News coverage about News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. News Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3648939999258 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) opened at 13.95 on Friday. News Corporation has a 1-year low of $11.25 and a 1-year high of $14.90. The stock’s market capitalization is $8.12 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of $13.69 and a 200-day moving average of $13.73.
News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.05. News Corporation had a negative net margin of 9.07% and a positive return on equity of 1.83%. The firm had revenue of $2.08 billion during the quarter. Analysts anticipate that News Corporation will post $1.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a yield of 1.45%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 12th. News Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -15.63%.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on NWS. BidaskClub lowered shares of News Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of News Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th.
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About News Corporation
News 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.
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