Viacom Inc. ( VIA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 09, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 01, 2016. Shareholders who purchased VIA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that VIA has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of VIA was $45.4, representing a -37.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.72 and a 34% increase over the 52 week low of $33.88.
VIA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) and Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ). VIA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.75. Zacks Investment Research reports VIA's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 5.7%, compared to an industry average of %.
Interested in gaining exposure to VIA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VIA as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF ( CZA )
- PowerShares Fundamental Investment Grade Corporate Bond Portfo ( PFIG )
- Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration ETF ( GSY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GSY with an decrease of -0.36% over the last 100 days. CZA has the highest percent weighting of VIA at 2.65%.
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