NASDAQ:NXST - Nexstar Media Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $83.45 +0.44 (+0.53 %) (As of 01/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$83.45Today's Range$82.92 - $84.3252-Week Range$60.30 - $89.75Volume404,731 shsAverage Volume600,265 shsMarket Capitalization$3.81 billionP/E Ratio20.97Dividend Yield1.80%Beta1.54 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Nexstar Media Group, Inc. operates as a television broadcasting and digital media company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets. The company offers free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences. It also provides sales, programming, and other services through various local service agreements to 36 power television stations owned and/or operated by independent third parties. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned, operated, programmed, or provided sales and other services to 170 television stations in 100 markets in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The company's stations reach approximately 43.6 million viewers. The company was formerly known as Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and changed its name to Nexstar Media Group, Inc. in January 2017. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas. Receive NXST News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for NXST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Television broadcasting stations Sub-IndustryBroadcasting SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNASDAQ:NXST Previous Symbol CUSIP65336K10 Webwww.nexstar.tv Phone972-373-8800Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.34 Current Ratio2.09 Quick Ratio2.09Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.97 Forward P/E Ratio9.91 P/E Growth1.23 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.43 billion Price / Sales1.57 Cash Flow$11.8875 per share Price / Cash Flow7.02 Book Value$34.70 per share Price / Book2.40Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.98 Net Income$474.99 million Net Margins23.45% Return on Equity19.12% Return on Assets4.30%Miscellaneous Employees9,113 Outstanding Shares45,610,000Market Cap$3.81 billion OptionableOptionable Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) Frequently Asked Questions What is Nexstar Media Group's stock symbol? Nexstar Media Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NXST." How often does Nexstar Media Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Nexstar Media Group? Nexstar Media Group announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share on Friday, November 30th. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.80%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 15th. View Nexstar Media Group's Dividend History. How will Nexstar Media Group's stock buyback program work? Nexstar Media Group announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Monday, June 12th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $51,300,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were Nexstar Media Group's earnings last quarter? Nexstar Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:NXST) announced its earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The company reported $2.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.97 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $693 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $676.34 million. Nexstar Media Group had a net margin of 23.45% and a return on equity of 19.12%. Nexstar Media Group's quarterly revenue was up 13.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.98 EPS. View Nexstar Media Group's Earnings History. When is Nexstar Media Group's next earnings date? Nexstar Media Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Nexstar Media Group. How can I listen to Nexstar Media Group's earnings call? Nexstar Media Group will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 3343230522. What price target have analysts set for NXST? 11 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Nexstar Media Group's stock. Their predictions range from $87.00 to $123.00. On average, they expect Nexstar Media Group's share price to reach $103.8750 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Nexstar Media Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Nexstar Media Group? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nexstar Media Group in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Nexstar Media Group. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Nexstar Media Group stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Nexstar Media Group stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Nexstar Broadcasting Group currently owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to television stations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and New York. Nexstar's television station group includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and UPN. " (12/12/2018) 2. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "We note that Nexstar can get creative to sell additional top-tier markets without significantly impacting EBITDA by moving non- big-4-affiliated or independent stations in those markets (6 markets between 3-25 fit that criteria; see page 2 for overlap and prior planned divestitures from SBGI). We think a sub 9x buyer’s multiple (on highly conservative synergies and material retrans and political upside in 2020) is very reasonable. We are establishing a new $115 per share price target using a sum-of-the-parts analysis. We estimate that, ex-WGNA and ex-Food, blended 2019/2020 TV EBITDA will be $1.4 billion." (12/4/2018) 3. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We would expect interest rates to be higher on this transaction, taking into account the greater degree of leverage post-close, as well as interest rate increases since the MEG transaction closed, which may reduce the speed with which the company would be able to reduce leverage." (12/3/2018) Has Nexstar Media Group been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about NXST stock has trended neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Nexstar Media Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Nexstar Media Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Nexstar Media Group include Liberty Media Formula One Series C (FWONK), Liberty Media Formula One Series A (FWONA), Grupo Televisa SAB (TV), Liberty Media Formula One Series B (FWONB), Tribune (TRCO), PROSIEBENSAT 1/ADR (PBSFY), Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI), TEGNA (TGNA), Television Francaise 1 (TVFCF), Gray Television (GTN), Gray Television (GTN.A), Central European Media Enterprises (CETV), Entravision Communication (EVC), Liberty Braves Group Series A (BATRA) and Phoenix New Media (FENG). Who are Nexstar Media Group's key executives? Nexstar Media Group's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Perry A. Sook, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 61)Mr. Thomas E. Carter, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 61)Mr. Timothy C. Busch, Pres of Nexstar Broadcasting Inc (Age 56)Mr. Gregory R. Raifman, Pres of Nexstar Digital LLC (Age 59)Mr. Brian Jones, Exec. VP & COO of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. (Age 59) Who are Nexstar Media Group's major shareholders? Nexstar Media Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.80%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.19%), American National Bank (0.08%), Delta Investment Management LLC (0.02%), Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.01%) and First Hawaiian Bank (0.01%). Company insiders that own Nexstar Media Group stock include Andrew Alford, Anthony Katsur, Blake Russell, Brian Jones, Dennis Miller, Douglas Davis, Elizabeth Ryder, Gary Michael Vaughn, Jay M Grossman, John R Muse, Julie Pruett, Keith P Hopkins, Lisbeth Mcnabb, Perry A Sook, Thomas Carter, Thomas O'brien and Timothy C Busch. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Nexstar Media Group. Which institutional investors are selling Nexstar Media Group stock? NXST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co.. Company insiders that have sold Nexstar Media Group company stock in the last year include Andrew Alford, Anthony Katsur, Blake Russell, Brian Jones, Douglas Davis, Elizabeth Ryder, Jay M Grossman, Keith P Hopkins and Lisbeth Mcnabb. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nexstar Media Group. Which institutional investors are buying Nexstar Media Group stock? NXST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Delta Investment Management LLC, Boston Advisors LLC, First Hawaiian Bank, Meeder Asset Management Inc. and American National Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nexstar Media Group. How do I buy shares of Nexstar Media Group? Shares of NXST 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 Nexstar Media Group's stock price today? One share of NXST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.45. How big of a company is Nexstar Media Group? Nexstar Media Group has a market capitalization of $3.81 billion and generates $2.43 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $474.99 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.98 on an earnings per share basis. Nexstar Media Group employs 9,113 workers across the globe. What is Nexstar Media Group's official website? The official website for Nexstar Media Group is http://www.nexstar.tv. How can I contact Nexstar Media Group? Nexstar Media Group's mailing address is 545 EAST JOHN CARPENTER FREEWAY SUITE 700, IRVING TX, 75062. The company can be reached via phone at 972-373-8800 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ NXST)Community Ranking: 3.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 366 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 251 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 617MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Nexstar Media Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NXST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NXST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is the LIBOR rate calculated?