News Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:NWSA)

About News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)

News Corporation 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: Broadcasting - TV
  • Sub-Industry: Movies & Entertainment
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:NWSA
  • CUSIP: 65248E10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $7.92427 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 382,975,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.32
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $13.32
  • 52 Week Range: $10.99 - $14.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.87
  • P/E Growth: 2.28
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $8.14 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.65
  • Book Value: $18.54 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.74
  • Annual Dividend: $0.20
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
  • EBITDA: $738 million
  • Net Margins: -9.07%
  • Return on Equity: 1.83%
  • Return on Assets: 1.40%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.02%
  • Current Ratio: 1.56%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.56%
  • Average Volume: 1.60 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.99
  • Short Ratio: 3.58

Frequently Asked Questions for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)

What is News Corporation's stock symbol?

News Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NWSA."

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

News Corporation declared a semiannual dividend on Friday, August 11th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Wednesday, October 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. View News Corporation's Dividend History.

How were News Corporation's earnings last quarter?

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 10th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.02. The business earned $2.08 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.11 billion. News Corporation had a positive return on equity of 1.83% and a negative net margin of 9.07%. The firm's revenue was down 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share. View News Corporation's Earnings History.

When will News Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

News Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for News Corporation.

Where is News Corporation's stock going? Where will News Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

5 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for News Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $13.00 to $17.00. On average, they anticipate News Corporation's stock price to reach $15.20 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for News Corporation.

Who are some of News Corporation's key competitors?

Who owns News Corporation stock?

News Corporation's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC (0.05%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.02%) and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.01%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for News Corporation.

Who sold News Corporation stock? Who is selling News Corporation stock?

News Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for News Corporation.

Who bought News Corporation stock? Who is buying News Corporation stock?

News Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC and Shell Asset Management Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for News Corporation.

How do I buy News Corporation stock?

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

What is News Corporation's stock price today?

One share of News Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.71.

