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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for VIAB. The highest price target was 57.5, implying a possible profit of 61.25 percent. The minimum price target given was 29, implying potential capital losses of -18.68 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.48 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -4.5 percent. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of VIAB to grow at a rate of 27.66 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. VIAB has a PEG ratio of 0.43.

VIAB has traded between a high of 46.72 and a low of 32.68 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 9.12 percent, and 23.67 percent lower than its 52-week high. VIAB has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $14.54 billion. VIAB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.