News stories about News (NASDAQ:NWS) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. News earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.2170037405886 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Is Salt Lake City the ‘Next Denver’? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Harper To Publish Stand-Alone YA Novel “A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA” By Bestselling Author Tahereh Mafi (finance.yahoo.com)
- Realtor.com® Adds New Leaders in Product Development and User Experience Design (finance.yahoo.com)
- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Stock Can’t Escape “Fake News” Accusations (investorplace.com)
- Actor And Writer Peter Hermann Publishes First Children’s Book, IF THE S IN MOOSE COMES LOOSE (finance.yahoo.com)
Several brokerages have weighed in on NWS. TheStreet upgraded News from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. BidaskClub upgraded News from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 11th.
The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 13th. News’s dividend payout ratio is presently -25.97%.
In other news, CFO Kevin Halpin sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.10, for a total transaction of $80,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.
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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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