Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Entertainment – Diversified. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $28.16, down from yesterday’s close by -0.39%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.Fundamental Analysis
Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) currently trades with a market capitalization of $11.49 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -3.32 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.
You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.4 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.07 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.50% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.
It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how VIAB has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Viacom, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $36.96. It is now trading 8.8% off that level. The stock is trading $30.71 its 50-day moving average by 2.55%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $22.13.
In recent action, Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) has made a move of -8.45% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 15.08, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 3.94% with $361.61 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of VIAB.