Media coverage about News (NASDAQ:NWSA) has trended neutral recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. News earned a media sentiment score of 0.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

NASDAQ NWSA opened at $12.59 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. The company has a market cap of $7.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.61, a PEG ratio of 4.84 and a beta of 1.61. News has a 1 year low of $12.23 and a 1 year high of $17.29.

News (NASDAQ:NWSA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $2.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.53 billion. News had a negative net margin of 15.61% and a positive return on equity of 2.99%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.07 EPS. Equities analysts expect that News will post 0.38 EPS for the current year.

NWSA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Loop Capital upgraded shares of News from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of News from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of News from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 17th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of News from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 28th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded shares of News from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.50.

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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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