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News Corporation (NWSA) Stock: Evaluating the Market Performance

The price-to-earnings ratio for News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is 39.80x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for NWSA is 1.31. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 5 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 2 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price recommended by analysts for News Corporation (NWSA) is $23.30, which is $5.75 above the current market price. The public float for NWSA is 495.38M and currently, short sellers hold a 2.26% of that float. On May 26, 2023, NWSA’s average trading volume was 2.71M shares.

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NWSA) stock’s latest price update

News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) has experienced a rise in its stock price by 0.05 compared to its previous closing price of 18.22. However, the company has seen a fall of -2.88% in its stock price over the last five trading days.

NWSA’s Market Performance

News Corporation (NWSA) has experienced a -2.88% fall in stock performance for the past week, with a 9.49% rise in the past month, and a 4.53% rise in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.56%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.48% for NWSA.. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 3.01% for NWSA’s stock, with a 3.54% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

NWSA Trading at 5.89% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought NWSA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -15.95% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.48%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.56%, as shares surge +6.30% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +14.51% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, NWSA fell by -2.88%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -0.22% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $17.75. In addition, News Corporation saw 0.16% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at NWSA starting from Pitofsky David B, who sale 23,750 shares at the price of $17.23 back on Mar 03. After this action, Pitofsky David B now owns 63,956 shares of News Corporation, valued at $409,165 using the latest closing price.

Pitofsky David B, the General Counsel of News Corporation, sale 82,028 shares at $18.73 during a trade that took place back on Aug 15, which means that Pitofsky David B is holding 87,706 shares at $1,536,417 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for NWSA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +9.55 for the present operating margin
  • +44.03 for the gross margin

The net margin for News Corporation stands at +6.00. The total capital return value is set at 7.63, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.29. Equity return is now at value 3.30, with 1.60 for asset returns.

Based on News Corporation (NWSA), the company’s capital structure generated 50.54 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 33.57. Total debt to assets is 24.13, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 45.28. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 30.08.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.26, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.33. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.66 and the total asset turnover is 0.61. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.16.


To wrap up, the performance of News Corporation (NWSA) has been better in recent times. The stock has received a bullish of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.