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


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News Corporation ( NWSA ) 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 NWSA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that NWSA has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of NWSA was $29.87, representing a -2% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.48 and a 63.05% increase over the 52 week low of $18.32.

NWSA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Comcast Corporation ( CMCSA ) and Comcast Corporation ( CMCSK ). NWSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.69. Zacks Investment Research reports NWSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 20.07%, compared to an industry average of 11.2%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to NWSA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NWSA as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Media ( PBS )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Discretionary ( XLY )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth ( PWB )
  • AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF ( ALFA )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PBS with an increase of 10.42% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NWSA at 5.07%.

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

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