News Corporation(NWS) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.49% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.2. News Corporation has a 5 year average dividend yield of 0.48% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.2. News Corporation(NWS) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 10, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.1. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.2. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.49%. News Corporation(NWS) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.63 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.22. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.41.
News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.37% or 0.05 points. After the session commenced at $13.45, the stock reached the higher end at $13.5 while it hit a low of $13.275. With the volume soaring to 557,255 shares, the last trade was called at $13.4. The company has a 52-week high of $15.22. The company has a market cap of $7,792 million and there are 581,491,030 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $10.9.
Currently the company Insiders own 39.4% of News Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 9.62% of News Corporation shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -47%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Oct 5, 2016, Bedi Ajay Singh (Chief Financial Officer) sold 29,857 shares at 14.39 per share price.On Nov 24, 2015, James R Murdoch (director) sold 630 shares at 14.41 per share price.On Mar 2, 2015, Kevin Halpin (Deputy Chief Financial Officer) sold 28,289 shares at 17.30 per share price.
News Corp. provides media and information services. It is focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers. The companys business comprises of media, which includes news and information services, sports programming primarily in Australia, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education and pay-TV distribution primarily in Australia. It operates primarily in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. News Corp. is headquartered in New York.