Viacom's headquarters at One Astor Plaza in New York City in May 2010
|Founded||December 31, 2005 (2005-12-31)|
|Headquarters||One Astor Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Columbia Square, Hollywood, California, U.S.
Thomas J. May
(President and CEO)
|Products||Cable television, broadcasting, radio, publishing, movies, and web portals|
|Revenue||US$12.488 billion (2016)|
|US$2.526 billion (2016)|
|Profit||US$1.438 billion (2016)|
|Total assets||US$22.51 billion (2016)|
|Total equity||US$4.54 billion (2016)|
|Owner||National Amusements (80%)|
Number of employees
|Divisions||Viacom Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks
Defy Media (7%)
Rainbow S.r.l. (30%)
Viacom 18 (50%)
Porta dos Fundos (51%)
Viacom Inc. (VY-ə-kom) is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in cinema and cable television. It is currently the world's sixth largest broadcasting and cable company in terms of revenue—behind Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner, 21st Century Fox and CBS Corporation. Voting control of Viacom is held by National Amusements, Inc., a privately owned theater company controlled by the billionaire Sumner Redstone. Redstone also holds – via National Amusements – a controlling stake in CBS Corporation.
The current incarnation of Viacom was created on December 31, 2005 as a spin-off from the original incarnation of Viacom, which was renamed as CBS Corporation after the spin-off. CBS Corporation currently retains control of the over-the-air broadcasting, TV production, subscription pay television (with Showtime Networks) and publishing assets (with Simon & Schuster), which were previously owned by the original Viacom. Predecessor firms of the original Viacom included Gulf+Western (which later became Paramount Communications) and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Comprising BET Networks, Viacom Media Networks and Paramount Pictures, the current Viacom operates approximately 170 networks, reaching approximately 700 million subscribers in approximately 160 countries.
In March 2005, the prior Viacom announced plans of looking into splitting the company into two publicly traded companies because of a stagnating stock price and the rivalry between Leslie Moonves and Tom Freston, longtime heads of CBS and MTV Networks respectively. In addition, the company was facing issues after MTV was banned from producing any more Super Bowl halftime shows after the Super Bowl Halftime Show controversy of 2004.
After the departure of Mel Karmazin in 2004, Sumner Redstone, who served as chairman and chief executive officer, decided to split the offices of president and chief operating officer between Moonves and Freston. Redstone was set to retire in the near future, and a split was seen as a creative solution to the matter of replacing him. It was also intended to provide alternative investments that would be more appealing to investors: one a high cash flow, lower growth company that could afford to pay a substantial dividend and the other a growing company that would have greater investment opportunities and therefore would not be expected to pay a dividend.
A new company, the present Viacom, was created and was headed by Freston. It comprises BET Networks, MTV Networks, and Paramount Pictures Corporation.
In June 2005, Viacom announced its purchase of Neopets, a virtual pet website, along with GameTrailers, GoCityKids, and IFILM. That December, Paramount announced it would acquire DreamWorks. All indications were that the whole of DreamWorks—both live-comedy film and TV studios, albeit not the DreamWorks archive (which was sold to a group led by George Soros in March 2006) nor the animated unit (which was not part of the deal)—would remain owned by Viacom, even though CBS acquired Paramount's own TV studio.
On February 1, 2006, Paramount completed its long-awaited acquisition of DreamWorks. On April 24, Viacom obtained Xfire. In August, just hours before announcing its most recent quarterly earnings, Viacom announced that it had acquired Atom Entertainment for $200 million. In September, Viacom acquired game developer Harmonix for $175 million.
In February 2007, Viacom ordered leaked copyrighted video clips be taken off the videosharing service YouTube for copyright reasons. On February 21, Viacom publicly announced they would be offering free online access to their own material through Silicon Valley's distributor Joost thanks to a thorough content licensing deal.
On May 21, 2007, Viacom entered into a 50–50 joint venture with Indian media company Network 18 to form Viacom 18 which will house Viacom's existing channels in India: MTV, VH1 and Nick as well as Network 18's Bollywood movie business. All future Viacom content for India and new ventures such as a Hindi entertainment channel and a Hindi movie channel would be housed in this joint venture.
