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Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15001.28. 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 37.01 (with a change from open of 1.84%), this in conjunction with a target price of 46.5. Volume today has so far reached 2798811, with an average volume of about 3567.8. The GAP for this stock, is -1.78%.

The P/E ratio is 7.14, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 8.64. The current EPS for Viacom, Inc., is 5.19, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -12.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -8.30%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Viacom, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.60% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 1.76%. Quarter over quarter is -26.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 19.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 91.10%. Shares outstanding is 405.44, while shares float is at a value of 354.53. Float short for Viacom, Inc. is 3.41% and the short ratio is 3.39.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.69, while the total debt/equity comes to 3.02. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 48.20% and their operating margin is 24.80%. The profit margin is 15.80%.

Viacom, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 9.20%, and on investment, 16.40%. Return on equity is 54.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.05. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.15, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.59 and Price/cash is 78.13, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 17.32.

The simple moving averages are -12.79% and -9.38% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -28.59% and the 52 week low is 25.38%.

Viacom, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.32%, with a current price of 37.01. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 30.70%. 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 -0.43%, with performance for the month coming to -15.41%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -16.70%, and for the half year the performance is -15.84%. Volatility for this week is 4.00% and for the month this is 2.99%.

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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