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Viacom Inc. (VIAB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013

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%.

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


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

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