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.
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.
|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|
|Dividend yield||$0.2 (1.12%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.26|
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|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%|
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 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 "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 (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.
|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%|
|Market capitalisation||$10.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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) 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.
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.
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.
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".
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).
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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