News Corporation Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (NWSA)
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- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income increased by 125.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1,057.00 million to $2,381.00 million.
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 8.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.58, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, NWSA has a quick ratio of 1.52, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 140.47% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 53.09% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, NWSA should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
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