NASDAQ:NWS - News Corp Class B Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$15.50 -0.10 (-0.64 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$15.50
Today's Range$15.45 - $15.70
52-Week Range$13.10 - $17.70
Volume200,218 shs
Average Volume299,795 shs
Market Capitalization$9.09 billion
P/E Ratio32.50
Dividend Yield1.28%
News Corp Class B logoNews Corporation, a media and information services company, creates and distributes content for consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through News and Information Services, Book Publishing, Digital Real Estate Services, and Cable Network Programming segments. The company distributes content and data products, including The Wall Street Journal, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron's, MarketWatch, Dow Jones PEVC, and DJX through various media channels, such as newspapers, newswires, Websites, applications for mobile devices, tablets and e-book readers, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, and videos. It also owns and operates daily, Sunday, weekly, and bi-weekly newspapers comprising The Australian, The Weekend Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Herald Sun, Sunday Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Sunday Mail, The Advertiser, Sunday Mail, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday, The Times, The Sunday Times, and New York Post, as well as digital mastheads and other Websites. In addition, the company offers home-delivered shopper media that include free-standing inserts and direct mail products; in-store marketing products and services primarily to consumer packaged goods manufacturers; in-store merchandising services; and digital marketing solutions. Further, it publishes general fiction, nonfiction, children's, and religious books; and provides sports programming services with eight television channels distributed through cable, satellite and IP, various interactive viewing applications, and broadcast rights to live sporting events. Additionally, the company offers property and property-related services on its Websites and mobile applications, as well as residential and commercial property Websites; online real estate services; and professional software and services products, which comprise Top Producer, FiveStreet, and ListHub. News Corporation is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Newspapers
SectorConsumer Discretionary


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.02
Current Ratio1.62
Quick Ratio1.62


Trailing P/E Ratio32.50
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.14 billion
Price / Sales1.11
Cash Flow$1.1216 per share
Price / Cash13.82
Book Value$19.03 per share
Price / Book0.81


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$-738,000,000.00
Net Margins-18.69%
Return on Equity2.56%
Return on Assets1.95%


Outstanding Shares582,740,000
Market Cap$9,090.71

News Corp Class B (NASDAQ:NWS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is News Corp Class B's stock symbol?

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

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

News Corp Class B announced a semiannual dividend on Friday, February 9th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Wednesday, April 18th. This represents a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 13th. View News Corp Class B's Dividend History.

How were News Corp Class B's earnings last quarter?

News Corp Class B (NASDAQ:NWS) issued its earnings results on Thursday, May, 10th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.06. The company had revenue of $2.09 billion for the quarter. News Corp Class B had a positive return on equity of 2.56% and a negative net margin of 18.69%. View News Corp Class B's Earnings History.

When is News Corp Class B's next earnings date?

News Corp Class B is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 9th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for News Corp Class B.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for News Corp Class B?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for News Corp Class B in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

Are investors shorting News Corp Class B?

News Corp Class B saw a drop in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 974,426 shares, a drop of 46.7% from the June 15th total of 1,826,479 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 480,660 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's stock are short sold. View News Corp Class B's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of News Corp Class B's key competitors?

Who are News Corp Class B's key executives?

News Corp Class B's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, Exec. Chairman (Age 87)
  • Mr. Lachlan Keith Murdoch, Co-Chairman (Age 47)
  • Mr. Robert J. Thomson, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Ms. Susan Lee Panuccio BBUS (Dist), B.Bus (Hons), ICCA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 46)
  • Mr. David B. Pitofsky, Chief Compliance Officer & Gen. Counsel (Age 53)

Has News Corp Class B been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about NWS stock have been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. News Corp Class B earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 47.17 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are News Corp Class B's major shareholders?

News Corp Class B's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hartford Investment Management Co. (0.00%). Company insiders that own News Corp Class B stock include Bedi Ajay Singh and Kevin Halpin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for News Corp Class B.

Which major investors are selling News Corp Class B stock?

NWS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hartford Investment Management Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for News Corp Class B.

How do I buy shares of News Corp Class B?

Shares of NWS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is News Corp Class B's stock price today?

One share of NWS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.50.

How big of a company is News Corp Class B?

News Corp Class B has a market capitalization of $9.09 billion and generates $8.14 billion in revenue each year. News Corp Class B employs 26,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact News Corp Class B?

News Corp Class B's mailing address is 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY, 10036. The company can be reached via phone at 212-416-3400 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for News Corp Class B (NASDAQ NWS)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  221 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  206 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  427
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about News Corp Class B and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NWS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NWS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/21/2018 by Staff

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