Marcial: Some Rave Reviews for Viacom

The entertainment giant's stock is sagging, but analysts point to assets like its Rock Band video game and Paramount film studio

With its shares getting thumbs-down from investors, Viacom (VIA) doesn't have many cheerleaders on Wall Street. The stock is in the cellar, having hit a 52-week low of 28 a share on Aug. 1, down from a 52-week high of 44.95 on Dec. 16, 2007. Although the major film producer and operator of cable television networks reported better-than-expected second-quarter results on July 29, analysts worry about continued weakness in its cable networks' advertising revenue growth.

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