News Corp: the ultimate barbecue stopper?

It's been a tough five years for News Corp. But it's the two most popular conversation topics at your Sunday afternoon barbecue that will determine the company's future.

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10 Oct 2018 · 13 min read
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News Corp: the ultimate barbecue stopper?
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Date 10 Oct 2018
Current Price $21.46

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Five years after our initial upgrade, 'new News Corp' - as it was known - is no longer new. So how has this five-year-old recommendation unfolded?

The accompanying chart tells the story. One division - Digital Real Estate - has tripled in value. Another - Book Publishing - is worth about the same as five years ago. News & Information Services has halved in value, while Subscription Video Services - mainly Foxtel - has seen its value decline from almost US$4bn to nothing.

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