News (NWS) Receiving Neutral News Coverage, Report Shows

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Media stories about News (NASDAQ:NWS) have trended neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. News earned a news sentiment score of 0.36 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the company an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted News’ ranking:

A number of research firms have issued reports on NWS. Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of News from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 9th. BidaskClub cut shares of News from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th.

Shares of NASDAQ NWS traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $14.40. The company had a trading volume of 887,598 shares, compared to its average volume of 737,133. The stock has a market cap of $7.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.73 and a beta of 1.52. News has a 1 year low of $12.57 and a 1 year high of $17.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14.

News (NASDAQ:NWS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $2.52 billion during the quarter. News had a negative net margin of 15.61% and a positive return on equity of 2.98%.

In related news, CEO Robert J. Thomson purchased 72,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $14.13 per share, with a total value of $1,017,360.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.

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News Company Profile

News Corporation, a media and information services company, creates and distributes content for consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: News and Information Services, Book Publishing, Digital Real Estate Services, Subscription Video Services, 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 DJX through various media channels, such as newspapers, newswires, Websites, mobile device applications, tablets and e-book readers, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, live journalism, video, and podcasts.

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