Somewhat Critical Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect News (NASDAQ:NWSA) Stock Price

Press coverage about News (NASDAQ:NWSA) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. News earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.665513551417 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on NWSA shares. TheStreet raised shares of News from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of News from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.20.

News (NASDAQ:NWSA) traded down $0.14 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $16.68. 611,940 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,138,015. News has a one year low of $12.00 and a one year high of $17.29. The company has a market cap of $9,968.65 and a P/E ratio of -14.78. The company has a quick ratio of 1.56, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03.

News (NASDAQ:NWSA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.05. News had a negative net margin of 7.96% and a positive return on equity of 2.27%. The firm had revenue of $2.06 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.98 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.01) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that News will post 0.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About News

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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