How to buy News shares | $17.6

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News Corporation is a broadcasting business based in the US. News shares (NWS.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $17.6 – an increase of 6.8% over the previous week. News employs 23,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.8 billion.

How to buy shares in News

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing 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 shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your News shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted News's share price?

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

Its last market close was $17.6, which is 15.97% up on its pre-crash value of $14.79 and 122.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $7.92.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of News shares at the start of February 2020, those shares 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 $1,255.41.

News share price

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

News shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market close$17.6
52-week range$7.8232 - $18.34
50-day moving average $15.3009
200-day moving average $13.8665
Wall St. target price$32.6
PE ratio 53.0385
Dividend yield $0.2 (1.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.26
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Stake
£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy News stock?

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News price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $17.6

1 week (2021-01-12) -2.60%
1 month (2020-12-22) 0.46%
3 months (2020-10-22) 26.89%
2 years (2019-01-18) 38.80%
3 years (2018-01-19) 0.28%
5 years (2016-01-19) 38.26%

Is News under- or over-valued?

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

News's P/E ratio

News'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 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's PEG ratio

News's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5688. 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'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's EBITDA

News's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $832 million (£0.0 million).

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

News financials

Revenue TTM $8.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.75%
Gross profit TTM $4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.7%
Return on equity TTM -14.08%
Profit margin -11.47%
Book value $12.935
Market capitalisation $10.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell News shares

  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 1.2 million News shares held short by investors – that's known as News's "short interest". This figure is 42.6% up from 809,995 last month.

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

News's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

News's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of News shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of News shares traded daily (recently around 475171.19341564). News's SIR currently stands at 2.43. In other words for every 100,000 News shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2430 shares are currently held short.

However News's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of tradable News shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case News's short interest could be expressed as 0.0096% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable News shares, roughly 10 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.

Find out more about how you can short News stock.

News share dividends

We're not expecting News to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have News's shares ever split?

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

News share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, News's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.8232 up to $18.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NWS.US volatility(beta: 1.48)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's is 1.4752. This would suggest that News's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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News 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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