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How to buy News Corporation stock in Canada | $24.78

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News Corporation
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News Corporation is a broadcasting business based in the US. News Corporation stocks (NWS.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $23.44 – a decrease of 3.54% over the previous week. News Corporation employs 23,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.8 billion.

How to buy News Corporation stock in Canada

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: NWS in this case.
  5. Research News Corporation stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your News Corporation stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted News Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, News Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $24.78, which is 40.31% up on its pre-crash value of $14.79 and 212.88% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $7.92.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of News Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $580.63 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,767.56.

News Corporation stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of NWS stocks over time.

News Corporation stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$24.78
52-week range$12.4764 - $26.21
50-day moving average $24.2177
200-day moving average $23.2621
Wall St. target price$32.6
Dividend yield $0.2 (0.86%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.26

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Is it a good time to buy News Corporation stock?

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News Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $24.78

1 month (2021-06-28) 2.48%
3 months (2021-04-28) 1.93%

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 PEG ratio

News Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1341. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

News Corporation's EBITDA

News Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.1 billion.

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$8.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.62%
Return on equity TTM 0.03%
Profit margin -0.6%
Book value $13.86
Market capitalisation USD$14.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell News Corporation stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "NWS.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 986,820 News Corporation stocks held short by investors – that's known as News Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 16.6% down from 1.2 million last month.

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

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

News Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of News Corporation stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of News Corporation stocks traded daily (recently around 452669.72477064). News Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.18. In other words for every 100,000 News Corporation stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2180 stocks are currently held short.

However News Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of News Corporation stocks, or, against the total number of tradable News Corporation stocks (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 stocks (for every 100,000 News Corporation stocks in existence, roughly 0 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0019% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable News Corporation stocks, roughly 2 stocks are currently held short).

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

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

News Corporation stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 41.67% of net profits

Recently News Corporation has paid out, on average, around 41.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.88% 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 0.88% 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 stocks by 15 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have News Corporation stocks ever split?

News Corporation stocks 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 stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% higher stock price could have impacted the market appetite for News Corporation stocks which in turn could have impacted News Corporation's stock price.

News Corporation stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, News Corporation's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $12.4764 up to $26.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NWS.US volatility(beta: 1.57)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while News Corporation's is 1.5729. This would suggest that News Corporation's stocks 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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