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Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) Announces Earnings Results

Euclidean Technologies Management Llc who had been investing in Viacom Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.04 billion market cap company. The institutional investor held 230,100 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $55.92M, down from 235,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Hasbro, Inc. The stock increased 4.19% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $30.1. About 106,666 shares traded.

Capital Management Associates increased its stake in Viacom Inc Cl B (VIAB) by 80.85% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 59,448 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,832,000 after purchasing an additional 4,635 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor held 38,250 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.18M, up from 21,150 at the end of the previous reported quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 29,235 shares of the company's stock worth $901,000 after buying an additional 16,930 shares in the last quarter. The stock decreased 0.94% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $29.37. About 2.54M shares traded.

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) struggling side by side to strengthen its position in stock market. It has underperformed by 42.20% the S&P500.

Viacom, Inc operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 83% are positive. Viacom Inc. had 135 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, February 9 the stock has "Hold" rating by Piper Jaffray. On Thursday, January 4 Wells Fargo maintained Viacom, Inc. Loop Capital has "Hold" rating and $27 target. On Thursday, February 8 the company was maintained by Guggenheim. The firm has "Sell" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, June 6. In Wednesday, March 28 report Citigroup upgraded the stock to "Hold" rating. (NasdaqGS:VIAB) is 0.373769. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, May 2 with "Hold". Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources.

Viacom Inc - Class B (NASDAQ:VIAB) had a decrease of its shares shorted by 10.11%. Bizjournals.com's news article titled: "At TJ Maxx parent, the CEO's pay was 1500 times higher than the median employee's" with publication date: April 30, 2018 was also an interesting one.

More news for Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: "Lear Corporation 2018 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides" on April 26, 2018. It also upped Core Laboratories N V (NYSE:CLB) stake by 7,319 shares and now owns 222,695 shares. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was reduced too.

Among 14 analysts covering Gildan Activewear Inc. Chemed had 18 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital downgraded Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) rating. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $33.0 target. On Friday, November 17 the firm has "Buy" rating given by UBS.

Separately, Rosenblatt Securities reiterated a "sell" rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Viacom in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. On Thursday, September 22 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with "Neutral". The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by RBC Capital Markets.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on VIAB.



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