4 reasons to buy Viacom's stock

Fund manager John Osterweis thinks the owner of Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, and Paramount can deliver.

The right mix
The right mix
John Osterweis' investing philosophy can't be distilled into a single term. In many respects the founder of the Osterweis Fund is a traditional value guy. He swoons for cash- and dividend-generating stocks that have fallen from favor. But Osterweis, 69, also focuses on growth. His hybrid approach has yielded 6.1% average annual returns over 10 years, vs. 4.1% for the S&P 500. Osterweis thinks Viacom has just the mix of qualities he's seeking.


By Ryan Derousseau, contributor @FortuneMagazine - Last updated July 11 2012: 8:43 AM ET
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