On December 19, 2007, Viacom signed a five-year, $500 million contract with Microsoft that included content sharing and advertisement. The deal allowed Microsoft to license many shows from Viacom owned cable television and film studios for use on Xbox Live and MSN. The deal also made Viacom a preferred publisher partner for casual game development and distribution through MSN and Windows. On the advertisement side of the deal, Microsoft's Atlas ad-serving division became the exclusive provider of previously unsold advertising inventory on Viacom owned web sites. Also, Microsoft purchased a large amount of advertising on Viacom owned broadcasts and online networks. Finally, Microsoft will also collaborate on promotions and sponsorships for MTV and BET award shows, two Viacom owned cable networks.
On December 4, 2008, Viacom announced layoffs of 850 personnel, or 7% of their workforce. At the end of the year, Time Warner Cable (along with partner Bright House Networks) and Viacom's MTV Networks could not come to terms for the renewal of any Viacom channel beyond the end of year. Time Warner Cable's operations include New York City and Los Angeles, with Bright House including the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets, both top-20 markets. This blackout was narrowly avoided when a zero-hour deal was reached shortly after 12 Midnight ET on January 1, 2009.
On December 7, 2009, Viacom sold its stake in MTV Brasil to Grupo Abril along with rights to the brand. Details on the deal were not disclosed.
On May 5, 2010, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Viacom's Comedy Central "is developing a whole animated series around Jesus Christ" who, according to the network, wants to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father".
In February 2011, Hulu and Viacom announced the return of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report to Hulu, along with shows from the Viacom library. Nickelodeon's shows are not part of this deal. Also that month, Viacom invested in Rainbow S.r.l., an Italian children's animated and consumer products company best known for the Winx Club franchise.
Later, in October 2011, Viacom purchased a majority stake in Bellator Fighting Championships. Spike TV started to air Bellator in 2013, after the rights to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) library ended in 2012.
On December 1, 2011, the company stopped trading on the New York Stock Exchange and began listing its securities on NASDAQ instead. The stock ticker symbols are the same as that used while the company was on the NYSE.
On July 10, 2012, during contract negotiations over raising carrier rates the U.S. satellite TV provider, DirecTV's executives approached Viacom with a new proposal and a request to continue broadcasting 17 of Viacom's television networks (including Nickelodeon, MTV, Logo, and Comedy Central) during talks, but received no response and thus Viacom ceased transmission to DirecTV's 20 million subscribers. On July 11, in a counter response to DirecTV advising its subscribers to view original programming from the affected networks online, Viacom scaled back access to recent episodes of Viacom-owned program content available to the websites of its networks. Viacom described this as a "temporary slimdown" until a new carriage deal with DirecTV was reached. Viacom and DirecTV reached an agreement on July 20 to return the interrupted programming. In 2012 CEO Phillip Dauman began to report Viacom's intentions to bundle past programming and make it available on-demand via services like Hulu.
On April 1, 2014, Cable One removed 15 channels owned by Viacom (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, and TV Land) off after the two companies failed to reach an agreement. Channels were replaced with other networks, including BBC America, Sprout, SundanceTV, IFC, Investigation Discovery, TV One, CMP/TV, National Geographic Channel, and TheBlaze. The change has been deemed permanent.
On May 1, 2014, Viacom announced it had agreed to take over the British broadcaster Channel 5 from Northern & Shell, the media group owned by the British newspaper publisher Richard Desmond. Viacom becomes the first American media company to take over a British broadcaster with a public service remit. The purchase of Channel 5 closed on September 10, 2014.
On October 1, 2014, Suddenlink Communications, removed channels owned by Viacom off after the two companies failed to reach an agreement. Channels were replaced with other networks including Sprout, FXX, Pivot, Uplifting Entertainment, Investigation Discovery, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Women's Entertainment, and TheBlaze. On August 20, 2016, a settlement between Sumner and Shari Redstone and Philippe Dauman has been reached that will have him resign as chief executive officer and be replaced with Thomas E. Dooley as interim CEO. Dauman will continue to serve as chairman until September 13. On May 25, 2017, Viacom channels returned to Suddenlink after nearly 3 years of absence.
On September 29, 2016, National Amusements sent a letter to the company and CBS Corporation, encouraging the two companies to merge back into one company. On December 12, the deal was called off.
In November 2016, Viacom bought Argentine television network Telefe.
In December 2016, the Viacom board appointed Bob Bakish as acting CEO.
In February 2007, Viacom sent upwards of 100,000 Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to the video-sharing site YouTube. Of the 100,000 notices, approximately 60–70 non-infringing videos were removed under the auspices of copyright infringement.
