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VIAB

Viacom

$29.33

0.33 (1.14%)

, VIA

Viacom

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0.22 (0.69%)

05:02
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05:02

Viacom upgraded to Outperform from In-Line at Imperial Capital

Imperial Capital analyst David Miller upgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Outperform and raised his price target for the shares to $37 from $30. Now is the time to get constructive given the stock's 13.5% correction over the past 12 weeks, Miller tells investors in a research note. The analyst adds that while Viacom's fiscal 2019 film slate does not impress him, its slate for fiscal 2020 looks more promising, highlighted by Gemini Man, G.I. Joe, another Spongebob film, Top Gun, with Tom Cruise reprising his role from the 1986 classic. He believes the stock's risk/reward now favors long positions.

VIAB

Viacom

$29.33

0.33 (1.14%)

VIA

Viacom

$32.16

0.22 (0.69%)

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VIAB Viacom
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LOOP
12/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $59
LOOP
Buy
CBS risk-reward 'very favorable', says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould kept his Buy rating on CBS (CBS), saying the stock carries the "most favorable risk/reward of media companies" in his coverage universe. The analyst notes that the uncertainty around the company's CEO role, discussions around NFL rights, and the possibility of a Viacom (VIAB) merger have driven down CBS stock price, lowing his price target to $59 from $68 to reflect the volatility of the shares. Gould contends however that CBS valuation is now "extraordinarily attractive", adding that his new price target still implies a 36% upside potential.
12/28/18
RILY
12/28/18
NO CHANGE
Target $30
RILY
Buy
Viacom price target lowered to $30 from $39 at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Barton Crockett lowered his price target for Viacom (VIAB) to $30 from $39 after adjusting his estimates. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
01/02/19
SPHN
01/02/19
UPGRADE
Target $58
SPHN
Overweight
CBS upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Kyle Evans upgraded CBS to Overweight from Equal Weight as he believes investor sentiment is poised to improve on the name in 2019 and that the company can continue to post solid results driven by underlying unit growth and stronger pricing. While the threat of a potential Viacom (VIAB) transaction remains, Evans also sees "a decent chance" CBS will become an acquisition target itself as the OTT and streaming video markets become increasingly competitive, he tells investors. Evans keeps a $58 price target on CBS shares.
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01/02/19
UPGRADE
Target $35
BRRR
Outperform
Viacom upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington
Barrington analyst James Goss upgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Outperform with a price target of $35. The analyst believes the fundamental progress for Viacom in its own turnaround efforts is not at all reflected in the stock's current trading levels. His upgrade reflects the company's efforts at improving the operational performance of its two main business segments.
VIA Viacom
$32.16

0.22 (0.69%)

11/28/18
IMPC
11/28/18
NO CHANGE
Target $30
IMPC
In-Line
Viacom estimates lowered on 'Instant Family' opening at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst David Miller lowered his Q1 core earnings per share estimate for Viacom to $1.02 from $1.18 to reflect the weaker than expected theatrical receipts for "Instant Family." It appears as if the move will be a short run, Miller tells investors in a research note partially titled "So Where is the Turnaround?" The analyst says he has not seen any evidence of a turnaround thus far for Viacom, at least theatrically. He keeps an In-Line rating on the shares with a $30 price target.
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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
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