Viacom Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Comcast Corporation (
). 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%.
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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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Media (
- PowerShares Buyback Achievers (
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%.