Viacom Inc (VIAB) Short Interest Update

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 17, 2018

The institutional investor held 336,683 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $56.98M, down from 342,236 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bokf who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $886.58B market cap company. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $71.62. About 21.75M shares traded. Since April 14, 2017 VIAB has declined 30.65% and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

According to 2017Q4 SEC filling the Marc Majzner upped its stake in Viacom Inc New (VIAB) by 32.57%. The stock had a trading volume of 2,411,513 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,932,640. On Monday, February 12 the stock of Viacom, Inc. It has underperformed by 42.20% the S&P500. Sell-side analysts covering the shares are projecting that it will reach $34.95 within the next 12-18 months. The positive are 25%.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. In Friday, November 17 report Cowen & Co maintained it with "Hold" rating and $29.0 target. Bank of America maintained Viacom, Inc. In Monday, November 20 report KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating. On Sunday, February 11 the company was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Hold" on Friday, February 9. On Friday, October 20 the stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) is expected to report earnings on May, 3., according to Zacks. The firm has "Hold" rating by Guggenheim given on Thursday, February 8.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1. Wedbush analyst J. Dix now expects that the firm will post earnings of $1.06 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.15. VIAB's profit could hit $323.75 million if the current EPS of $0.79 is accurate. PEG's profit will be $464.39 million for 13.55 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. It's down -0.24, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. Ci Inc has invested 2.37% of its portfolio in Apple Inc.

Institutional Ownership/ Insider Ownership: Viacom, Inc. institutional ownership is held at 95.1% while insider ownership was 0.1%. Reilly Fincl Advisors Ltd Liability Company accumulated 106 shares. Compton Capital Mgmt Inc Ri has invested 1.81% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 199,923 shares. Windsor Capital Mngmt Lc has 10,821 shares for 0.85% of their portfolio. Loop Capital started coverage on Viacom in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Bkd Wealth Advsrs Llc accumulated 47,527 shares. Allstate Corp bought a new position in Viacom during the second quarter valued at approximately $4,407,000. It also reduced its holding in Gramercy Ppty Tr by 23,803 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,471 shares, and cut its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT). The firm's revenue was down 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Viacom Inc will post 4.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) received a Buy rating from 3 analysts. Therefore 33% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, June 26. On Thursday, January 4 the firm has "Hold" rating given by Wells Fargo.

Today we are spotlighting shares of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) have recently weighed in on the outlook of the shares. Wunderlich maintained Viacom, Inc. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 14th. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $80.0 target in Friday, December 15 report. The Services stock showed a change of 0.07% from opening and finally closed at $30.70 by scoring 0.59%. The stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to "Hold" on Wednesday, March 28.

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