News Corporation (NWS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. News Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.2557930222929 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on NWS. BidaskClub downgraded shares of News Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of News Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. News Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) opened at 13.80 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $8.03 billion. News Corporation has a one year low of $11.25 and a one year high of $15.22. The company’s 50-day moving average is $14.25 and its 200 day moving average is $13.48.

News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $2.08 billion during the quarter. News Corporation had a negative net margin of 9.07% and a positive return on equity of 1.81%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that News Corporation will post $1.39 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. News Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -15.63%.

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News Corporation Company Profile

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

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