Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.08

Headlines about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Viacom earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 43.6644418115481 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $38.85. The stock had a trading volume of 54,622 shares, compared to its average volume of 55,060. Viacom has a 12 month low of $28.20 and a 12 month high of $49.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.41. The company has a market cap of $13,520.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.77 and a beta of 1.39.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter. Viacom had a return on equity of 26.28% and a net margin of 15.49%.

VIA has been the subject of a number of research reports. Loop Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective (down from $28.00) on shares of Viacom in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Rosenblatt Securities reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Viacom in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.00.

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Viacom Company Profile

Viacom Inc offers global media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content. As of September 30, 2016, the Company offered its services for audiences in more than 180 countries.

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