Viacom Inc. (VIAB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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Viacom Inc. ( VIAB ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased VIAB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that VIAB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $53.55, the dividend yield is 2.05%.

The previous trading day's last sale of VIAB was $53.55, representing a -5.9% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.91 and a 27.56% increase over the 52 week low of $41.98.

VIAB is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) and Comcast Corporation ( CMCSK ). VIAB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.72. Zacks Investment Research reports VIAB's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.98%, compared to an industry average of 11.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VIAB Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to VIAB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VIAB as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ( PEJ )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Media ( PBS )
  • PowerShares Buyback Achievers ( PKW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PBS with an increase of 11.46% over the last 100 days. PEJ has the highest percent weighting of VIAB at 4.8%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CMCSA , CMCSK , PBS , PEJ , PKW , VIAB

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