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News Corp. (NASD:NWS) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the News Corp. (NASD:NWS) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of May 14 and a Sell Date of August 4 has resulted in a geometric average return of 0.64% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 6 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 4 of those periods. This is a good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 6 years by an average of 13.5% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Industrials sector, which runs from October 29 to May 10. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Industrials Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 6 years of data is available for shares of NWS, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

News Corporation is a media conglomerate with large presence in the U.S, the U.K., and Australia. Key brands include The Wall Street Journal, Herald Sun, and The Times. The company also has a strong presence in the Australian pay-TV market through Fox Sports and Foxtel (both 65%-owned), while its 62%-owned REA Group is the dominant real estate classified business in Australia. In addition, it owns HarperCollins, one of the largest book publishers globally, and also has a substantial digital property advertising business (Move) in the U.S.

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