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 realestate.com.au. 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: www.newscorp.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $8.22 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 581,811,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.59
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $12.91
  • 52 Week Range: $10.99 - $14.68
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 28.82
  • P/E Growth: 6.29
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $8.29 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.99
  • Book Value: $19.15 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.74
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $0.20
  • Dividend Yield: 1.4%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $736 million
  • Net Margins: -2.64%
  • Return on Equity: 1.77%
  • Return on Assets: 1.36%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.02%
  • Current Ratio: 1.53%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.53%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.73 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.98
  • Short Ratio: 3.77
 
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 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 dividend yield of 1.5%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 13th. View News Corporation's Dividend History.

How were News Corporation's earnings last quarter?

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) released its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.98 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.85 billion. News Corporation had a positive return on equity of 1.77% and a negative net margin of 2.64%. News Corporation's quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.04 EPS. View News Corporation's Earnings History.

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 expect News Corporation's stock price to reach $15.20 in the next year. 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 shareholders include Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.33%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.10%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.09%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.06%), Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH (0.05%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.05%). 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 APG Asset Management N.V., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Aperio Group LLC, Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX, Hartford Investment Management Co., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and Capstone Asset Management Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for News Corporation.

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

News Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Quadrant L P CA, CrestPoint Capital Management LLC, Oxbow Advisors LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Beacon Financial Group, Bank of Montreal Can, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. and Oakbrook Investments LLC. 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 $14.12.


MarketBeat Community Rating for News Corporation (NASDAQ NWSA)
Community Ranking:  3.2 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  350 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  202 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  552
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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 (7.65% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/14/2017Rosenblatt SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$17.00MediumView Rating Details
5/22/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$17.00LowView 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
7/27/2015MacquarieUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

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
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.24
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.46
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$0.01$0.01$0.01
Q2 20181$0.24$0.24$0.24
Q3 20181$0.13$0.13$0.13
Q4 20181$0.08$0.08$0.08
Q1 20191$0.03$0.03$0.03
Q2 20191$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q3 20191$0.15$0.15$0.15
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Most Recent Dividend:4/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.42%
Payout Ratio:-51.28% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
54.05% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
40.82% (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
2/10/2017semiannual$0.101.5%3/13/20173/15/20174/19/2017
8/9/2016$0.109/12/20169/14/201610/19/2016
2/11/2016semiannual$0.101.92%3/7/20163/9/20164/13/2016
8/13/2015special$0.109/14/20159/16/201510/21/2015
2/7/2013semiannual$0.090.62%3/11/20133/13/20134/17/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 13.93%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.72%
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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
Latest Headlines for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
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americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Grupo Televisa (TV) & News Corporation (NWSA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 8:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNews Corporation (NWSA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 18 at 6:57 PM
cnbc.com logoDow and S&P 500 aim for their 26th record closes of the year
www.cnbc.com - July 17 at 9:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 17
finance.yahoo.com - July 17 at 9:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNews Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) Now Covered by Rosenblatt Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 14 at 10:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat's Next for Tronc After Failure to Acquire Chicago Sun-Times
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 7:04 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNews Corp to Report Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings
finance.yahoo.com - July 13 at 7:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoReviewing Grupo Televisa (TV) & News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 12 at 10:21 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNews Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:NWSA) : July 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 6:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Bertelsmann Tightens Control Over Penguin Random House
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 6:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFinancial Comparison: Grupo Televisa (TV) and News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 8:06 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNews Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWSA-US : July 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 1:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Anticipate News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $2.11 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 7 at 11:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHomebuyers Can Now Search by School on realtor.com®
finance.yahoo.com - July 7 at 7:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEXIT Realty Adds realtor.com® to Premier Partner Program
finance.yahoo.com - July 7 at 7:46 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) to Announce $0.09 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 5 at 8:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMurdoch at Crossroads as Baron Plots Next Move in Sky Takeover
finance.yahoo.com - July 4 at 2:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAustralia's Fairfax ends talks with PE suitors without formal bid
finance.yahoo.com - July 3 at 12:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat's Next for Murdoch's Delayed Sky TV Bid: QuickTake Q&A
finance.yahoo.com - June 30 at 2:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoFox-Sky Bid at Stake as U.K. Minister Decides: QuickTake Q&A
finance.yahoo.com - June 29 at 5:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAustralia's Fairfax enters mortgage broking business
finance.yahoo.com - June 28 at 11:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoStatement from News Corp Regarding the European Commission Decision to Fine Google
finance.yahoo.com - June 27 at 7:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFox's Sky Bid at Stake as U.K. Minister Decides: Quicktake Q&A
finance.yahoo.com - June 27 at 6:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNews Corporation (NWSA) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 23 at 5:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNews Corp. Holds Advanced Talks With Facebook on Subscriptions
finance.yahoo.com - June 21 at 8:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNews Corp. Continues To Form Base After 75% Earnings Spike
finance.yahoo.com - June 19 at 6:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAustralian television's Ten Network appoints administrators
finance.yahoo.com - June 14 at 9:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Pullout of debt backers imperils Australia's Ten Network
finance.yahoo.com - June 13 at 7:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$2.11 Billion in Sales Expected for News Corp (NWSA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 11 at 8:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNews Corp (NWSA) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.09 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 9 at 10:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGoogle Confirms It's Developing Its Own Ad-Blocker For Chrome
finance.yahoo.com - June 2 at 8:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoRemodelista and Gardenista Launch 2017 Considered Design Awards Contest
finance.yahoo.com - June 1 at 7:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPayCommerce Partners with Dow Jones Risk & Compliance to Strengthen and Expand its Risk and Compliance Sanctions Screening for Cross-Border Payments
finance.yahoo.com - May 31 at 11:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNews Corp (NWSA) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 29 at 4:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group LLC Reiterates "Buy" Rating for News Corp (NWSA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 1:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNews Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWSA-US : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 11:43 AM
marketbeat.com logoRoger Ailes' legacy: Transforming media and politics
marketbeat.com - May 18 at 5:25 PM
marketbeat.com logo2 US private equity firms bid for Australia newspaper empire
marketbeat.com - May 18 at 2:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAustralian tax official charged in $123 million fraud probe
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 11:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNews Corp. :NWSA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : May 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 10:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEnd of an era at UK's Sun tabloid as veteran provocateur dropped
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 3:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.09 EPS Expected for News Corp (NWSA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 12:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNews Corp (NWSA) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 13 at 11:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for News Corp Reduced by Jefferies Group (NWSA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 11:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of NWSA earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-17 9:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 12:20 AM
seekingalpha.com logoNews Corporation's (NWSA) CEO Robert Thomson on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - May 10 at 11:57 AM
bizjournals.com logoTV Broadcasters Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Grupo Televisa, News, TEGNA, and Sinclair Broadcast
www.bizjournals.com - May 10 at 11:57 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNews Corp (NWSA) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.03 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 10:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: News Corporation to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 6:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] News Corp Beats Revenue Estimates
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 6:34 PM

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