Viacom Inc. ( VIAB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased VIAB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that VIAB has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of VIAB was $61.91, representing a -0.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.10 and a 38.04% increase over the 52 week low of $44.85.
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 $4.26. Zacks Investment Research reports VIAB's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.51%, compared to an industry average of 4.4%.
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 Dynamic Consumer Discretionary ( PEZ )
- PowerShares Buyback Achievers ( PKW )
- First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QQXT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PEJ with an increase of 14.08% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VIAB at 5.2%.
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