Viacom Inc. ( VIAB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2019. Shareholders who purchased VIAB prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 10th quarter that VIAB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $29.51, the dividend yield is 2.71%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VIAB was $29.51, representing a -16.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.55 and a 11.11% increase over the 52 week low of $26.56.
VIAB is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) and Walt Disney Company ( DIS ). VIAB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.26. Zacks Investment Research reports VIAB's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 3.57%, compared to an industry average of 1.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VIAB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VIAB as a top-10 holding:
- Deep Value ETF ( DVP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DVP with an decrease of -7.2% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VIAB at 0.08%.
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