MarketBeat Community Rating for News Corporation (NASDAQ NWSA)
Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  381 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  228 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  609
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about News Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: $15.20 (10.87% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Price Target History for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Analysts' Ratings History for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/30/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$17.00LowView Rating Details
7/14/2017Rosenblatt SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$17.00MediumView Rating Details
3/6/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight -> Equal Weight$15.00N/AView Rating Details
2/10/2017GuggenheimReiterated RatingNeutral$13.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Bank of America CorporationDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$14.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2016FBR & CoLower Price TargetOutperform$19.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price Target$19.00 -> $18.50N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2015Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Earnings by Quarter for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Earnings History by Quarter for News Corporation (NASDAQ NWSA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/6/2017N/AView Earnings Details
8/10/2017Q4 2017$0.09$0.11$2.11 billion$2.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2017Q3 2017$0.04$0.07$1.85 billion$1.98 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2017Q2 2017$0.18$0.19$2.11 billion$2.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q1($0.01)($0.01)$1.96 billion$1.97 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2016Q4$0.13$0.10$2.06 billion$2.23 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q3$0.04$0.04$1.93 billion$1.89 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q2$0.21$0.20$2.14 billion$2.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q116$0.07$0.05$2.11 billion$2.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2015Q4$0.05$0.07$2.19 billion$2.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q315$0.07$0.05$2.13 million$2.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q215$0.24$0.26$2.25 billion$2.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q1$0.03$0.09$2.08 billion$2.15 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q414$0.04$0.01$2.17 billion$2.19 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q314$0.03$0.11$2.07 billion$2.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q214$0.20$0.31$2.23 billion$2.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/11/2013Q313$0.07$0.05$2.18 billion$2.07 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q3 2013$0.35$0.36$9.17 billion$9.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q2 2013$0.42$0.44$9.27 billion$9.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q113$0.38$0.43$8.15 billion$8.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.32$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$0.31$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.29$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.27$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$0.28$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.24
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.44
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.01)($0.01)($0.01)
Q2 20171$0.17$0.17$0.17
Q3 20171$0.02$0.02$0.02
Q4 20171$0.06$0.06$0.06
Q1 20181$0.00$0.00$0.00
Q2 20181$0.23$0.23$0.23
Q3 20181$0.13$0.13$0.13
Q4 20181$0.08$0.08$0.08
Q1 20191$0.01$0.01$0.01
Q2 20191$0.24$0.24$0.24
Q3 20191$0.15$0.15$0.15
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Most Recent Dividend:10/18/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.46%
Payout Ratio:-15.63% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
42.55% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
37.74% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 13.89%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 60.60%
Insider Trades by Quarter for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/3/2016Bedi Ajay SinghCFOSell29,857$14.39$429,642.23View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Latest Headlines for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
DateHeadline® Names 2017's Hottest ZIP Codes in America - October 19 at 7:03 AM logoDow Jones Partners With Curation Corporation to Deliver “Disruption” Monitoring - October 18 at 7:50 AM logoNews Corporation (NWSA) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.98 Billion - October 14 at 7:34 AM logoNews Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:NWSA) : October 12, 2017 - October 13 at 7:38 AM logoNFL's anthem protests may be starting to hit Fox's bottom... - October 13 at 7:38 AM logoQ1 2018 Earnings Estimate for News Corporation (NWSA) Issued By Jefferies Group - October 12 at 11:38 AM logoNews Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NWSA-US : October 11, 2017 - October 12 at 7:41 AM® Survey Indicates Haunted Homes Don't Always Have to be a Deal Breaker - October 12 at 7:41 AM logoNews Corporation (NWSA) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - October 10 at 12:40 PM logo'Whole New World' for Publishers as Google Finally Scraps First Click Free - October 2 at 7:23 PM logoNews Corporation (NWSA): What Does It Mean For Your Portfolio? - October 2 at 11:07 AM logoGoogle drops "first click free," loathed by many publishers - October 2 at 7:04 AM logoNews Corporation (NWSA) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - October 1 at 6:50 PM logo$0.01 Earnings Per Share Expected for News Corporation (NWSA) This Quarter - September 23 at 12:16 PM logo[$$] CBS wins battle for Australia's Ten Network - September 19 at 6:02 AM logoChris Ruddy Slams White House 'Dark Angels' - September 14 at 8:34 AM logoGoogle Throws Publishers a Bone With Eased Subscription Access Policy - September 14 at 8:34 AM logoAustralian media wins relaxed ownership laws, but online rivals' threat to stay - September 14 at 8:34 AM logoNews Corporation (NWSA) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - September 6 at 6:46 PM logoNews Corp to Participate in Goldman Sachs 26th Annual Communacopia Conference - September 6 at 7:03 AM logoNews Corp to Participate in Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference - August 29 at 6:13 AM logoAustralian government open to CBS takeover of local network - August 28 at 9:09 PM logoContrasting News Corporation (NWSA) & Media General (MEG) - August 25 at 4:30 PM logoNews Corp. :NWSA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : August 23, 2017 - August 24 at 10:28 AM logoAustralian antitrust regulator clears Murdoch to buy Ten Network - August 24 at 10:28 AM logoMajor Australian TV network Nine posts $160 million loss - August 24 at 1:21 AM® Introduces "My Home" To Help Homeowners Manage Their Home Like An Investment - August 23 at 9:27 AM logoHead-To-Head Comparison: Media General (MEG) and News Corporation (NWSA) - August 21 at 6:16 PM logoNews Corporation (NWSA) and Media General (MEG) Head-To-Head Analysis - August 20 at 2:28 PM logoNews Corp. :NWSA-US: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : August 16, 2017 - August 17 at 6:25 AM logoFairfax manages small profit but Australian media firms still in pain - August 16 at 2:37 AM logoQ1 2018 Earnings Forecast for News Corporation (NWSA) Issued By Jefferies Group - August 14 at 6:58 AM logoNews Corporation (NWSA) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - August 12 at 6:38 PM logoNews Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWSA-US : August 11, 2017 - August 12 at 6:27 AM logoKey Takeaways From News Corp's Q4 Earnings - August 12 at 6:27 AM logoNews Corporation Plans Semiannual Dividend of $0.10 (NWSA) - August 11 at 5:50 PM® Survey Provides Insight into Underlying Causes of Inventory Shortage - August 11 at 7:06 AM logoNews Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for Fiscal 2017 - August 11 at 7:06 AM logoEdited Transcript of NWSA earnings conference call or presentation 10-Aug-17 9:00pm GMT - August 11 at 7:06 AM logoNews Corporation (NWSA) Announces Earnings Results - August 10 at 7:46 PM logoThe U.K. Throws Another Wrench in Murdoch’s Plan to Buy Sky - August 10 at 6:24 AM logoCritical Review: News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) & Media General (MEG) - August 9 at 8:40 AM logoHead-To-Head Review: News Corporation (NWSA) & Grupo Televisa (TV) - August 7 at 6:28 PM logoTakeover costs and impairments drag Australia's Tabcorp to net loss - August 4 at 6:33 AM logoNews Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - August 3 at 7:16 AM logoMedia General (MEG) & News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) Head-To-Head Review - August 2 at 10:14 PM logoTrump knew about Fox's story about murdered DNC staffer b... - August 2 at 6:31 AM logoFox News slapped with lawsuit regarding coverage of DNC staffer's death - August 2 at 6:31 AM logoComparing Grupo Televisa (TV) and News Corporation (NWSA) - July 31 at 4:16 PM logoNews Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) and Media General (MEG) Critical Contrast - July 31 at 2:22 PM



News Corporation (NWSA) Chart for Saturday, October, 21, 2017

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