News Corporation is a broadcasting business based in Australia. News Corporation shares (NWS) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $20.55 – an increase of 0.39% over the previous week. News Corporation has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9 billion.
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- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for News Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NWS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until News Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $20.55, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of News Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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- News Corporation key stats
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- Is News Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- News Corporation performance over time
- Are News Corporation shares over-valued?
- News Corporation's financials
- How volatile are News Corporation shares?
- Does News Corporation pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted News Corporation's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, News Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $20.55, which is 8.71% down on its pre-crash value of $22.51 and 53.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $13.36.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of News Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $674.69 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 $983.32.
News Corporation share priceUse our graph to track the performance of NWS stocks over time.
News Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$20.55|
|52-week range||AUDA$13.1 - AUDA$22.74|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$19.9931|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$17.3907|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.19 (0.94%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.26|
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Is it a good time to buy News Corporation stock?
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News Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2020-09-10)||-0.39%|
|1 month (2020-08-19)||-2.14%|
|3 months (2020-06-19)||18.38%|
|6 months (2020-03-19)||31.23%|
|1 year (2019-09-19)||-4.42%|
|2 years (2018-09-19)||14.80%|
|3 years (2017-09-19)||21.38%|
|5 years (2015-09-18)||12.11%|
Is News Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing News Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of News Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
News Corporation's P/E ratio
News Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 75x. In other words, News Corporation shares trade at around 75x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). 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 Corporation's PEG ratio
News Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5849. 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 Corporation'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 Corporation's EBITDA
News Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $785 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a News Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
News Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.13%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.55%|
|Return on equity TTM||-16.52%|
|Market capitalisation||$12 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
News Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting News Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
News Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, News Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.1 up to $22.74. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while News Corporation's is 1.5557. This would suggest that News Corporation'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 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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