News Corp. posts 3Q profit, results miss Wall Street estimates

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NEW YORK — News Corp. (NWSA) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $23 million.

On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had profit of 4 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 5 cents per share.

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share.

The publishing company whose flagship is The Wall Street Journal posted revenue of $2.06 billion in the period, also missing Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.12 billion.

News Corp. shares have increased 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen 1.5 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $16.02, a decrease of almost 8 percent in the last 12 months.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on NWSA at http://www.zacks.com/ap/NWSA

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