NASDAQ:NWSA - News Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$12.83 -0.47 (-3.53 %)
(As of 11/20/2018 01:16 PM ET)
Previous Close$13.30
Today's Range$12.80 - $13.24
52-Week Range$12.23 - $17.29
Volume135,762 shs
Average Volume4.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.94 billion
P/E Ratio29.14
Dividend Yield1.47%
News Corporation, a media and information services company, creates and distributes content for consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: News and Information Services, Book Publishing, Digital Real Estate Services, Subscription Video Services, and Other. The company distributes content and data products, including The Wall Street Journal, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron's, MarketWatch, and DJX through various media channels, such as newspapers, newswires, Websites, mobile device applications, tablets and e-book readers, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, live journalism, video, and podcasts. 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, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday, 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 content to approximately 200 channels distributed through cable, satellite, and Internet protocol, as well as 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
Sub-IndustryMovies & Entertainment
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:NWSA
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.11
Current Ratio1.26
Quick Ratio1.15


Trailing P/E Ratio29.14
Forward P/E Ratio33.76
P/E Growth5.22

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$9.02 billion
Price / Sales0.83
Cash Flow$1.1836 per share
Price / Cash10.84
Book Value$17.97 per share
Price / Book0.71


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.44
Net Income$-1,514,000,000.00
Net Margins-15.61%
Return on Equity2.99%
Return on Assets2.08%


Outstanding Shares584,840,000
Market Cap$7.94 billion

News (NASDAQ:NWSA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is News' stock symbol?

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

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

News announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Thursday, August 9th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Wednesday, October 17th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 11th. View News' Dividend History.

How were News' earnings last quarter?

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) released its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $2.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.53 billion. News had a negative net margin of 15.61% and a positive return on equity of 2.99%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 22.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.07 EPS. View News' Earnings History.

When is News' next earnings date?

News is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for News.

What price target have analysts set for NWSA?

5 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for News' shares. Their predictions range from $12.50 to $17.00. On average, they expect News' stock price to reach $14.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for News.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for News?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for News in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for News.

Has News been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about NWSA stock have trended neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. News earned a news sentiment score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting News?

News saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 14,435,075 shares, an increase of 31.9% from the October 15th total of 10,945,318 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,648,643 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.1 days. View News' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of News' key competitors?

Who are News' key executives?

News' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, Exec. Chairman (Age 87)
  • 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, Gen. Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Kevin P. Halpin, Principal Accounting Officer

Who are News' major shareholders?

News' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (4.24%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (3.87%), Independent Franchise Partners LLP (2.75%), International Value Advisers LLC (2.14%), Dodge & Cox (1.97%) and Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (1.28%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for News.

Which major investors are selling News stock?

NWSA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Man Group plc and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for News.

Which major investors are buying News stock?

NWSA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Independent Franchise Partners LLP, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Janus Henderson Group PLC, AXA, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Korea Investment CORP. View Insider Buying and Selling for News.

How do I buy shares of News?

Shares of NWSA 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' stock price today?

One share of NWSA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.83.

How big of a company is News?

News has a market capitalization of $7.94 billion and generates $9.02 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $-1,514,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.44 on an earnings per share basis. News employs 28,000 workers across the globe.

What is News' official website?

The official website for News is

How can I contact News?

News' 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 (NASDAQ NWSA)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  503 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  336 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  839
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about News and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NWSA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NWSA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/20/2018 by Staff

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