On March 13, 2007, Viacom filed a US$1 billion legal claim (Viacom International Inc. v. YouTube, Inc.) against Google and YouTube alleging massive copyright infringement, alleging that users frequently uploaded copyrighted material to YouTube—enough to cause a hit in revenue for Viacom and a gain in advertisement revenue for YouTube. The complaint contended that almost 160,000 unauthorized clips of Viacom's programming were made available on YouTube and that these clips had collectively been viewed more than 1.5 billion times.
In July 2008, the case generated controversy when District Judge Louis Stanton ruled that YouTube was required to hand over data detailing the viewing habits of every user who had ever watched videos on the site. Judge Stanton rejected Viacom's request for YouTube to hand over the source code of its search engine system, saying that the code was a trade secret. Google and Viacom later agreed to allow Google to anonymize all the data before handing it over to Viacom.
On June 23, 2010, Judge Stanton ruled in Google's favor in a motion for summary judgment, holding that Google was protected by provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, notwithstanding evidence of intentional copyright infringement. Viacom announced its intention to appeal the ruling.
On April 5, 2012, the ruling was overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Writing for a two-judge panel (because Judge Roger Miner had died while the trial was pending) of the Second Circuit, Judge José A. Cabranes concluded that "a reasonable jury could find that YouTube had actual knowledge or awareness of specific infringing activity on its website". Eric Goldman, a professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law, expressed concern that the ruling would negatively affect startups, by making them "more hair-trigger on taking down news or content, for fear that failure to do so will be held against them by content providers".
As with the old Viacom, the current company owns Viacom International, which is the formal owner of copyrights associated with Viacom's corporate website and its cable networks. This division now owns the rights to a majority of Elvis Presley films made for Paramount Pictures, such as Blue Hawaii and King Creole.
It also continues to focus on its own in-house productions made for its various networks (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, etc.).
The previous board of directors of Viacom were George S. Abrams, David Andelman, Joseph Califano, Jr., William Cohen, Philippe Dauman, Alan C. Greenberg, Charles Phillips, Shari Redstone, Sumner Redstone, Frederic Salerno, William Schwartz, and Robert D. Walter.
Following the Viacom/CBS split, the Viacom board consisted of George S. Abrams, Philippe Dauman, Thomas E. Dooley, Ellen V. Futter, Robert Kraft, Alan Greenberg, Charles Phillips, Sumner Redstone (Chairman), Shari Redstone (non-executive Vice-Chair), Frederic Salerno, and William Schwartz. As of 2010, the Board consists of George Abrams, Philippe Dauman, Thomas E. Dooley, Alan Greenberg, Robert Kraft, Blythe McGarvie, Charles Phillips, Shari E. Redstone, Sumner M. Redstone, Frederic Salerno, and William Schwartz.
More than 400,000 television service subscribers.
– Still in operation, but no longer offers cable or Internet as part of its services
|2016-07-11||Downgrade||Wells Fargo & Co.||Market Perform to Underperform||$38.00 to $40.00|
|2016-07-07||Lower Price Target||Wedbush||Neutral||$46.00 to $44.00|
|2016-07-07||Reiterated Rating||Brean Capital||Hold|
