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Consolidated Investment Analysis for Amazon.com Inc Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Company Description Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon.com) offers services to consumer customers, seller customers and developer customers. The Company serves its consumer customers through its retail Websites. It offers programs that enable seller customers to sell their products on the Company's Websites and their own branded Websites. It serves developer customers through Amazon Web Services, which provides access to technology infrastructure that developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. In addition, the Company generates revenue through co-branded credit card agreements and other marketing and promotional services, such as online advertising. The Company's operations are organized into two principal segments: North America and International. In August 2008, Amazon.com purchased Shelfari, a social network for book lovers. In December 2008, Amazon.com announced the completion of its acquisition of AbeBooks. In November 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of Zappos.com, Inc. Share Statistics Symbol AMZN Current Price 133.75 52wk Range 47.63- 145.91 Avg Vol (3m) 9,735,240

EPS Market Cap 52wk Change P/E (ttm)

1.70 57.50 168.36% 78.86

Financial Summary On October 22, 2009, Amazon.com Inc reported 3rd quarter 2009 earnings of 0.45 per share. This result exceeded the 0.33 consensus of the 27 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 3rd quarter results by 66.67%. The next earnings announcement is expected on January 29, 2010. Amazon.com Inc reported annual 2008 earnings of 1.52 per share on January 29, 2009. The next earnings announcement from Amazon.com Inc is expected the week of January 29, 2010. AMZN.O had 3rd quarter 2009 revenues of 5.45bn. This bettered the 5.04bn consensus of the 28 analysts covering the company. This was 17.16% above the prior year's 3rd quarter results. AMZN.O had revenues for the full year 2008 of 19.17k. This was 29.19% above the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

This is the consensus forecast amongst 33 polled investment analysts. Against the Amazon.com Inc company. Analyst Detail

Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

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The 23 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Amazon.com Inc (AMZN:NSQ) have a median target of 140.00, with a high estimate of 177.50 and a low estimate of 65.00. The median estimate represents a 5.43% increase from the last price of 132.79.

# of Estimates

Mean

High

Low

1 Year Ago

SALES (in millions)

Quarter Ending Dec-09

28

8,944.12

9,476.00

8,572.00

7,363.00

Quarter Ending Mar-10

17

6,378.09

6,983.00

6,047.00

5,805.00

Year Ending Dec-09

29

23,924.90

24,465.00

23,561.00

21,412.00

Year Ending Dec-10

30

29,935.40

33,185.00

25,500.00

25,076.30

Quarter Ending Dec-09

29

0.71

0.86

0.61

0.50

Quarter Ending Mar-10

17

0.54

0.62

0.45

0.44

Year Ending Dec-09

29

1.92

2.68

1.70

1.43

Year Ending Dec-10

30

2.59

3.45

1.98

1.92

LT Growth Rate (%)

17

25.95

56.00

15.00

23.89

Earnings (per share)


Technical Analysis Chart

Insider Trading Activity

Insider Purchases - Last 6 Months Shares Purchases Sales Net Shares Purchased (Sold) Total Insider Shares Held % Net Shares Purchased (Sold)

Trans N/A

0

2,513,100

40

(2,513,100)

40

N/A

N/A

(2.1%)

N/A

Net Institutional Purchases - Prior Qtr to Latest Qtr Shares Net Shares Purchased (Sold) % Change in Institutional Shares Held

(3,042,640) (1.1%)


Comparative Analysis

DIRECT COMPETITOR COMPARISON

AMZN

BKS

EBAY

Pvt1

Industry

Market Cap:

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Employ ees:

20,700

37,000

16,200

N/A

N/A

Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy):

27.80%

4.30%

5.70%

N/A

N/A

Revenue (ttm):

21.69B

5.01B

8.39B

N/A

N/A

Gross Margin (ttm):

22.60%

37.19%

71.54%

N/A

N/A

EBITDA (ttm):

1.16B

334.44M

2.64B

N/A

N/A

Oper Margins (ttm):

4.50%

3.08%

21.76%

N/A

N/A

743.00M

79.63M

1.40B

N/A

N/A

EPS (ttm):

