News Corporation [NWSA] is -32.32% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

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News Corporation [NASDAQ: NWSA] traded at a low on 06/22/22, posting a -0.79 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $15.10. The company report on June 22, 2022 that Realtor.com® May Rental Report: Sky High U.S. Rents Surpass Pre-COVID Levels by More than 25%.


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National rents grew at a double-digit annual pace (+15.5%) for the 10th straight month in May, but by the smallest amount since fall 2021 – hinting at potential relief to come later this year.

The U.S. median rental price hit its latest new high of $1,849 per month in May, representing a 26.6% increase since 2019 before the pandemic began, according to the Realtor.com® Monthly Rental Report released today. While May marked the 10th straight month of double-digit annual growth in national rents, the increase was the smallest since September 2021, offering renters a glimpse of a light at the end of the tunnel.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 4453031 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of News Corporation stands at 3.01% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.04%.

The market cap for NWSA stock reached $8.84 billion, with 588.80 million shares outstanding and 504.53 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.08M shares, NWSA reached a trading volume of 4453031 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about News Corporation [NWSA]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NWSA shares is $28.05 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NWSA stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

UBS have made an estimate for News Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on July 26, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on June 01, 2021, representing the official price target for News Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $32, while Guggenheim analysts kept a Buy rating on NWSA stock. On February 12, 2021, analysts increased their price target for NWSA shares from 15 to 30.

The Average True Range (ATR) for News Corporation is set at 0.56, with the Price to Sales ratio for NWSA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.87. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.06, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for NWSA in the course of the last twelve months was 9.88 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

How has NWSA stock performed recently?

News Corporation [NWSA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.89. With this latest performance, NWSA shares dropped by -14.25% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -27.68% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -40.83% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for NWSA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 28.63, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 23.19, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 31.79 for News Corporation [NWSA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 18.32, while it was recorded at 15.36 for the last single week of trading, and 21.45 for the last 200 days.

News Corporation [NWSA]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and News Corporation [NWSA] shares currently have an operating margin of +6.43 and a Gross Margin at +41.10. News Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.53.

Return on Total Capital for NWSA is now 5.09, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.07. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.18, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.13. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, News Corporation [NWSA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 43.50. Additionally, NWSA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 30.31, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 21.30. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 41.42, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 28.86.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, News Corporation [NWSA] managed to generate an average of $13,750 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.63 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.60.News Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings analysis for News Corporation [NWSA]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for NWSA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for News Corporation go to 19.14%.

Insider trade positions for News Corporation [NWSA]

There are presently around $5,651 million, or 97.70% of NWSA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NWSA stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 55,120,986, which is approximately 9.409% of the company’s market cap and around 0.91% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 54,110,547 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $823.56 million in NWSA stocks shares; and INDEPENDENT FRANCHISE PARTNERS LLP, currently with $442.62 million in NWSA stock with ownership of nearly -5.576% of the company’s market capitalization.

204 institutional holders increased their position in News Corporation [NASDAQ:NWSA] by around 18,799,850 shares. Additionally, 195 investors decreased positions by around 25,848,060 shares, while 72 investors held positions by with 326,665,625 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 371,313,535 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NWSA stock had 45 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,864,222 shares, while 49 institutional investors sold positions of 2,186,514 shares during the same period.

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