Media coverage about News (NASDAQ:NWS) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. News earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 42.6118890870894 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Head to Head Contrast: News (NWS) and Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)
- NWS: Weekend storm to bring snow to southeastern West Virginia (wvmetronews.com)
- Update: NWS upgrades winter storm to a Warning for North Iowa; 8 to 10 inches of snow in forecast Friday night (globegazette.com)
- NWS: Snow makes roads treacherous (pantagraph.com)
- BRIEF-Hindustan Construction Company Says News Item On Lavasa Corp Heading For Bankruptcy Is Misleading (reuters.com)
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. TheStreet upgraded News from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. BidaskClub lowered News from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th.
News (NASDAQ:NWS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter. News had a positive return on equity of 2.52% and a negative net margin of 5.41%. The company had revenue of $2.18 billion for the quarter.
The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.25%. News’s dividend payout ratio is presently -25.97%.
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News 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 realestate.com.au.
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