has reached -30.49%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 16.40%, and its return on assets is 10.00%. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has an operating margin of 27.30%. With a sales growth of -2.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Viacom, Inc., VIAB is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 2.96, and has a current ratio of 1.1 and 0.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Viacom, Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.81, and the P/S is 1.28, along with a P/B of 4.21. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 34.6.

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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