For ViacomCBS Inc. [VIAC], Analyst sees a rise to $60. What next?


ViacomCBS Inc. [NASDAQ: VIAC] stock went on an upward path that rose over 8.16% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 17.26%. The company report on December 28, 2021 that FINAL DEADLINE ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Encourages Investors in ViacomCBS Inc. with Losses of $100,000 to Contact the Firm.

The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, reminds investors of a class action lawsuit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley on behalf of shareholders in ViacomCBS Inc. (“Viacom” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: VIAC) for violations of the securities laws.

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Investors who purchased the Company’s securities between March 22, 2021 and March 29, 2021, inclusive (the ”Class Period”), are encouraged to contact the firm before December 28, 2021.

Over the last 12 months, VIAC stock dropped by -11.66%. The one-year ViacomCBS Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 24.09. The average equity rating for VIAC stock is currently 2.60, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $21.32 billion, with 646.00 million shares outstanding and 593.39 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 12.75M shares, VIAC stock reached a trading volume of 27455713 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on ViacomCBS Inc. [VIAC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VIAC shares is $46.62 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VIAC stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for ViacomCBS Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on August 18, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo raised their target price from $45 to $50. The new note on the price target was released on August 18, 2021, representing the official price target for ViacomCBS Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $32 to $45, while Deutsche Bank kept a Hold rating on VIAC stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for ViacomCBS Inc. is set at 1.40, with the Price to Sales ratio for VIAC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.80. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.11, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.01. Price to Free Cash Flow for VIAC in the course of the last twelve months was 49.46 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

VIAC Stock Performance Analysis:

ViacomCBS Inc. [VIAC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 17.26. With this latest performance, VIAC shares gained by 11.15% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -18.53% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -11.66% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VIAC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 68.28, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 76.67, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.61 for ViacomCBS Inc. [VIAC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 32.72, while it was recorded at 33.22 for the last single week of trading, and 38.83 for the last 200 days.

Insight into ViacomCBS Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and ViacomCBS Inc. [VIAC] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.11 and a Gross Margin at +39.15. ViacomCBS Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.12.

Return on Total Capital for VIAC is now 12.66, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.61. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 16.13, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.51. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, ViacomCBS Inc. [VIAC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 140.67. Additionally, VIAC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 58.45, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 41.06. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 138.57, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 57.58.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, ViacomCBS Inc. [VIAC] managed to generate an average of $104,256 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.56 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.49.ViacomCBS Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VIAC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for ViacomCBS Inc. go to -6.27%.

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ViacomCBS Inc. [VIAC] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $14,448 million, or 69.40% of VIAC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VIAC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 64,944,380, which is approximately 1.103% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 44,243,703 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.57 billion in VIAC stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.15 billion in VIAC stock with ownership of nearly 1.832% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in ViacomCBS Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 515 institutional holders increased their position in ViacomCBS Inc. [NASDAQ:VIAC] by around 31,547,567 shares. Additionally, 422 investors decreased positions by around 35,806,994 shares, while 152 investors held positions by with 340,888,320 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 408,242,881 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VIAC stock had 101 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,160,559 shares, while 118 institutional investors sold positions of 11,358,349 shares during the same period.