News Corporation (NWS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 11, 2013


News Corporation ( NWS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 11, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.085 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 17, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NWS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that NWS has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of NWS was $30.34, representing a -1.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.84 and a 63.82% increase over the 52 week low of $18.52.

NWS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) and Comcast Corporation ( CMCSK ). NWS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.69. Zacks Investment Research reports NWS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 20.36%, compared to an industry average of -6.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NWS Dividend History page.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: CMCSA , CMCSK , NWS

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