An Analysis Of News Corporation (NWSA)’s Weekly Performance

As of Friday close, News Corporation’s (NASDAQ:NWSA) stock was up $0.46, moving up 2.65 percent to $17.84. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,433,840 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.73 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,475,560, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,943,818.

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Since last month, NWSA stock retreated -17.52%. Shares of the company fell to $16.53 on 05/06/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $27.51 was reached on 02/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $16.53. Since the beginning of this year, NWSA’s stock price has dropped by -20.04% or -$4.47, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -35.15% since its 52-week high.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, News Corporation (NWSA) has a P/E ratio of about 21.39. The stock’s beta is 1.31. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.20, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.25, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 13.51 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.10 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.10. On Thursday August 13 2015, a $0.0150 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, News Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.10, while its current ratio was 1.20, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.30, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.33. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 50.30% percent. In the year ended September 29, EBITDA margin amounted to 15.07%, whereas operating margins totaled 7.20%. Based on annual data, NWSA earned $4.53 billion in gross profit and brought in $9.36 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 6.00%.

In News Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $2.5 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. NWSA’s revenue rose 6.3% to $2.72 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.49 billion. While analysts expected News Corporation to report $0.14 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.23 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 64.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $358.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of News Corporation were 8.0 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $3.3 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $585.74 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at News Corporation’s (NWSA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 85.90%, the RSI 9-day stood at 36.89% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current News Corporation price is up by +4.27% percent or $0.73. At present, NWSA shares trade -15.73% below its 20-day simple moving average and -14.56% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -18.05% below its SMA50 and -27.42% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 18.95% and Stochastic coefficient D was 16.11%, while ATR was 0.90. Given the Stochastic reading of 29.90% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 36.26%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.97, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.62.

Analyst Ratings

UBS upgraded its rating on News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) to a Buy in a note to investors on July 26, 2021. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.News Corporation (NWSA) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, NWSA is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate News Corporation stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $30.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $28.00 – $34.10. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict News Corporation (NWSA) will achieve an average price target of $30.87.


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