| News is a media and information services company focused on creating and distributing content and other products and services to consumers and businesses throughout the world. Co. comprises businesses across a range of media, including digital real estate services, subscription video services in Australia, news and information services and book publishing, that are distributed under various brands, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Dow Jones, The Australian, Herald Sun, The Sun and The Times. Co.'s operations are organized into five reporting segments: Digital Real Estate Services; Subscription Video Services; Dow Jones; Book Publishing; and News Media. We show 35 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our NWS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute NWS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing NWS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing NWS's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of NWS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
NWS market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like NWS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching NWS by allowing them to research the NWS market cap history.