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Highest Forward P/E Ratio in the Publishing Industry Detected in Shares of New York Times-A (NYT, NWS, NWSA, SCHL, NEWM)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Publishing industry with the highest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.

New York Times-A ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 32.96. Following is News Corp-Cl B with a a forward P/E ratio of 27.13. News Corp-Cl A ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 26.30.

Scholastic Corp follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 18.38, and New Media Invest rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 11.90.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of New Media Invest on March 7th, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $12.43. Since that call, shares of New Media Invest have fallen 23.9%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): NYT NWS NWSA SCHL NEWM