1.696

1.284

1.082

N/A

N/A

P/E (ttm):

78.86

14.82

21.18

N/A

N/A

PEG (5 yr expected):

2.64

3.77

1.23

N/A

N/A

P/S (ttm):

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Net Income (ttm):


Consolidated Investment Analysis for Bristol Myers Squibb Co Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) Company Description Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS) is engaged in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceutical and nutritional products. The Company had two segments: Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals. The Pharmaceuticals segment is made up of the global pharmaceutical and international consumer medicines business. The Nutritionals segment consists of Mead Johnson Nutritionals (Mead Johnson), primarily an infant formula and children's nutritionals business. In June 2008, BMS acquired Kosan Biosciences, Inc., a developer of oncology products. In August 2008, the Company completed the divestiture of its ConvaTec business to Cidron Healthcare Limited, an affiliate of Nordic Capital Fund VII and Avista. In December 2008, BMS completed the sale of its brand business in Egypt to GlaxoSmithKline. In July 2009, the Company's branded generics business, which comprises a portfolio of 13 branded pharmaceuticals was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc. Share Statistics Symbol BMY Current Price 25.59 52wk Range 17.23- 26.62 Avg Vol (3m) 22,662,600

EPS Market Cap 52wk Change P/E (ttm)

1.93 51.25B 11.60% 13.24

Financial Summary On October 22, 2009, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co reported 3rd quarter 2009 earnings of 0.52 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 12 analysts following the company and exceeded last year's 3rd quarter results by 13.04%. The next earnings announcement is expected on January 28, 2010. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co reported annual 2008 earnings of 1.74 per share on January 27, 2009. The next earnings announcement from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co is expected the week of January 28, 2010. BMY had 3rd quarter 2009 revenues of 5.49bn. This missed the 5.51bn consensus estimate of the 9 analysts following the company. This was 1.91% above the prior year's 3rd quarter results. BMY had revenues for the full year 2008 of 20.60k. This was 3.11% above the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

This is the consensus forecast amongst 18 polled investment analysts. Against the Bristol-Myers Squibb Co company. Analyst Detail

Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

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The 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY:NYQ) have a median target of 25.00, with a high estimate of 27.00 and a low estimate of 20.80. The median estimate represents a -3.36% decrease from the last price of 25.87.

# of Estimates

Mean

High

Low

1 Year Ago

SALES (in millions)

Quarter Ending Dec-09

9

5,490.24

5,857.00

4,781.00

6,008.50

Quarter Ending Mar-10

3

4,583.33

4,625.00

4,550.00

--

Year Ending Dec-09

13

21,197.20

21,743.00

18,755.00

21,949.20

Year Ending Dec-10

13

20,757.00

23,061.50

19,555.00

23,491.70

Quarter Ending Dec-09

13

0.45

0.50

0.38

0.50

Quarter Ending Mar-10

4

0.51

0.53

0.49

--

Year Ending Dec-09

17

2.01

2.05

1.78

1.98

Year Ending Dec-10

17

2.20

2.30

2.14

2.26

LT Growth Rate (%)

8

5.33

12.50

1.67

9.76

Earnings (per share)


Technical Analysis

Insider Trading Activity

Insider Purchases - Last 6 Months Shares Purchases Sales Net Shares Purchased (Sold) Total Insider Shares Held % Net Shares Purchased (Sold)

Trans N/A

0

9,200

2

(9,200)

2

N/A

N/A

(0.8%)

N/A

Net Institutional Purchases - Prior Qtr to Latest Qtr Shares Net Shares Purchased (Sold) % Change in Institutional Shares Held

(56,121,000) (4.1%)


Comparative Analysis DIRECT COMPETITOR COMPARISON

BMY

MRK

NVS

PFE

Industry

Market Cap:

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Employ ees:

35,000

55,200

99,000

81,800

N/A

Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy):

4.40%

1.80%

2.40%

-2.90%

N/A

Revenue (ttm):

21.14B

23.37B

42.31B

45.82B

N/A

Gross Margin (ttm):

72.39%

76.36%

72.61%

86.61%

N/A

6.32B

7.81B

11.24B

21.31B

N/A

26.65%

26.63%

21.50%

37.42%

N/A

Net Income (ttm):

