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CBS quarterly revenue, profit beat estimates on healthy ad sales

06 May 2018, 04:59 | Mandy Simon

CBS television network logo is seen outside their offices on 6th avenue in New York Thomson Reuters

CBS television network logo is seen outside their offices on 6th avenue in New York Thomson Reuters

On 2/2/2018 NYSE:CBS - CBS announced a quarterly dividend of $0.18 1.3% with an ex dividend date of 3/8/2018 which will be payable on 4/1/2018.

Moonves also took the opportunity to discuss the company's advertising revenue, which increased 8% in the first quarter.

CBS registered $63.60 million net activity with 0 insider buys and 13 selling transactions since December 12, 2017. CBS reported earnings of $1.04 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 13.5%. Macquarie analyst T. Nollen now expects that the media conglomerate will post earnings of $1.14 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.15.

NYSE:CBS traded up $3.88 on Wednesday, reaching $52.62. The company's stock had a trading volume of 2,232,408 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,019,730. CBS has a one year low of $47.54 and a one year high of $68.75. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.78.

Stratos Wealth Prns holds 0% in CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) or 40 shares. On Wednesday, November 22 the stock of CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has "Buy" rating given by BMO Capital Markets. The stock rating was maintained by Stephens with "Buy" on Tuesday, January 2. On Thursday, February 16 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with "Hold".

Among 37 analysts covering CBS Corp (NYSE:CBS), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. On Monday, January 29 the stock of CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) earned "Hold" rating by Wells Fargo.

In other news, CEO Leslie Moonves sold 85,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.46, for a total transaction of $4,289,100.00. Avestar Capital LLC acquired a new position in CBS during the 4th quarter valued at about $119,000. We Are One Seven LLC bought a new position in shares of CBS during the fourth quarter worth approximately $137,000.

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), a Technology sector firm, traded 19.67 Million shares in last trading session and stock popped up 0.39% with closing price of $30.67 per share. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of CBS in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $143,000.

On 5/22/2017 NYSE:CBS - CBS announced a quarterly dividend of $0.18 1.16% with an ex dividend date of 6/7/2017 which will be payable on 7/1/2017. That's change of 0.44, from 2017Q3's 1.03. The ratio dropped due to CBS positioning: 80 sold and 278 reduced. Insiders own 1.80% of the company's stock. The institutional investor held 25,891 shares of the broadcasting company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $413,000, down from 93,808 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

For personal guess ROI is usually expressed as a percentage and is typically used for taking any financial decisions, for the objective of comparing a CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS)'s profitability or to compare the efficiency of different investments, hence, CBS return on investment (ROI) is 17.70%. The company operates through four segments: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, and Local Media.

Reuters reported on Friday that Shari Redstone, whose family business National Amusements owns a controlling stake in both companies, had made an offer to CBS Corp. The Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and/or distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; produces, acquires, and distributes theatrical motion pictures; and digital streaming services.

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