Media coverage about News (NASDAQ:NWSA) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. News earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.1520911450419 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently issued reports on NWSA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised News from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. TheStreet raised News from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.20.

News (NWSA) traded down $0.20 during trading on Thursday, reaching $17.01. The company had a trading volume of 1,597,216 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,353,100. News has a fifty-two week low of $11.88 and a fifty-two week high of $17.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 1.56 and a quick ratio of 1.56. The company has a market capitalization of $9,887.08, a PE ratio of -15.05, a P/E/G ratio of 3.45 and a beta of 2.06.

News (NASDAQ:NWSA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.05. News had a positive return on equity of 2.27% and a negative net margin of 7.96%. The business had revenue of $2.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.98 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.01) earnings per share. News’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that News will post 0.49 earnings per share for the current year.

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About News

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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