|2016-06-25||Reiterated Rating||Wells Fargo||Market Perform|
|2016-06-25||Reiterated Rating||Wells Fargo & Co.||Market Perform|
|2016-06-23||Reiterated Rating||Jefferies Group||Buy||$49.00|
|2016-06-22||Initiated Coverage||Nomura Holdings Inc.||Hold|
|2016-06-21||Reiterated Rating||Deutsche Bank||Hold||$36.00 to $39.00|
|2016-06-21||Reiterated Rating||Moffett Nathanson||Neutral||$47.00|
|2016-06-21||Reiterated Rating||Deutsche Bank AG||Hold||$36.00 to $39.00|
|2016-06-20||Reiterated Rating||FBR & Co.||Buy|
|2016-06-20||Reiterated Rating||FBR & Co||Buy|
|2016-06-17||Reiterated Rating||Sanford C. Bernstein||Underperform|
|2016-06-17||Reiterated Rating||Credit Suisse||Buy|
|2016-06-17||Upgrade||RBC Capital||Underperform to Sector Perform||$34.00 to $45.00|
|2016-06-17||Reiterated Rating||Credit Suisse Group AG||Buy|
|2016-06-17||Upgrade||Royal Bank Of Canada||Underperform to Sector Perform||$34.00 to $45.00|
|2016-06-16||Upgrade||BTIG Research||Neutral to Buy||$55.00|
|2016-06-10||Reiterated Rating||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Buy|
|2016-06-10||Reiterated Rating||Jefferies Group||Buy|
|2016-05-31||Reiterated Rating||RBC Capital||Sell|
|2016-05-24||Reiterated Rating||Jefferies Group||Buy|
|2016-05-23||Reiterated Rating||Credit Suisse||Outperform||$55.00|
|2016-05-18||Boost Price Target||Citigroup Inc.||Neutral||$41.00|
|2016-05-02||Lower Price Target||Deutsche Bank||Hold||$38.00 to $36.00|
|2016-04-29||Boost Price Target||Wedbush||Neutral||$43.00 to $46.00|
|2016-04-29||Reiterated Rating||FBR & Co.||Buy|
|2016-04-28||Reiterated Rating||Pivotal Research||Buy||$52.00 to $50.00|
|2016-04-28||Boost Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$40.00 to $41.00|
|2016-04-25||Reiterated Rating||Stifel Nicolaus||Buy||$49.00|
|2016-04-22||Reiterated Rating||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Overweight|
|2016-04-22||Reiterated Rating||Credit Suisse||Outperform||$50.00 to $55.00|
|2016-04-22||Boost Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$39.00 to $40.00|
|2016-04-21||Reiterated Rating||FBR & Co.||Outperform||$51.00|
|2016-04-21||Reiterated Rating||Sanford C. Bernstein||Underperform||$30.00|
|2016-04-19||Reiterated Rating||Pivotal Research||Buy||$83.00 to $55.00|
|2016-04-18||Lower Price Target||Telsey Advisory Group||Outperform||$60.00 to $53.00|
|2016-04-11||Reiterated Rating||Needham & Company LLC||Hold|
|2016-04-11||Lower Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$40.00 to $39.00|
|2016-04-07||Initiated Coverage||RBC Capital||Underperform||$34.00|
|2016-04-04||Downgrade||Hanson||Buy to Neutral|
|2016-04-04||Downgrade||Moffett Nathanson||Buy to Neutral|
|2016-04-01||Downgrade||Citigroup Inc.||Buy to Neutral||$46.00 to $44.00|
|2016-03-27||Reiterated Rating||Jefferies Group||Buy||$49.00|
|2016-03-07||Reiterated Rating||Telsey Advisory Group||Outperform||$66.00 to $60.00|
|2016-03-03||Reiterated Rating||Credit Suisse||Outperform||$65.00 to $50.00|
|2016-02-29||Lower Price Target||Barclays||Overweight||$55.00 to $48.00|
|2016-02-29||Lower Price Target||Barclays PLC||Overweight||$55.00 to $48.00|
|2016-02-24||Lower Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$44.00 to $40.00|
|2016-02-23||Lower Price Target||Atlantic Securities||Underweight||$46.00 to $26.00|
|2016-02-22||Lower Price Target||Sanford C. Bernstein||Underperform||$42.00 to $30.00|
|2016-02-18||Lower Price Target||Deutsche Bank||Hold||$56.00 to $38.00|
|2016-02-16||Upgrade||Citigroup Inc.||Neutral to Buy|
|2016-02-11||Lower Price Target||Societe Generale||Buy||$55.00 to $51.00|
