Headlines about News (NASDAQ:NWS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. News earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 44.5243205190669 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of News (NASDAQ NWS) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $16.80. The company had a trading volume of 463,915 shares, compared to its average volume of 442,950. News has a 1-year low of $11.90 and a 1-year high of $17.05. The company has a market cap of $9,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -14.87 and a beta of 1.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 1.56 and a quick ratio of 1.56.

NWS has been the subject of several recent research reports. TheStreet raised News from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. BidaskClub raised News from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 30th.

In related news, CFO Kevin Halpin sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.25, for a total value of $76,250.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders sold a total of 24,855 shares of company stock valued at $385,752 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.

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About News

News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company. The Company operates in five segments: News and Information Services, Cable Network Programming, Digital Real Estate Services, Book Publishing, and Other. The Company’s business consists of range of media, including news and information services, sports programming in Australia, digital real estate services, book publishing, and pay-television (TV) distribution in Australia, that are distributed under the brands, including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Herald Sun, The Sun, The Times, HarperCollins Publishers, FOX SPORTS Australia and realestate.com.au.

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