News Corporation ( NWS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 12, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 19, 2016. Shareholders who purchased NWS 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 $14.17, representing a -9.97% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.74 and a 32% increase over the 52 week low of $10.74.
NWS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as News Corporation ( NWSA ) and Meredith Corporation ( MDP ). NWS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.3. Zacks Investment Research reports NWS's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 50%, compared to an industry average of 9.9%.