Analyst Ratings for Viacom Inc. Cl B (VIAB)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Viacom Inc. Cl B (NASDAQ:VIAB) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, VIAB was issued an average rating of Overweight.

13 analysts declared VIAB a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 19 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for VIAB by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 57.5, which equates to a potential upside of 61.25 percent. The lowest price target was 29, implying a possible loss of -18.68 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.48 percent. That number becomes -4.5 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.13 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.13 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of VIAB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 27.66 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. VIAB has a PEG ratio of 0.43.

VIAB has a 52-week high of 46.72 and a 52-week low of 32.68. Currently the stock is 9.12 percent higher than its low, and 23.67 percent lower than its 52-week high. VIAB has a price/earnings ratio of 11.77. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VIAB value stock report compares VIAB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VIAB is $14.54 billion. VIAB will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.