|2016-02-10||Lower Price Target||FBR & Co.||Outperform||$60.00 to $51.00|
|2016-02-10||Reiterated Rating||Stifel Nicolaus||Buy||$70.00 to $49.00|
|2016-02-10||Reiterated Rating||Sanford C. Bernstein||Underweight||$42.00|
|2016-02-10||Lower Price Target||Nomura||Neutral||$58.00 to $46.00|
|2016-02-10||Lower Price Target||Goldman Sachs||$47.00 to $37.00|
|2016-02-10||Lower Price Target||Cowen and Company||$57.00 to $47.00|
|2016-02-10||Lower Price Target||CLSA||Buy||$70.00 to $55.00|
|2016-02-10||Lower Price Target||Wedbush||Neutral||$58.00 to $43.00|
|2016-02-10||Lower Price Target||Credit Agricole||Buy||$70.00 to $55.00|
|2016-02-10||Lower Price Target||Goldman Sachs Group Inc.||$47.00 to $37.00|
|2016-02-10||Lower Price Target||Credit Agricole SA||Buy||$70.00 to $55.00|
|2016-02-09||Lower Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$45.00 to $44.00|
|2016-02-05||Initiated Coverage||Telsey Advisory Group||Outperform||$66.00|
|2016-01-26||Downgrade||Barrington Research||Outperform to Market Perform|
|2016-01-21||Upgrade||Societe Generale||Hold to Buy|
|2016-01-14||Reiterated Rating||Jefferies Group||Buy|
|2016-01-14||Initiated Coverage||Drexel Hamilton||Hold||$45.00|
|2015-12-23||Lower Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$49.00 to $45.00|
|2015-11-30||Boost Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$48.00 to $49.00|
|2015-11-25||Boost Price Target||FBR & Co.||Outperform||$56.00 to $65.00|
|2015-11-23||Downgrade||Deutsche Bank||Buy to Hold||$56.00 to $56.00|
|2015-11-13||Boost Price Target||Credit Suisse||Outperform||$60.00 to $65.00|
|2015-11-13||Lower Price Target||Pivotal Research||Buy||$67.00 to $65.00|
|2015-11-12||Reiterated Rating||Needham & Company LLC||Hold|
|2015-11-12||Boost Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$47.00 to $48.00|
|2015-10-22||Reiterated Rating||Needham & Company LLC||Hold|
|2015-10-20||Lower Price Target||Barclays||Overweight||$56.00 to $55.00|
|2015-10-20||Initiated Coverage||Pivotal Research||Buy|
|2015-10-13||Reiterated Rating||RBC Capital||Outperform||$62.00 to $60.00|
|2015-10-09||Initiated Coverage||Pacific Crest||Sector Weight|
|2015-10-07||Boost Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$43.00 to $45.00|
|2015-10-05||Downgrade||Goldman Sachs||Buy to Neutral||$69.00 to $46.00|
|2015-08-26||Reiterated Rating||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$57.00 to $43.00|
|2015-08-24||Downgrade||Piper Jaffray Cos.||Buy|
|2015-08-23||Reiterated Rating||Deutsche Bank||Buy||$56.00|
|2015-08-21||Lower Price Target||Cowen and Company||Market Perform||$77.00 to $57.00|
|2015-08-20||Lower Price Target||Sanford C. Bernstein||$57.00 to $42.00|
|2015-08-19||Reiterated Rating||Pivotal Research||Buy|
|2015-08-18||Reiterated Rating||Wells Fargo & Co.||Hold|
|2015-08-18||Reiterated Rating||Wells Fargo||Hold|
|2015-08-14||Reiterated Rating||Citigroup Inc.||Hold||$63.00 to $51.00|
|2015-08-14||Lower Price Target||Sanford C. Bernstein||Underperform||$57.00 to $42.00|
|2015-08-13||Lower Price Target||Barrington Research||Outperform||$79.00 to $63.00|
|2015-08-10||Reiterated Rating||Macquarie||Neutral||$64.00 to $50.00|
|2015-08-10||Reiterated Rating||Deutsche Bank||Buy||$85.00|
|2015-08-07||Lower Price Target||Wedbush||Neutral||$68.00 to $60.00|
|2015-08-07||Lower Price Target||Jefferies Group||Buy||$80.00 to $60.00|
|2015-08-07||Lower Price Target||CLSA||Buy||$85.00 to $70.00|
|2015-08-07||Lower Price Target||BMO Capital Markets||$67.00 to $50.00|
|2015-08-07||Reiterated Rating||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$73.00 to $57.00|
