News Corp Company Profile (NASDAQ:NWS)

About News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)

News Corp logoNews Corporation is a diversified media and information services company. The Company operates in five segments: News and Information Services, Cable Network Programming, Digital Real Estate Services, Book Publishing, and Other. The Company's business consists of range of media, including news and information services, sports programming in Australia, digital real estate services, book publishing, and pay-television (TV) distribution in Australia, that are distributed under the brands, including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Herald Sun, The Sun, The Times, HarperCollins Publishers, FOX SPORTS Australia and The Company is a developing provider of digital education content, assessment and delivery services. The Company's business component includes News and Information Services, Cable Network Programming, Digital Real Estate Services, Book Publishing, Amplify and Foxtel. In July 2014, it completed the acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:NWS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $7.94 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 581,811,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.08
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $12.73
  • 52 Week Range: $10.90 - $15.22
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.48
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $8.29 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.96
  • Book Value: $19.15 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.71
  • Annual Dividend: $0.20
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
  • EBIDTA: $736 million
  • Net Margins: -4.43%
  • Return on Equity: 1.63%
  • Return on Assets: 1.25%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.02%
  • Current Ratio: 1.54%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.46%
  • Average Volume: 471,827 shs.
  • Beta: 1.89
  • Short Ratio: 3.05

Frequently Asked Questions for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)

What is News Corp's stock symbol?

News Corp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NWS."

How often does News Corp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for News Corp?

News Corp announced a semiannual dividend on Friday, February 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Wednesday, April 19th. This represents a yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 13th. View News Corp's Dividend History.

How were News Corp's earnings last quarter?

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.03. The business earned $1.98 billion during the quarter. News Corp had a positive return on equity of 1.63% and a negative net margin of 4.43%. View News Corp's Earnings History.

Are investors shorting News Corp?

News Corp saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,846,437 shares, an increase of 9.7% from the March 31st total of 1,682,841 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 382,890 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.8 days.

Who are some of News Corp's key competitors?

Who owns News Corp stock?

News Corp's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include SOF Ltd (1.68%), State Street Corp (0.72%), International Value Advisers LLC (0.60%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.56%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.26%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (0.21%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for News Corp.

Who sold News Corp stock? Who is selling News Corp stock?

News Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, International Value Advisers LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Pzena Investment Management LLC, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Morgan Stanley and Jane Street Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for News Corp.

Who bought News Corp stock? Who is buying News Corp stock?

News Corp's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Leucadia National Corp, Bank of America Corp DE, Geode Capital Management LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. and Blue Sky Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for News Corp.

How do I buy News Corp stock?

Shares of News Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of News Corp stock cost?

One share of News Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.65.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating
Consensus Rating:Sell (Score: 1.00)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/27/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
2/8/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$19.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$19.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2015Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
Earnings by Quarter for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
Earnings History by Quarter for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2017Q3$0.04$0.07$1.98 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2017Q416$0.18$0.19$2.16 billion$2.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q316($0.01)($0.01)$1.96 billion$1.97 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q116$0.05$0.05$2.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2015Q415$0.05$0.07$2.19 billion$2.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q2 2015$0.23$0.26$2.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q115$0.03$0.09$2.09 billion$2.15 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q4 2014$0.01$0.01$2.19 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q3 2014$0.02$0.11$2.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q4$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.39 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.61 EPS


Current Dividend Information for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
Most Recent Dividend:4/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.47%
Payout Ratio:-31.25% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
14.39% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
12.42% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)

