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News Corp shares dip Tuesday as market faces slight declines

Published Dec 06, 2023 08:19AM ET
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NEW YORK - News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) Class A shares experienced a downturn Tuesday, closing at $21.77 with a 1.31% drop amid a broader market that also saw slight declines. Trading volume for the media conglomerate was subdued, reaching only 2.8 million shares, which falls short of the average by nearly 390,000 shares. This movement occurred in a market where the S&P 500 Index edged down by 0.06% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) decreased by 0.22%.

In contrast to News Corp's performance, tech giants Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc. and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) bucked the trend with their stocks moving upward. Alphabet's Classes C and A shares both rose by approximately 1.34%, while Amazon saw an increase of 1.41%.

News Corp's current share price marks a notable departure from its yearly high achieved on November 28th, when it reached $22.55. Since then, the company has been grappling with consecutive losses that have overshadowed its peak performance earlier in the year.

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News Corp Class A's recent downturn in the stock market is drawing attention from investors who are keen to understand the company's current financial health and future prospects. According to InvestingPro data, News Corp is currently trading at a high earnings multiple with a P/E Ratio (Adjusted) for the last twelve months as of Q1 2024 at 48.87. Despite this, the company maintains a strong position with a Market Cap of 12.63B USD and a stable Gross Profit Margin of 48.73% for the same period.

InvestingPro Tips suggest that News Corp's high earnings quality is a positive sign, as free cash flow has exceeded net income, indicating efficient operations and the potential for sustainable growth. This robust financial performance is expected to support the company's ability to continue its dividend payments, which have been consistent for 9 consecutive years. Moreover, with liquid assets surpassing short-term obligations, the company appears to be in a good liquidity position.

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