NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Viacom (VIAB) - Get Viacom Inc. Class B Report stock is down by 1.46% to $42.61 in early morning trading on Monday, ahead of the company's 2016 first quarter earnings results, due out before the market open on Tuesday.
Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are expecting the New York City-based entertainment content company to report earnings of $1.18 per share on revenue of $3.26 billion.
Viacom reported adjusted earnings of $1.29 per share on revenue of $3.34 billion during the year-ago period.
Last week, Viacom appointed CEO Philippe Dauman as executive chairman, replacing longtime chairman Sumner Redstone. Redstone will serve in the newly-created position of chairman emeritus.
Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.
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