3.79B

8.05B

7.59B

8.09B

N/A

EPS (ttm):

1.933

3.808

3.34

1.204

N/A

P/E (ttm):

13.24

9.91

16.23

15.46

N/A

PEG (5 yr expected):

5.1

2.35

2.87

5.99

N/A

P/S (ttm):

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

EBITDA (ttm): Oper Margins (ttm):


Consolidated Investment Analysis For Berkshire Hathaway Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK/A) Company Description Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in a number of business activities. The most important of these are insurance businesses conducted on both a primary basis and a reinsurance basis. Berkshire also owns and operates a number of other businesses engaged in a variety of activities. Berkshire's insurance and reinsurance business activities are conducted through over 60 domestic and foreign-based insurance entities. In March 2008, it acquired 60% of Marmon Holdings, Inc. (Marmon). In November 2008, White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (White Mountains) completed its exchange with Berkshire of runoff businesses. Berkshire exchanged about 95% of its interest in White Mountains for 100% of a White Mountains subsidiary, whose holdings consist of Commercial Casualty Insurance Co. and International American Group Inc. Share Statistics Symbol Current Price 52wk Range Avg Vol (3m)

BRK/A 98,900.00 70,050.00- 108,450.00 103,138

EPS Market Cap 52wk Change P/E (ttm)

3,299.48 N/A 4.66% 29.97

Financial Summary On November 06, 2009, Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported 3rd quarter 2009 earnings of 1,324 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 3 analysts following the company and under-performed last year's 3rd quarter results by -0.80%. The next earnings announcement is expected on March 01, 2010. Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported annual 2008 earnings of 6,478 per share on February 28, 2009. The next earnings announcement from Berkshire Hathaway Inc is expected the week of March 01, 2010. BRKa had 3rd quarter 2009 revenues of 6.60bn. This missed the 27.99bn estimate of the one analyst following the company. The same period last year the company did not report revenues. BRKa had revenues for the full year 2008 of 25.53k. This was -19.69% below the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

This is the consensus forecast amongst 3 polled investment analysts. Against the Berkshire Hathaway Inc company. Analyst Detail

Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

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The one analyst offering a 12 month price target expects Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.A:NYQ) share price to rise to 135,000 in the next year from the last price of 98,900.

# of Estimates

Mean

High

Low

1 Year Ago

SALES (in millions)

Quarter Ending Dec-09

1

27,928.00

27,928.00

27,928.00

--

Quarter Ending Mar-10

1

27,435.00

27,435.00

27,435.00

--

Year Ending Dec-09

1

110,223.00

110,223.00

110,223.00

25,525.00

Year Ending Dec-10

1

117,270.00

117,270.00

117,270.00

--

Quarter Ending Dec-09

3

1,342.67

1,579.00

1,120.00

1,469.00

Quarter Ending Mar-10

2

1,275.00

1,378.00

1,172.00

--

Year Ending Dec-09

3

4,847.00

5,151.00

4,490.00

6,097.50

Year Ending Dec-10

3

5,557.33

6,340.00

4,940.00

--

LT Growth Rate (%)

1

5.00

5.00

5.00

--

Earnings (per share)


Technical Analysis Chart

Insider Trading Activity

Insider Purchases - Last 6 Months Shares Purchases Sales Net Shares Purchased (Sold) Total Insider Shares Held % Net Shares Purchased (Sold)

Trans N/A

0

89,803

112

(89,803)

112

N/A

N/A

(21.3%)

N/A

Net Institutional Purchases - Prior Qtr to Latest Qtr Shares Net Shares Purchased (Sold)

4,424

% Change in Institutional Shares Held

1.2%


Comparative Comparison DIRECT COMPETITOR COMPARISON

BRK-A

BX

Pvt1

Pvt2

Industry

Market Cap:

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Employ ees:

246,000

1,340

N/A

N/A

N/A

7.10%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

106.89B

437.07M

N/A

N/A

N/A

Gross Margin (ttm):

14.70%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

EBITDA (ttm):

