Viacom (VIA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media coverage about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Viacom earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3474383013113 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

VIA stock traded down $0.05 during trading on Thursday, reaching $32.30. The company had a trading volume of 41,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 39,156. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47. Viacom has a twelve month low of $28.20 and a twelve month high of $42.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.29 billion, a PE ratio of 8.48 and a beta of 1.27.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.13. Viacom had a net margin of 16.74% and a return on equity of 24.97%. The business had revenue of $3.15 billion during the quarter.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.

Viacom Company Profile

Viacom, Inc operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events, and social media experiences. It operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment.

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