News Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (NWSA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for News Corporation (Nasdaq: NWSA) is Monday, March 11, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $30.10 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for News has been 17.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. News has a market cap of $45.6 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 17.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates News as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full News Ratings Report.

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