10.43B

-3.44B

N/A

N/A

N/A

Oper Margins (ttm):

6.90%

-826.27%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Net Income (ttm):

5.12B

-987.22M

N/A

N/A

N/A

3299.483

-3.568

N/A

N/A

N/A

29.97

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PEG (5 yr expected):

4.07

1.89

N/A

N/A

N/A

P/S (ttm):

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy): Revenue (ttm):

EPS (ttm): P/E (ttm):


Consolidated Investment Analysis for The Walt Disney Co. The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) Company Description The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company. The Company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media. On September 15, 2009, the Company and the Hearst Corporation (Hearst) both contributed their 50% interests in Lifetime Entertainment Services LLC (Lifetime) to A&E Television Networks, LLC (AETN) in exchange for an interest in AETN. In December 2008, the Company acquired an additional 26% interest in Jetix Europe N.V. On December 22, 2008, the Company sold its investment in two pay television services in Latin America. Share Statistics

Symbol Current Price 52wk Range Avg Vol (3m)

DIS 32.31 15.14- 32.59 11,502,300

EPS Market Cap 52wk Change P/E (ttm)

1.76 N/A 47.33% 18.32

Financial Summary On November 12, 2009, The Walt Disney Co reported 4th quarter 2009 earnings of 0.46 per share. This result exceeded the 0.41 consensus of the 23 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 4th quarter results by 6.98%. The next earnings announcement is expected on February 09, 2010. The Walt Disney Co reported annual 2009 earnings of 1.82 per share on November 12, 2009. DIS had 4th quarter 2009 revenues of 9.87bn. This bettered the 9.27bn consensus of the 19 analysts covering the company. This was 14.79% above the prior year's 4th quarter results. DIS had revenues for the full year 2009 of 36.15k. This was -4.48% below the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

This is the consensus forecast amongst 28 polled investment analysts. Against the The Walt Disney Co company. Analyst Detail

Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

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The 20 analysts offering 12 month price targets for The Walt Disney Co (DIS:NYQ) have a median target of 34.00, with a high estimate of 40.00 and a low estimate of 26.00. The median estimate represents a 5.23% increase from the last price of 32.31.

# of Estimates

Mean

High

Low

1 Year Ago

SALES (in millions)

Quarter Ending Dec-09

17

9,605.13

9,873.80

9,258.00

--

Quarter Ending Mar-10

16

8,335.84

9,268.40

7,842.00

--

Year Ending Sep-10

21

36,910.10

37,926.60

35,494.50

38,843.20

Year Ending Sep-11

16

38,988.30

40,856.00

37,000.00

40,898.20

Quarter Ending Dec-09

20

0.39

0.51

0.33

0.59

Quarter Ending Mar-10

17

0.45

0.51

0.40

0.56

Year Ending Sep-10

24

1.88

2.04

1.71

2.31

Year Ending Sep-11

19

2.19

2.38

1.98

2.65

LT Growth Rate (%)

12

9.26

14.90

3.69

10.19

Earnings (per share)


Technical Analysis

Insider Trading Activity

Insider Purchases - Last 6 Months Shares Purchases Sales Net Shares Purchased (Sold) Total Insider Shares Held % Net Shares Purchased (Sold)

Trans 3,000

1

848,000

5

(845,000)

6

N/A

N/A

(0.6%)

N/A

Net Institutional Purchases - Prior Qtr to Latest Qtr Shares Net Shares Purchased (Sold) % Change in Institutional Shares Held

(16,430,300) (1.3%)


Comparative Comparison DIRECT COMPETITOR COMPARISON

DIS

CBS

NWS

TWX

Industry

Market Cap:

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Employ ees:

144,000

25,920

N/A

87,000

N/A

4.50%

-0.80%

N/A

-5.90%

N/A

Revenue (ttm):

36.15B

13.04B

N/A

45.36B

N/A

Gross Margin (ttm):

15.76%

33.44%

N/A

41.97%

N/A

7.33B

1.84B

N/A

13.01B

N/A

15.76%

9.62%

N/A

18.72%

N/A

Net Income (ttm):

3.31B

303.80M

N/A

-13.44B

N/A

EPS (ttm):

