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How to buy News Corporation (NWS) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in News Corporation stocks.
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 – an increase of 2.27% over the previous week. News Corporation employs 24,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9.7 billion.
How to buy shares in News Corporation
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – NWS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Is it a good time to buy News Corporation stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in News Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted News Corporation shares?
- News Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is News Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- News Corporation performance over time
- Are News Corporation shares over-valued?
- News Corporation's financials
- How volatile are News Corporation shares?
- Does News Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have News Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
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 $22.94, which is 35.53% up on its pre-crash value of $14.79 and 189.65% 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 $1,636.31.
News Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:NWS)Use our graph to track the performance of NWS stocks over time.
News Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$22.94|
|52-week range||$17.82 - $26.09|
|50-day moving average||$22.52|
|200-day moving average||$23.45|
|Wall St. target price||$32.60|
|Dividend yield||$0.2 (0.87%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.83|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
News Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-10)||2.27%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||6.70%|
|3 months (2021-10-15)||-4.89%|
|6 months (2021-07-16)||-0.22%|
|1 year (2021-01-15)||25.22%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||50.62%|
|3 years (2019-01-17)||82.06%|
|5 years (2017-01-17)||80.63%|
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 28x. In other words, News Corporation shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
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 2.241. 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 $1.2 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||$9.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.67%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.92%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
News Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 24.39% of net profits
Recently News Corporation has paid out, on average, around 24.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.87% 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 0.87% 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 low, this can signify that News Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
News Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 13 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have News Corporation's shares ever split?
News Corporation's shares were split on a 2:3 basis on 16 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 $17.8237 up to $26.0877. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.4009. 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, focuses on creating and distributing 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, MarketWatch, and Investor's Business Daily 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 advertising and services on its websites and mobile applications; online real estate services; and professional software and service products, as well as financial services. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.
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