On 6/13/11, Viacom Inc (NASDAQ:VIA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 7/1/11. As a percentage of VIA's recent stock price of $56.62, this dividend works out to approximately 0.44%.
Below is a dividend history chart for VIA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Viacom Inc:
VIA Dividend History
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from VIA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
VIA operates in the Entertainment sector, among companies like Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDIB) which is trading flat today, and Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI) trading relatively unchanged. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of VIA, versus RDIB and RDI.
In Thursday trading, Viacom Inc shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.
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