1.764

0.448

N/A

-11.912

N/A

P/E (ttm):

18.32

30.94

N/A

N/A

N/A

PEG (5 yr expected):

2.68

4.7

N/A

1.28

N/A

P/S (ttm):

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy):

EBITDA (ttm): Oper Margins (ttm):


Consolidated Investment Analysis for Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT)

Company Description Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting a range of software products and services for different types of computing devices. It has five business segments: Client, Server and Tools, Online Services Business, Microsoft Business Division, and Entertainment and Devices Division. The software products and services include operating systems for servers, personal computers, and intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; information worker productivity applications; business solutions applications; computing applications; software development tools, and video games. The Company provide consulting and product and solution support services, and trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers. It also designs and sells hardware, including Xbox 360 video game console, the Zune digital music and entertainment device, and peripherals. In December 2009, the Company acquired Opalis Software Inc. Share Statistics Symbol Current Price 52wk Range Avg Vol (3m)

MSFT 30.82 14.87- 30.93 56,447,300

EPS Market Cap 52wk Change P/E (ttm)

1.54 270.99B 60.69% 20.03

Financial Summary On October 23, 2009, Microsoft Corp reported 1st quarter 2010 earnings of 0.40 per share. This result exceeded the 0.32 consensus of the 25 analysts covering the company and under-performed last year's 1st quarter results by -16.67%. The next earnings announcement is expected on January 28, 2010. Microsoft Corp reported annual 2009 earnings of 1.70 per share on July 23, 2009. The next earnings announcement from Microsoft Corp is expected the week of July 22, 2010. MSFT.O had 1st quarter 2010 revenues of 12.92bn. This bettered the 12.31bn consensus of the 22 analysts covering the company. This was -1.37% below the prior year's 1st quarter results. MSFT.O had revenues for the full year 2009 of 58.44k. This was -3.28% below the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

This is the consensus forecast amongst 32 polled investment analysts. Against the Microsoft Corp company. Analyst Detail

Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

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11

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The 24 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Microsoft Corp (MSFT:NSQ) have a median target of 33.25, with a high estimate of 37.00 and a low estimate of 25.00. The median estimate represents a 7.88% increase from the last price of 30.82.

# of Estimates

Mean

High

Low

1 Year Ago

SALES (in millions)

Quarter Ending Dec-09

25

17,724.80

18,365.00

15,908.60

18,380.50

Quarter Ending Mar-10

22

14,477.00

15,020.00

13,696.00

16,494.70

Year Ending Jun-10

27

59,797.50

60,878.00

56,961.20

68,934.80

Year Ending Jun-11

25

64,253.10

66,856.00

58,662.90

72,950.70

Quarter Ending Dec-09

27

0.57

0.65

0.45

0.56

Quarter Ending Mar-10

24

0.43

0.47

0.38

0.54

Year Ending Jun-10

28

1.82

1.92

1.68

2.22

Year Ending Jun-11

27

2.06

2.24

1.68

2.43

LT Growth Rate (%)

12

11.23

13.00

8.00

11.61

Earnings (per share)


Technical Analysis Chart

Insider Trading Activity

Insider Purchases - Last 6 Months Shares Purchases Sales Net Shares Purchased (Sold) Total Insider Shares Held % Net Shares Purchased (Sold)

Trans N/A

0

42,444,700

40

(42,444,700)

40

N/A

N/A

(3.7%)

N/A

Net Institutional Purchases - Prior Qtr to Latest Qtr Shares Net Shares Purchased (Sold) % Change in Institutional Shares Held

(61,132,600) (1.1%)


Comparative Comparison DIRECT COMPETITOR COMPARISON

MSFT

AAPL

GOOG

ORCL

Industry

Market Cap:

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Employ ees:

93,000

34,300

19,665

86,000

N/A

-14.20%

25.00%

7.30%

-5.20%

N/A

Revenue (ttm):

56.30B

36.54B

22.68B

22.98B

N/A

Gross Margin (ttm):

78.42%

35.96%

61.96%

80.44%

N/A

EBITDA (ttm):