|2015-08-07||Lower Price Target||Stifel Nicolaus||Buy||$89.00 to $70.00|
|2015-08-07||Reiterated Rating||Wunderlich||Buy||$98.00 to $87.00|
|2015-08-07||Downgrade||Wells Fargo & Co.||Outperform to Market Perform||$75.00|
|2015-08-07||Upgrade||Barclays||Underweight to Overweight||$67.00 to $56.00|
|2015-08-07||Reiterated Rating||RBC Capital||Outperform||$73.00 to $62.00|
|2015-08-07||Downgrade||Wells Fargo||Outperform to Market Perform||$75.00|
|2015-08-07||Lower Price Target||Credit Agricole||Buy||$85.00 to $70.00|
|2015-07-20||Reiterated Rating||Pivotal Research||Buy||$95.00 to $80.00|
|2015-07-16||Upgrade||Citigroup Inc.||Sell to Neutral||$64.00 to $63.00|
|2015-07-15||Lower Price Target||RBC Capital||Outperform||$78.00 to $73.00|
|2015-07-07||Initiated Coverage||JBL Advisors||Market Perform|
|2015-07-07||Downgrade||FBR & Co.||Outperform to Market Perform|
|2015-06-03||Initiated Coverage||Credit Suisse||Outperform||$85.00|
|2015-05-15||Lower Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$74.00 to $73.00|
|2015-05-01||Lower Price Target||Maxim Group||Buy||$88.00 to $82.00|
|2015-04-28||Initiated Coverage||Credit Agricole||Buy||$85.00|
|2015-04-08||Boost Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$73.00 to $74.00|
|2015-04-08||Lower Price Target||RBC Capital||Outperform||$88.00 to $80.00|
|2015-04-07||Set Price Target||Wunderlich||Buy||$98.00|
|2015-04-07||Reiterated Rating||Morgan Stanley||Underweight|
|2015-04-07||Lower Price Target||Wedbush||Neutral||$83.00 to $77.00|
|2015-04-07||Boost Price Target||Deutsche Bank||Buy||$85.00|
|2015-03-19||Reiterated Rating||Deutsche Bank||Buy||$83.00|
|2015-03-05||Initiated Coverage||Deutsche Bank||Buy||$83.00|
|2015-02-17||Set Price Target||Jefferies Group||Buy||$80.00|
|2015-02-06||Downgrade||Atlantic Securities||Neutral to Underweight||$79.00 to $62.00|
|2015-02-02||Lower Price Target||RBC Capital||Outperform||$90.00 to $88.00|
|2015-01-30||Lower Price Target||FBR & Co.||Outperform||$83.00 to $78.00|
|2015-01-27||Lower Price Target||Barclays||Underweight||$70.00 to $69.00|
|2015-01-22||Initiated Coverage||Societe Generale||Hold|
|2015-01-20||Downgrade||Morgan Stanley||Equal Weight to Underweight||$77.00 to $63.00|
|2015-01-15||Upgrade||Stifel Nicolaus||Hold to Buy||$89.00|
|2015-01-14||Downgrade||Citigroup Inc.||Buy to Sell||$88.00 to $62.00|
|2014-11-18||Lower Price Target||Barclays||Underweight||$71.00 to $70.00|
|2014-11-14||Reiterated||Pivotal Research Group||Buy||$110 to $104|
|2014-11-14||Lower Price Target||FBR & Co.||Outperform||$87.00 to $83.00|
|2014-11-14||Lower Price Target||Pivotal Research||Buy||$110.00 to $104.00|
|2014-11-12||Downgrade||Sanford C. Bernstein||Underperform|
|2014-11-11||Downgrade||Sanford C. Bernstein||Outperform to Market Perform|
|2014-10-31||Lower Price Target||FBR & Co.||Outperform||$105.00 to $87.00|
|2014-10-20||Lower Price Target||Wunderlich||Buy||$119.00 to $98.00|
|2014-10-16||Downgrade||Bank of America||Neutral to Underperform||$67.83|
|2014-10-16||Downgrade||Guggenheim||Buy to Neutral||$97.00 to $76.00|
|2014-10-16||Downgrade||Bank of America Corp.||Neutral to Underperform||$67.83|
|2014-10-13||Reiterated Rating||Jefferies Group||Buy||$100.00 to $90.00|
|2014-09-25||Lower Price Target||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold||$88.00 to $84.00|
|2014-08-21||Reiterated Rating||Barclays||Underweight||$84.00 to $83.00|
|2014-08-07||Boost Price Target||Maxim Group||Buy||$94.00 to $98.00|
|2014-07-23||Downgrade||Cowen and Company||Outperform to Market Perform|
