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.
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