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Consensus recommendation

As of Jan 14, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 37 polled investment analysts covering Viacom, Inc. advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts deteriorated on Nov 15, 2016. The previous consensus forecast advised that Viacom, Inc. would outperform the market.
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Buy6
Outperform7
Hold22
Underperform2
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Share price forecast

The 30 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Viacom, Inc. have a median target of 41.00, with a high estimate of 56.00 and a low estimate of 30.00. The median estimate represents a 1.91% increase from the last price of 40.23.
High39.2%56.00
Med1.9%41.00
Low-25.4%30.00

Dividends

In 2016, Viacom Inc reported a dividend of 1.40 USD, which represents a 4.11% decrease from last year. The 14 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.80 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, a decrease of 42.64%.
Div growth (TTM)-4.11%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Nov 09, 2016, Viacom, Inc. reported 4th quarter 2016 earnings of 0.69 per share. This result exceeded the 0.65 consensus of the 31 analysts covering the company and under-performed last year's 4th quarter results by 55.19%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Feb 09, 2017.
Average growth rate-13.77%
Viacom, Inc. reported annual 2016 earnings of 3.68 per share on Nov 09, 2016.
Average growth rate-1.27%
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Revenue history & estimates

Viacom, Inc. had 4th quarter 2016 revenues of 3.23bn. This missed the 3.30bn consensus estimate of the 32 analysts following the company. This was 14.84% below the prior year's 4th quarter results.
Average growth rate-3.56%
Viacom, Inc. had revenues for the full year 2016 of 12.49bn. This was 5.88% below the prior year's results.
Average growth rate-2.42%
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