News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) appreciated by 0.86% at $15.23. News Corporation has 559.21 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 0.33. The volume of NWSA witnessed a shift from 2.7 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 1.78 million shares.
In the most updated research from a number of analysts on Wall Street, the company gets 5 Buys and 1 Sell among 11 analysts. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) hasconsensus analyst target price is $15.1. That gives us a street projected return of -0.85%. If the published price targets set by News Corporation analysts have any power to influence the stock’s share price, the highest price target set for NWSA is $21.
News Corporation most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.07 for the September 2017 versus -$0.01 in the same quarter last year, representing -800% growth. Analysts had predicted $0.01. Revenue during the quarter was $2.06 billion, representing 5% growth from $1.97 billion in year-ago quarter. The company’s quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 600% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates.
On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $0.22 in December 2017 quarter and $0.12 in March 2018 quarter, representing 15.79% and 71.43% growth, respectively. They expect this year’s earnings to rise 36.11% year-over-year to $0.49, followed by 14.29% growth in the next year to $0.56.
Shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) traded down -1.22% in the last session while performance was up 43.75% in the last five days. The stock’s last price was lower from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $44.5 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $30.86. Currently, 66.94 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 27.68 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 10.9% while institutional stake was 90.2%.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) has risen 342.81% since then. But since then, those gains have faded by -19.68%. WTW has lost -2.45% in the 1-month period.
News Corporation has a beta of 2.99, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $1.68 a share in the trailing twelve months. It last reported revenues of $323.7 million and EPS of $0.65 for the September 2017, representing 15% top-line growth and 0.53 EPS growth.
Looking forward, the company’s quarterly earnings are expected to come at $0.31 in the three months through December 2017 and $0.16 in the quarter ending March 2018, reflecting 63.16% and -1700% growth, respectively. For the full year, analysts expect earnings to jump 85.57% yoy to $1.8. Next year this decline will reach -2.78% to attain $1.75.