VIAB : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Viacom Loses Another Top Executive

    December 23, 2016
    In the soap-opera-like saga around Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB), a number of top executives have headed for the exit ...
  2. "Rogue One" Blows Away Rivals at the Box Office

    December 19, 2016
    There is, quite simply, no resisting The Force. It's an unstoppable power at the box office, where Disney's Rogue One: A ...
  3. CBS and Viacom Missed The Content Boat

    December 14, 2016
    As CBS goes it alone with its All Access streaming product, we wonder if they have the content they need to conquer customers.
  4. CBS and Viacom Disaster Avoided? (CBS, VIAB)

    December 13, 2016
    CBS shares are trading higher, while Viacom is trading lower. Perhaps CBS is not the growth some investors think.
  5. Redstones Change Their Minds on CBS/Viacom Merger

    December 12, 2016
    The saga of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) -- a complicated tale that sometimes seems worthy of ...
  6. Viacom CEO: We're Not Interested In Owning Vice

    December 6, 2016
    Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) has been involved in some fairly heavy drama for the last few months. The company saw ...
  7. Here's What's Holding Up the Viacom-CBS Merger

    November 17, 2016
    Sumner Redstone and his daughter Shari Redstone control around 80% of the shares of both CBS (NYSE: CBS) and Viacom (NASDAQ: ...
  8. Viacom Buys Argentina's Top TV Channel

    November 15, 2016
    Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) has acquired a big-time South American media asset: Television Federal, known as Telefe, ...
  9. The Highest Paid CEOs (DIS, ORCL)

    November 15, 2016
    The most highly-paid CEOs and what they took home at the end of the year.
  10. "Doctor Strange" Tops the Box Office Again

    November 14, 2016
    For the second time in a row, Marvel Studios' superhero saga Doctor Strange was the top film in American cinemas over the ...
  11. Viacom's Embattled Paramount Sets Film Slate

    November 9, 2016
    The Paramount film studio has been at the center of the battle over the future of media giant Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: ...
  12. "Boo!" Dominates Halloween Weekend Box Office

    October 31, 2016
    Tyler Perry continues to frighten away his rivals at the movie theater. For the second weekend in a row, the producer/writer/actor/director's ...
  13. "Jack Reacher" Typifies Viacom's Paramount Problem

    October 31, 2016
    Tom Cruise's latest film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, looks like it's going to be a box office disappointment, if not an ...
  14. Tyler Perry's "Boo!" Scares Off Box Office Rivals

    October 24, 2016
    It's another big win for outside-the-Hollywood-mainstream producer/writer/director Tyler Perry. The prolific filmmaker's ...
  15. CBS or Viacom: Which Is the Better Buy Now?

    October 17, 2016
    After months of rumor and innuendo, Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA)(NASDAQ: VIAB) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) are finally getting serious about ...
  16. Viacom and CBS Might Merge After All

    September 30, 2016
    The Hollywood-level drama around media conglomerate Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) has taken yet another turn: National ...
  17. CBS-Viacom Rumors Cause Stocks to Rise (VIA)

    September 28, 2016
    Fresh information today about the CBS-Viacom merger rumors caused gains in both stocks' prices.
  18. Paramount Says Not to Bother Seeing Its Next Movie

    September 23, 2016
    Don't even bother going to see Paramount Picture's new movie Monster Trucks. The Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA)(NASDAQ: VIAB) studio ...
  19. Viacom Interim CEO to Step Down; Dividend Sliced

    September 22, 2016
    Media giant Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB), mere weeks after the resolution of a intra-company conflict and the departure ...
  20. CBS Set to Resume Long Downtrend (CBS, VIAB)

    September 20, 2016
    CBS on-demand services are unlikely to make up the shortfall triggered by declining broadcast viewership and the millennial ...
  21. Viacom and CBS Not in Active Merger Talks

    September 16, 2016
    During the long battle between ousted CEO Philippe Dauman and Sumner Redstone's family for control of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) ...
  22. CBS CEO Ends Viacom Merger Rumors (CBS)

    September 16, 2016
    Speaking at a conference, Les Moonves dismissed the idea of an re-unification of the two media companies.
  23. Viacom Board Will Meet to Consider All Its Options

    September 9, 2016
    Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) revamped board of directors and interim Chief Executive Thomas Dooley have a number ...
  24. Viacom's "Ben-Hur" Is a Bomb of Epic Proportions

    August 31, 2016
    Remaking a beloved classic can backfire. We saw it with the middling success of Ghostbusters, but that film merely counts ...
  25. Is Viacom's MTV in Serious Trouble?

