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February 6, 2013
12:55 EDTNWSAEarnings Preview: News Corp. trades higher ahead of publishing spin-off
News Corp. (NWSA) is scheduled to report Q2 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, February 6, with a conference call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. News Corp. is a global media company that operates the Fox News and Fox Sports channels, Fox Filmed Entertainment which includes Twentieth Century Fox, and publishes the Wall Street Journal, among other media, entertainment, and publishing interests... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 42c on revenues of $9.27B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 40c-45c on revenue of $9.15B-$9.5B... LAST QUARTER: News Corp. reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 43c against estimates for 38c on revenue of $8.14B against estimates for $8.26B. On its Q1 conference call, News Corp. said results continue to be driven by its cable channels business. The company also said it is targeting $3B-$4B per year in stock repurchases. In December, News Corp. announced its intention to split into two publicly traded companies, with Robert Thomson to be named CEO of News Corporation, which will include the company's publishing interests, while Rupert Murdoch will serve as CEO of Fox Group, which will include the company's media and entertainment interests... STREET RESEARCH: Analyst commentary since News Corp.'s Q1 earnings has been positive, with shares most recently upgraded on January 28 to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with a $32 price target. Morgan Stanley also added News Corp. to its Best Ideas list, citing opportunities for growth following the publishing spin-off, which is expected by the middle of this year. Earlier in January, Bernstein upgraded shares to Market Perform from Outperform. The day after its Q1 report, CLSA upgraded shares to Buy from Outperform... PRICE ACTION: Shares of News Corp. are up over 16%, since the first day of trading following its Q1 report, but are down 0.4% in midday trading ahead of this afternoon's Q2 report.
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July 27, 2015
10:00 EDTNWSAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ADT Corp. (ADT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... AGCO (AGCO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Anthem (ANTM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... BNP Paribas (BNPQY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Biogen (BIIB) upgraded on valuation at Bernstein... Box (BOX) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... Capital One (COF) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... Centene (CNC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded on potential sale of assets or company at SunTrust... Cigna (CI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... Deere (DE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... First BanCorp (FBP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Flotek (FTK) upgraded on stronger demand at Oppenheimer... Lear (LEA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Methanex (MEOH) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil... News Corp. (NWSA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) upgraded to Outperform at Wells Fargo... OFG Bancorp (OFG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point... Pool Corp. (POOL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair... Popular (BPOP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Quality Systems (QSII) upgraded on valuation at RBC Capital... VF Corp. (VFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Ventas (VTR) upgraded on valuation, positive catalysts at BMO Capital... Weatherford (WFT) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... SS&C (SSNC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Chemung Financial (CHMG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Cameron (CAM) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter.
08:38 EDTNWSANews Corp. upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
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July 24, 2015
09:15 EDTNWSANews Corp. purchases Checkout 51
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