Media stories about News (NASDAQ:NWS) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. News earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.4583256325485 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on NWS shares. BidaskClub cut shares of News from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. TheStreet upgraded shares of News from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th.

Shares of News (NASDAQ NWS) traded down $0.10 on Wednesday, hitting $17.15. 308,891 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 477,000. The company has a current ratio of 1.56, a quick ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03. News has a 1-year low of $12.30 and a 1-year high of $17.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,870.00, a PE ratio of -15.18 and a beta of 1.91.

In other news, CFO Kevin Halpin sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.25, for a total value of $76,250.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. In the last three months, insiders sold 24,855 shares of company stock valued at $385,752. Insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.

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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 realestate.com.au.

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