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How to buy News Corporation (NWS) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in News Corporation shares.

News Corporation is an entertainment business based in Australia. News Corporation shares (NWS) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. News Corporation has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9.9 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in News Corporation

To buy shares listed in Australia such as News Corporation, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you compare share trading platforms and choose. Then follow these steps.

  1. Open and fund your brokerage account.
    Complete an application with your personal and financial details, including your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  4. Decide on how many to buy.
    At today's price, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  5. Check on your investment.
    Congratulations, you own a part of News Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.

News Corporation stock price (ASX:NWS)

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News Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-23.
52-week range$27.6779 - $43.035
50-day moving average $39.7714
200-day moving average $37.0862
Target price$44.35
PE ratio 75.6182
Dividend yield $0.2 (0.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.55

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Is it a good time to buy News Corporation stock?

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News Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$40.7

1 week (2024-05-16) 1.22%
1 month (2024-04-26) 5.99%
3 months (2024-02-26) -4.01%
6 months (2023-11-24) 17.32%
1 year (2023-05-26) 44.38%
2 years (2022-05-26) 70.51%
3 years (2021-05-26) 21.35%
5 years (2019-05-24) 131.12%

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 76x. In other words, News Corporation shares trade at around 76x 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 1.0962. 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 $1.3 billion (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a News Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

News Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $9.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.45%
Gross profit TTM $4.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.9%
Return on equity TTM 2.81%
Profit margin 2.09%
Book value 14.1
Market capitalisation $23.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

News Corporation share dividends

37%

Dividend payout ratio: 37.43% of net profits

Recently News Corporation has paid out, on average, around 37.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), News Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In News Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.2 per share.

While News Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that News Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

News Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, News Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.6779 up to $43.035. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NWS.AU volatility(beta: 1.36)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while News Corporation's is 1.362. 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 authoritative and engaging content, and other products and services 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, Barron's, MarketWatch, Investor's Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and OPIS through various media channels, such as newspapers, newswires, websites, mobile apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, live journalism, video, and podcasts. It also owns and operates Monday to Friday, Saturday and 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 sports, entertainment, and news services to pay-TV and streaming subscribers, and other commercial licensees through satellite and internet distribution; and broadcasts rights to live sporting events. Further, it offers property and property-related advertising and services on its websites and mobile applications; digital real estate services; and financial services. News Corporation was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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