    August 29, 2016
    There was a time when the MTV Video Music Awards counted as a major show. It might not have equaled the Academy Awards, ...
  26. Viacom Board Tightening Oversight of Paramount

    August 25, 2016
    When your studio management greenlights Ben-Hur, one of the biggest bombs of 2016, it's reasonable to think your parent ...
  27. Paramount's 'Ben-Hur' Hurting at the Box Office (VIAB)

    August 22, 2016
    Viacom's Paramount Pictures has another disappointment with "Ben-Hur" flopping over the weekend.
  28. Drama at Viacom Is Ending as Redstones Oust CEO

    August 19, 2016
    Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) board has reportedly approved a settlement with majority shareholder Sumner Redstone ...
  29. Chinese Group Dalian Wanda Wants Paramount Stake

    July 22, 2016
    The Chinese real estate and entertainment conglomerate is said to be in talks to buy a 49 percent stake in Viacom-controlled ...
  30. Viacom Ups Its Bet on the "Star Trek" Franchise

    July 20, 2016
    Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) Paramount Pictures kicked off San Diego Comic-Con -- the biggest event in the entertainment ...
  31. Why Viacom's CEO May Be Taking Steps to Resign

    July 19, 2016
    The conflicts at Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) have played out like a soap opera. You have the family patriarch (Sumner ...
  32. Viacom's Battle Over Paramount Studios Continues

    July 18, 2016
    National Amusements, the holding company that owns an 80% voting stake in Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB), recently ...
  33. Is Viacom Selling a Piece of Paramount Pictures?

    July 14, 2016
    Sumner Redstone -- or at least whomever is now making statements in the ailing mogul's name -- does not want Viacom (NASDAQ: ...
  34. How Mutual Funds Chasing Popular Stocks Hurt Alpha

    June 29, 2016
    Learn about the Goldman Sachs research report, which concluded that mutual funds overweight holdings of stocks that are less ...
  35. The Latest on Viacom's "Game of Thrones" Drama

    June 27, 2016
    With warring factions, family intrigue, and an ailing patriarch who may or may not be calling the shots, Viacom's (NASDAQ: ...
  36. Viacom Headed Higher After Board Coup (VIAB, VIA)

    June 17, 2016
    Viacom is trading at a four-month high after Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone fired board rivals and replaced them with ...
  37. DISH Network's Sling Adds Popular Viacom Channels

    June 14, 2016
    Since it launched Sling TV in early 2015, DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has steadily built the digital live-streaming service ...
  38. Is Viacom Going to Be Sold or Merged with CBS?

    June 7, 2016
    While the legal battles and behind-the-scenes drama between the Redstone family and Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) ...
  39. The Viacom and CBS Succession Soap Opera Continues

    May 23, 2016
    The ongoing succession battle at Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) recently escalated after Sumner ...
  40. Sumner Redstone Competency Suit Dismissed by Judge

    May 10, 2016
    A high-profile case in Los Angeles County Superior Court regarding the mental competency of Hollywood mogul Sumner Redstone ...
  41. Batman, Superman Get Rooms as Time Warner Expands

    April 21, 2016
    After years of watching competitors generate significant revenue from their intellectual property, Time Warner's (NYSE: ...
  42. The Future of Video: Viacom, Time Warner, and Disney (NFLX, VIAB)

    March 27, 2016
    Learn how Viacom, Time Warner and Disney, three giants of the TV industry, are trying to keep up with the evolution of TV ...
  43. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Consumers Sectors (LBTYA, ...

    March 24, 2016
    Discover who the highest-paid executives in the consumer sectors are and how they reached their positions of power and influence.
  44. Sumner Redstone's Resignation Marks End of an Era (CBS, VIA)

    February 4, 2016
    Sumner Redstone's resignation from the boards of Viacom and CBS is more than a business story. It is about personal ambitions. ...
  45. The Top 5 Large Cap Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (CBS, TWX)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover what the top 5 large cap entertainment stocks are for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected stock price ...
  46. Blame Millennials for Viacom Earnings Miss

    November 12, 2015
    The pain continued for Viacom this morning as the company missed analyst estimates in its earnings call.
  47. Cablevision and Viacom Kiss and Make Up (CVC, VIAB)

    October 16, 2015
    An ugly legal fight between two media titans appears to be over. Cable services provider Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) ...
  48. Traditional Media Suffers, Cord Cutters Win

    August 24, 2015
    Last week, a majority of media stocks including Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS Corp., Viacom, among others, took a hammering ...
  49. Fox's "Fantastic Four" Hopes Fade (FOXA, VIAB)

    August 11, 2015
    Even superheroes lose from time to time. That is what happened over the weekend when Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) saw ...
  50. Latest "Mission: Impossible" Wins Box Office (VIAB)

    August 5, 2015
    After three years of improvements at the broader U.S. box office, Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) and its Paramount Pictures division ...
  51. Top Grossing Sci-Fi Films Of All Time

    June 11, 2015
    Science fiction movies are not just for nerds anymore. In fact, these films can be big money makers at the box office.
  52. The Top 5 YouTube Millionaires

    April 13, 2015
    Enterprising content creators have been able to use YouTube to rake in millions each year.