Analysts Say ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAC) Can Really Get to $120 in 12 Months – Marketing Sentinel

Analysts Say ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAC) Can Really Get to $120 in 12 Months

In last trading session, ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAC) saw 33,443,918 shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 1.71. Company’s recent per share price level of $39.25 trading at -$0.97 or -2.41% at ring of the bell on the day assigns it a market valuation of $24.84 Billion. That closing price of VIAC’s stock is at a discount of -159.8% from its 52-week high price of $101.97 and is indicating a premium of 63.34% from its 52-week low price of $14.39. Taking a look at company’s average trading volume for last 10-days demonstrates a volume of 128.99 Million shares which gives us an average trading volume of 31.95 Million if we extend that period to 3-months.

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For ViacomCBS Inc. (VIAC), analysts’ consensus is at an average recommendation of Hold while assigning it a mean rating of 3.1. Splitting up the data highlights that, out of 28 analysts covering the stock, 8 rated the stock as a Sell while 1 recommended an Overweight rating for the stock. 11 suggested the stock as a Hold whereas 6 see the stock as a Buy. 2 analyst(s) advised it as an Underweight. The company is expected to be making an EPS of $1.2 in the current quarter.

ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAC) trade information

In the face of being in the red during last session for losing -2.41%, in the last five days VIAC remained trading in the green while hitting it’s week-highest on Friday, Apr 09 when the stock touched $43.10- price level, adding 8.93% to its value on the day. ViacomCBS Inc.’s shares saw a change of 5.34% in year-to-date performance and have moved -7.19% in past 5-day. ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAC) showed a performance of -59.25% in past 30-days. Number of shares sold short was 100.27 Million shares which calculate 3.14 days to cover the short interests.

Wall Street analysts have assigned a consensus price target of $57.35 to the stock, which implies a rise of 46.11% to its current value. Analysts have been projecting $23 as a low price target for the stock while placing it at a high target of $120. It follows that stock’s current price would jump +205.73% in reaching the projected high whereas dropping to the targeted low would mean a loss of -41.4% for stock’s current value.

ViacomCBS Inc. (VIAC) estimates and forecasts

Statistics highlight that ViacomCBS Inc. is scoring comparatively lower than the scores of other players of the relevant industry. The company added +42.99% of value to its shares in past 6 months, showing an annual growth rate of -3.33% while that of industry is 15.5. Apart from that, the company came raising its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2021. The company is estimating its revenue growth to increase by 6.2% in the current quarter and calculating -14.4% decline in the next quarter. This year revenue growth is estimated to rise 9.8% from the last financial year’s standing.

20 industry analysts have given their estimates about the company’s current quarter revenue by setting an average figure of $7.3 Billion for the same. And 18 analysts are in estimates of company making revenue of $6.51 Billion in the next quarter that will end on June 01, 2021. Company posted $6.67 Billion and $6.28 Billion of sales in current and next quarters respectively a year earlier. Analysts are expecting this quarter sales to grow by 9.5% while estimating it to be 3.7% for the next quarter.

Weighing up company’s earnings over the past 5-year and in the next 5-year periods, we find the company posting an annual earnings growth rate of 3.3% during past 5 years. In 2021, company’s earnings growth rate is likely to be around -26.3% while estimates for its earnings growth in next 5 years are of -4.2%

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VIAC Dividends

ViacomCBS Inc. is more likely to be releasing its next quarterly report between May 06 and May 06, 2021, and investors are confident in the company announcing better current-quarter dividends despite the fact that it has been facing issues arising out of mounting debt. With an annual yield of 2.39%, the share has a forward dividend of 0.96 which implies that company’s dividend yield remained growing in trailing twelve months while having a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.8%.

ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAC)’s Major holders

Insiders are in possession of 3.7% of company’s total shares while institution are holding 88.67% percent of that, with stock having share float percentage of 92.08%. Investors also watch the number of corporate investors in a company very closely, which is 1126 institutions for ViacomCBS Inc. that are currently holding shares of the company. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) is the top institutional holder at VIAC for having 59.27 Million shares of worth $2.21 Billion. And as of December 30, 2020, it was holding 9.79% of the company’s outstanding shares.

The second largest institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., which was holding about 46.51 Million shares on December 30, 2020. The number of shares represents firm’s hold over 7.68% of outstanding shares, having a total worth of $1.73 Billion.

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On the other hand, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund are the top two Mutual Funds which own company’s shares. As of December 30, 2020, the former fund manager was holding 15396129 shares of worth $573.66 Million or 2.54% of the total outstanding shares. The later fund manager was in possession of 12.21 Million shares on December 30, 2020, making its stake of worth around $454.97 Million in the company or a holder of 2.02% of company’s stock.

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