News Corp The media company reported on Wednesday third-quarter net income of $937 million, or 38 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $639 million, or 24 cents a share. On an adjusted basis, third-quarter earnings were 37 cents a share. Analysts, on average, expected earnings of 31 cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters. Shares of News Corp hit a 52-week high Thursday of $20.50. The stock's 52-week low of $13.38 was set on Aug. 9. News Corp's forward P/E is 12.01; the average for broadcast and entertainment companies is 25.35. For comparison, Walt Disney ( DIS) has a higher forward P/E of 13.13. Nineteen of the 29 analysts who cover News Corp rated it buy. Nine analysts gave the stock a hold rating and one rated it sell. The stock has risen 15.19% year to date.