Dividend History by Quarter for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 39.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 9.62%
Insider Trades by Quarter for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/3/2016Bedi Ajay SinghCFOSell29,857$14.39$429,642.23View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015Kevin HalpinCFOSell28,289$17.30$489,399.70View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014James R MurdochDirectorSell613,425$15.64$9,593,967.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Natalie BancroftDirectorBuy1,500$16.86$25,290.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013James R MurdochCEOSell752,000$33.32$25,056,640.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
Latest Headlines for News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)
DateHeadline logoNews Corp. :NWS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : May 16, 2017 - May 16 at 10:06 AM logoNews Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWS-US : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 7:42 PM logoFoxtel reports $23m Q3 loss following sale of Presto - May 12 at 12:27 AM logoNews Corp Beats Revenue Estimates - May 11 at 12:20 AM logoNews Corp (NWS) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.03 EPS - May 10 at 4:38 PM logoNews Corp (NWSA) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates - May 10 at 11:57 AM logoNews Corp (NWS) Short Interest Up 9.7% in April - May 10 at 7:18 AM logoNews Corp. Q3 Earnings Beat Street - May 9 at 6:34 PM logoNews Corp earnings: 7 cents a share, vs expected EPS of 5 cents - May 9 at 4:58 PM logoNews Corp Names Marc Frons Chief Technology Officer - May 8 at 12:15 PM logoNews Corp (NWS) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.05 - May 3 at 3:24 PM logoFox 4 parent may be bought by earlier owner - May 2 at 11:16 AM logoStoryful and Moat Launch Initiative to Combat Fake News - May 2 at 11:16 AM logoNews Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWS-US : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 12:10 PM logoHarperCollins Publishers Highlights the Importance of Literacy with #WhyIRead Social Media and Giving Campaign - May 1 at 12:10 PM logo10 dead, dozens hurt after tornadoes hit South - April 30 at 8:09 PM logoNews Corp (NWS) Getting Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 30 at 11:39 AM logoNews Corp (NWS) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.31 - April 28 at 12:28 AM® operator Move, Inc. deepens relationships in New York City with leading luxury residential real estate firms Halstead and Brown Harris Stevens - April 27 at 10:09 AM® Names 2017 Hottest College Investment Towns Ahead of National College Decision Day - April 26 at 6:20 PM logoStoryful & Weber Shandwick Launch Cognitive Context, a Content Intelligence Service for Marketers and Corporate Communicators - April 25 at 10:13 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact News Corp (NWS) Share Price - April 24 at 9:30 PM logoNews Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:NWS) : April 24, 2017 - April 24 at 5:58 PM logoNews Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWS-US : April 21, 2017 - April 21 at 9:21 AM logoBill O'Reilly The O'Reilly Report Sleeping Giants Twitter campaign - Yahoo Finance - April 19 at 1:25 PM logoNews Corp (NWS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 17 at 11:05 PM logoNews Corp to Report Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Earnings - April 17 at 9:48 AM logoNews Corp (NWS) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.33 - April 15 at 12:45 AM logoVanity Fair is planning a digital paywall - April 12 at 7:52 PM® Unveils Undercover Video Featuring Golden State Warrior Draymond Green - April 12 at 10:51 AM® Consumer Survey Identifies Home Shoppers' Preferences in 2017 - April 12 at 10:51 AM logoNews Corp. : NWS-US: Dividend Analysis : March 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 7:21 PM logoNews Corp (NWS) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $0.00 - April 7 at 5:44 PM logoNews Corp. Adds Former NH Senator Ayotte to Its Board - April 3 at 6:17 PM logoS&P 500 Movers: NWS, FMC - Presented by: The Aol. On Network - April 2 at 10:47 AM logoS&P 500 Movers: NWS, FMC - April 2 at 10:47 AM logoThe GSEs' Bailout In Perspective: Treasury's Greatest Investment - March 28 at 6:45 PM logoTheranos to Offer Investors Shares if They Don't Sue - March 24 at 6:52 PM logoNorthwestern, arguably Big Ten’s brainiest school, is no longer a basketball joke - March 2 at 7:09 PM logoNEWS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits - February 28 at 7:01 PM logoRobert Lighthizer - February 28 at 7:01 PM logoNews Corp.: Jefferies drops PT to $17 from $18 - February 27 at 5:47 PM logoRoku in talks to raise IPO-sized $200M from private investors - February 24 at 8:02 PM logoNews Corp (NWSA) CFO Bedi A. Singh to Depart - February 24 at 12:01 AM logoNews Corp. CFO exiting, will work with company's real estate operations - February 23 at 8:19 PM logoNews Corp to Participate in the Morgan Stanley 2017 Technology, Media & Telecom Conference - February 21 at 5:56 PM logoNEWS CORP Financials - February 16 at 6:32 PM logoNEWS CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - February 11 at 5:55 AM logoNews Corp Chief Executive Says Digital Distributors Have “Eroded The Integrity Of Content” And Notes “Muddled Metrics” In Ad Market - February 10 at 1:01 AM logoNews Corp slips to Q2 loss on writedowns - February 10 at 1:01 AM



News Corp (NWS) Chart for Wednesday, May, 24, 2017

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