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Consensus recommendation

As of Apr 21, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 36 polled investment analysts covering Viacom, Inc. advises that the company will outperform the market. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts improved on Feb 09, 2017. The previous consensus forecast advised investors to hold their position in Viacom, Inc..
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Buy6
Outperform9
Hold19
Underperform2
Sell0

Share price forecast

The 31 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Viacom, Inc. have a median target of 45.00, with a high estimate of 56.00 and a low estimate of 31.00. The median estimate represents a 5.26% increase from the last price of 42.75.
High31.0%56.00
Med5.3%45.00
Low-27.5%31.00

Dividends

In 2016, Viacom Inc reported a dividend of 1.40 USD, which represents a 4.11% decrease from last year. The 17 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.80 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, a decrease of 42.71%.
Div growth (TTM)-4.11%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Feb 09, 2017, Viacom, Inc. reported 1st quarter 2017 earnings of 1.04 per share. This result exceeded the 0.84 consensus of the 29 analysts covering the company and under-performed last year's 1st quarter results by 11.86%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on May 04, 2017.
Average growth rate+4.75%
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 1st quarter 2017 revenues of 3.32bn. This bettered the 3.18bn consensus of the 26 analysts covering the company. This was 5.39% above the prior year's 1st quarter results.
Average growth rate+1.39%
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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