21.81B

8.34B

9.24B

10.76B

N/A

Oper Margins (ttm):

34.57%

20.96%

33.92%

38.17%

N/A

Net Income (ttm):

13.77B

5.70B

4.93B

5.64B

N/A

EPS (ttm):

1.539

6.289

15.504

1.109

N/A

P/E (ttm):

20.03

31.86

38.77

22.06

N/A

PEG (5 yr expected):

1.52

1.41

1.26

1.22

N/A

P/S (ttm):

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy):


Consolidated Investment Analysis For News Corp. News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA) Company Description News Corporation is a is a diversified media company with operations in eight industry segments, including Filmed Entertainment, Television, Cable Network Programming, Direct Broadcast Satellite Television, Magazines and Inserts, Newspapers and Information Services, Book Publishing and Other. The activities of News Corporation are conducted principally in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America. In October 2008, the Company purchased VeriSign Inc.'s minority share of the Jamba joint venture increasing the Company's interest to 100%. In February 2009, the Company, two newly incorporated subsidiaries of funds advised by Permira Advisers LLP (the Permira Newcos) and the Company's then majority owned, publicly held subsidiary, NDS Group plc (NDS), completed a transaction pursuant to which all issued and outstanding NDS were acquired. Share Statistics Symbol NWSA Current Price 13.61 52wk Range 4.95- 13.93 Avg Vol (3m) 15,173,300

EPS Market Cap 52wk Change P/E (ttm)

-1.27 35.87B 62.99% N/A

Financial Summary On November 04, 2009, News Corp reported 1st quarter 2010 earnings of 0.22 per share. This result exceeded the 0.18 consensus of the 15 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 1st quarter results by 10.00%. The next earnings announcement is expected on February 01, 2010. News Corp reported annual 2009 earnings of 0.67 per share on August 05, 2009. NWSA.O had 1st quarter 2010 revenues of 7.20bn. This bettered the 7.14bn consensus of the 11 analysts covering the company. This was -6.14% below the prior year's 1st quarter results. NWSA.O had revenues for the full year 2009 of 30.42k. This was -7.80% below the prior year's results.


Analyst Consensus Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

This is the consensus forecast amongst 20 polled investment analysts. Against the News Corp company. Analyst Detail

Buy

Outperform

Hold

Underperform

Sell

No Opinion

Latest

5

3

10

1

1

0

4 weeks ago

3

2

11

1

2

0

2 months ago

3

2

11

1

2

0

3 months ago

4

2

12

1

2

0

Last year

8

1

11

0

0

1

The 15 analysts offering 12 month price targets for News Corp (NWSA:NSQ) have a median target of 14.00, with a high estimate of 18.00 and a low estimate of 11.00. The median estimate represents a 2.87% increase from the last price of 13.61.

# of Estimates

Mean

High

Low

1 Year Ago

SALES (in millions)

Quarter Ending Dec-09

13

8,051.48

8,483.00

7,689.50

--

Quarter Ending Mar-10

13

7,690.76

8,004.30

7,015.00

--

Year Ending Jun-10

16

30,976.80

31,412.10

29,862.70

34,511.30

Year Ending Jun-11

14

32,123.00

33,415.30

30,874.00

35,475.70

Quarter Ending Dec-09

16

0.18

0.20

0.16

0.30

Quarter Ending Mar-10

14

0.19

0.22

0.16

0.31

Year Ending Jun-10

19

0.82

0.87

0.75

1.16

Year Ending Jun-11

18

0.95

1.05

0.84

1.23

LT Growth Rate (%)

8

11.35

16.60

4.00

9.16

Earnings (per share)


Technical Analysis Chart

Insider Trading Activity

Insider Purchases - Last 6 Months Shares Purchases Sales Net Shares Purchased (Sold) Total Insider Shares Held % Net Shares Purchased (Sold)

Trans 87,370

2

5,127,020

3

(5,039,650)

5

N/A

N/A

(15.8%)

N/A

Net Institutional Purchases - Prior Qtr to Latest Qtr Shares Net Shares Purchased (Sold) % Change in Institutional Shares Held

(116,671,000) (5.4%)


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