Stock Updates

Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA)?

The company in question is, News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) currently with a stock price of 13.39 (-1.14% today). The market cap for News Corporation is 8191.02, and is in the sector Services, and Broadcasting – TV industry. The target price for News Corporation is 15.47. Currently News Corporation is trading with a P/E of 48.88, and a forward P/E of 25.94. Average volume for News Corporation is 2907.65 and so far today it is 720064.

Performance in the last year for News Corporation has been -1.52%. For EPS growth, News Corporation has seen a growth of -45.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.97%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -25.00% over the last five years and could be 10.79% for the next five years. News Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at *TBA. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.45%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.36%.

Since the IPO date for News Corporation on the 6/19/2013, News Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 3.05%. With News Corporation trading at 13.39, the dividend yield is 1.48%, and the EPS is 0.28.

So could News Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 48.88. The PEG is 4.53, P/S is 0.99 and the P/B is at 0.68. The P/cash is 4.47, with P/free cash flow at 16.78.

News Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.03, and total debt/equity at 0.03.

In terms of margins, News Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 1.80% and a profit margin of 2.10%.Payout ratio for News Corporation is 65.70%. Return on assets come to 1.20% with return on investment coming to 1.70%.

Insider ownership for News Corporation, is at 10.65% and institutional ownership comes to 99.30%. Outstanding shares are at 604.95. While shares float is 478.7. The float short is currently 1.70%, and short ratio is 2.8.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

About the author

Peter Clarke

Leave a Comment