|2014-07-15||Reiterated Rating||Morgan Stanley||Positive|
|2014-06-25||Downgrade||BTIG Research||Buy to Neutral|
|2014-06-25||Initiated Coverage||Jefferies Group||Buy|
|2014-06-19||Boost Price Target||Wunderlich||Buy||$103.00 to $119.00|
|2014-05-19||Initiated Coverage||Hudson Square Research||Buy||$94.00|
|2014-05-08||Upgrade||Barrington Research||Market Perform to Outperform||$102.00|
|2014-04-28||Reiterated Rating||Evercore ISI||Equal Weight||$93.00|
|2014-01-23||Initiated Coverage||Topeka Capital Markets||Hold|
|2013-12-19||Initiated Coverage||Ascendiant Capital Markets||Buy|
|2013-12-02||Upgrade||Guggenheim||Neutral to Buy|
|2013-11-15||Reiterated Rating||Deutsche Bank||Buy||$93.00 to $98.00|
|2013-11-13||Reiterated Rating||Citigroup Inc.||Buy||$84.00 to $102.00|
|2013-10-25||Initiated Coverage||FBR & Co.||Outperform||$105.00|
|2013-09-05||Downgrade||B. Riley & Co.||Buy to Neutral|
|2013-08-05||Reiterated||Wunderlich||Buy||$85 to $90|
|2013-08-05||Reiterated||UBS||Neutral||$67 to $79|
|2013-08-05||Reiterated||Telsey Advisory Group||Not Rated||$85 to $95|
|2013-07-29||Reiterated||Maxim Group||Buy||$74 to $90|
|2013-05-16||Reiterated||B. Riley & Co.||Buy||$71 to $78|
|2016-07-11||Downgrade||Wells Fargo & Co.||Market Perform to Underperform||$38.00 to $40.00|
|2016-07-07||Lower Price Target||Wedbush||Neutral||$46.00 to $44.00|
|2016-07-07||Reiterated Rating||Brean Capital||Hold|
|2016-06-25||Reiterated Rating||Wells Fargo||Market Perform|
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In VIAB 77 funds of 2220 total. Show all
|Fund name||Ticker shares|
|BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.||9.77M|
|BlackRock Fund Advisors||6.08M|
|BlackRock Group LTD||3.37M|
|TIAA CREF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC||2.57M|
|TEACHERS ADVISORS INC||1.62M|
|EverPoint Asset Management, LLC||0.76M|
|BlackRock Investment Management, LLC||0.75M|
|PEAK6 Investments, L.P.||0.75M|
|MANAGED ACCOUNT ADVISORS LLC||0.50M|
|BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd||0.45M|
|BLACKROCK ADVISORS LLC||0.36M|
|RUSSELL FRANK CO/||0.27M|
|TREVOR STEWART BURTON & JACOBSEN INC||69850|
|ISF Management LLC||68119|
|Name Relationship||Total Shares||Holding stocks|
|DAUMAN PHILIPPE P President and CEO||2.54% (1296839)||VIAB /|
|DOOLEY THOMAS E SEVP, COO||2.16% (1099586)||VIAB /|
|REDSTONE SUMNER M Chairman of the Board||0.98% (500000)||CBS / CBSO / VIAB /|
|Bakish Robert M President and CEO||0.28% (140849)||AVID / VIAB /|
|REDSTONE SHARI Vice Chair of the Board||0.20% (100452)||CBS / VIAB /|
|PHILLIPS JR CHARLES E||0.12% (61423)||VIAB /|
|Davis Wade EVP, CFO||0.11% (53851)||VIAB /|
|FOLTA CARL D EVP, Corporate Communications||0.09% (45188)||VIAB /|
|GREENBERG ALAN C||0.08% (41733)||BSC / VIAB /|
|SCHWARTZ WILLIAM||0.08% (41107)||VIAB /|
|ABRAMS GEORGE S||0.08% (41035)||VIAB /|
|Norville Deborah||0.05% (27554)||VIAB /|
|SALERNO FREDERIC V||0.05% (27505)||AKAM / BSC / CBS / FCB / ICE / NFG / VIAB /|
|FRICKLAS MICHAEL D EVP, General Counsel and Secy||0.05% (27169)||VIAB /|
|Lea DeDe EVP, Government Relations||0.05% (26555)||VIAB /|
|Mills Scott EVP, HR & Administration||0.05% (24901)||PFG / VIAB /|
|NELSON RONALD L||0.05% (24251)||CAR / CVG / HBI / VIAB /|
|Falcone Sorrell Cristiana||0.04% (20218)||VIAB /|
|Kraft Robert K||0.03% (17659)||APO / VIAB /|
|MCGARVIE BLYTHE J||0.03% (13618)||ACN / LKQ / SON / VIAB /|
|Gill Charest Katherine SVP, Controller||0.02% (9102)||VIAB /|
|LERER KENNETH B||0.01% (4251)||VIAB /|
|MCHALE JUDITH||0.01% (4251)||HLT / RL / SEAS / VIAB /|
|MAY THOMAS J||0.01% (4251)||BAC / NU / VIAB /|