Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARA) Stock Rating Lowered by StockNews.com

StockNews.com downgraded shares of Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARAFree Report) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday morning.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on PARA. Barclays cut their target price on Paramount Global from $13.00 to $11.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Seaport Res Ptn restated a buy rating on shares of Paramount Global in a research report on Friday, October 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their target price on Paramount Global from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an underweight rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on Paramount Global in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. They issued an underperform rating and a $11.00 target price for the company. Finally, TheStreet cut Paramount Global from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Paramount Global presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $15.72.

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Paramount Global Stock Performance

PARA opened at $13.93 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $9.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.30 and a beta of 1.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 1.26 and a quick ratio of 1.09. Paramount Global has a 1-year low of $10.51 and a 1-year high of $25.93. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $12.35 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $14.37.

Paramount Global Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Paramount Global’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -11.24%.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Paramount Global

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of PARA. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Paramount Global by 30.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 54,882,034 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,224,418,000 after acquiring an additional 12,783,448 shares during the last quarter. Contrarius Investment Management Ltd increased its stake in shares of Paramount Global by 33.2% in the second quarter. Contrarius Investment Management Ltd now owns 10,351,771 shares of the company’s stock worth $164,697,000 after acquiring an additional 2,579,501 shares during the last quarter. Ariel Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of Paramount Global by 35.4% in the second quarter. Ariel Investments LLC now owns 9,599,136 shares of the company’s stock worth $152,722,000 after acquiring an additional 2,512,163 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Paramount Global by 7.3% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 35,333,056 shares of the company’s stock worth $796,459,000 after acquiring an additional 2,402,874 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Investments LP acquired a new position in shares of Paramount Global in the first quarter worth $41,174,000. 72.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Paramount Global Company Profile

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Paramount Global operates as a media and entertainment company worldwide. The company operates through TV Media, Direct-to-Consumer, and Filmed Entertainment segments. Its TV Media segment operates domestic and international broadcast networks, including CBS Television Network, Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, and ChilevisiĆ³n; and cable networks comprising Paramount Media Networks, Nickelodeon, BET Media Group, and CBS Sports.

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