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How to buy News Corporation stock

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News Corporation is a broadcasting business based in the US. News Corporation shares (NWS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. News Corporation employs 23,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.7 billion.

How to buy shares in News Corporation

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  3. Search for News Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NWS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until News Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of News Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of News Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

News Corporation share price

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News Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$8.4594 - USD$25.64
50-day moving average USD$23.8618
200-day moving average USD$18.6949
Wall St. target priceUSD$32.6
PE ratio 53.0385
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (0.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.26

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Is News Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing News Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of News Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

News Corporation's P/E ratio

News Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 53x. In other words, News Corporation shares trade at around 53x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

News Corporation's PEG ratio

News Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.574. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into News Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

News Corporation's EBITDA

News Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$978 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a News Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

News Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.4%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.22%
Return on equity TTM -11.76%
Profit margin -9.89%
Book value $13.765
Market capitalisation USD$15.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting News Corporation shares

There are currently 1.0 million News Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as News Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting News Corporation shares can be evaluated.

News Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

News Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of News Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of News Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 540585.9375). News Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.92. In other words for every 100,000 News Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1920 shares are currently held short.

However News Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of News Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable News Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case News Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 News Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0086% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable News Corporation shares, roughly 9 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against News Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short News Corporation stock.

News Corporation share dividends

48%

Dividend payout ratio: 47.62% of net profits

Recently News Corporation has paid out, on average, around 47.62% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), News Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In News Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While News Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that News Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

News Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 13 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have News Corporation's shares ever split?

News Corporation's shares were split on a 2:3 basis on 15 November 2010. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your News Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for News Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted News Corporation's share price.

News Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, News Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4594 up to $25.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NWS.US volatility(beta: 1.61)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while News Corporation's is 1.6056. This would suggest that News Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

News Corporation overview

News Corporation, a media and information services company, creates and distributes content for consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates in six segments: Digital Real Estate Services, Subscription Video Services, Dow Jones, Book Publishing, News Media, and Other. The company distributes content and data products, including The Wall Street Journal, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron's, and MarketWatch through various media channels, such as newspapers, newswires, websites, applications for mobile devices, tablets and e-book readers, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, live journalism, videos, 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, Sunday Mail, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday, The Times, The Sunday Times, and New York Post, as well as digital mastheads and other websites. In addition, the company publishes general fiction, nonfiction, children's, and religious books; provides video sports, entertainment, and news services to pay-TV subscribers and other commercial licensees primarily through cable, satellite, and Internet distribution; and broadcasts rights to live sporting events. Further, it offers property and property-related services on its Websites and mobile applications; online real estate services; and professional software and service products, which comprise Top Producer and ListHub. News Corporation is headquartered in New York, New York.

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