- Analyst to Redstone: Take Viacom Private. Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;6/23/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 25, p35
The article reports on the demand of Pali Research Media analyst Rich Greenfield for Viacom Inc. chairman Summer Redstone to take the media firm private claiming it could pay a 17% premium to the firm's current stock price in the U.S. According to Greenfield, despite increase in earnings,...
- Holding pattern. Bond, Paul // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;3/14/2008, Vol. 403 Issue 48, p67
The article presents the views of several business analysts about value of Viacom Inc's stock in the market in 2008. Business analyst David Joyce has a "buy" rating on the stock and $51 target price, though he says not to expect better than $45 in the next 6-9 months. However analyst Jim Goss...
- Is Viacom a Survivor? Kalwarski, Tara // Money;Aug2004, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p125
This article discusses the successful stock buying strategy of John C. Thompson, lead manager of the Thompson Plumb Growth fund. Thompson makes savvy bets on out-of-favor shares of growing companies. "I look for companies where the fundamentals are doing well but the stock price is not," he...
- Viacom Adjusts Earnings Downward. // Broadcasting & Cable;10/13/2008, Vol. 138 Issue 40, p29
The article reports on Viacom's update for its 2008 full-year business outlook based on the difficult economic conditions in the U.S. The company expects to deliver growth in adjusted diluted earnings per share from the middle single to double-digits for the whole year. It also expects that the...
- Viacom posts record 2nd quarter. Bennett, Ray; Pryor, Peter // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;7/29/2003, Vol. 379 Issue 36, p60
Higher revenue at its broadcast and cable television networks powered Viacom Inc. to a 21% increase in second-quarter profits. The entertainment giant also declared its first dividend in 16 years â€” 6 cents per share per quarter as of October. Viacom reported net income of $659.6 million,...
- B'buster stock up at end of week. Goldsmith, Jill // Variety;08/16/99, Vol. 375 Issue 13, p13
Reports on the success of the first week of stock trading of Blockbuster Inc. on August 13, 1999. Initial stock price; Views of analysts on the stock performance; Shares sold by its rival, Viacom.
- SLOWDOWN JITTERS. Goldsmith, Jill // Daily Variety;09/25/2000, Vol. 269 Issue 16, p5
Reports on the decline in the stock prices of Viacom on September 22, 2000 due to the speculated slump in advertising. Decline in Internet advertising; Impact of high oil prices on businesses; Expected strong growth of Viacom in broadcasting and cable television.
- Street Talk. Hiestand, Jesse // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;12/18/2001, Vol. 371 Issue 19, p60
Reports on the emergence of Viacom, one the of the conglomerates with the most exposure to the advertising recession, as the favorite of several leading Wall Street investment houses. Raise in the price targets for Viacom; Projection of the conglomerate to outperform News Corp. and Walt Disney Co.
- Court revives suit vs. Viacom. Shprintz, Janet // Daily Variety;0316/2001, Vol. 271 Issue 13, p18
Reports on the decision of the Delaware Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against Viacom on stock price manipulation. Reference to the takeover of Paramount Communications and Blockbuster Entertainment by Viacom; Amount of damages claimed; Allegation of Viacom's release of false financial...