Headlines about News (NASDAQ:NWS) have been trending somewhat negative on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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 coverage optimism score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 42.2254686598625 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Statement of Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp, on a Carriage Fee for Trusted Publishers (markets.financialcontent.com)
- Short-Term Pain Likely for Facebook Inc Stock After Recent News Feed Shake-up (investorplace.com)
- No one in the city cleans sidewalks, including the city (courierpress.com)
- News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA): Time For A Financial Health Check (finance.yahoo.com)
- HarperAudio Announces Vinyl Audiobook Publishing Program (webwire.com)
A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded News from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. TheStreet upgraded News from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th.
News (NASDAQ:NWS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter. News had a positive return on equity of 2.27% and a negative net margin of 7.96%.
In other news, CFO Kevin Halpin sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.50, for a total transaction of $72,500.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 29,855 shares in the company, valued at $432,897.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 24,855 shares of company stock worth $385,752. Insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.
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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