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Best Performing Newspaper Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
Print media continues to remain a formidable competitor to the growing scope of online and social media platforms. The spread of fake news, and the dangers emanating from it, have been a growing concern among the online communities, and it has helped the print media for news publication remain a trusted way for consuming news for the end user. Newspapers usually claim that their published news and stories are fully vetted, edited and verified. They cannot be erased or deleted like the social media or online stories, and remain a credible source of news. This has helped newspapers remain one of the mainstream mediums for reliability of news. Hundreds of big and small companies are operating in the newspaper business across the globe.
Among the various Newspaper companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Newspaper stocks?
This article provides a list of Newspaper stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2020 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Newspaper stocks between the end of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Newspaper stocks are listed below.
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Top Newspaper Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Newspaper sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) McClatchy Company (MNI) 2) New York Times Company (NYT) 3) Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) 4) News Corp. Class A (NWSA) 5) News Corp. Class B (NWS)
 6) Meredith Corporation (MDP) 7) AMREP Corporation (AXR) 8) Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.) (DJCO) 9) A.H. Belo Corporation (AHC) 10) TEGNA Inc. (GCI)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 10 Newspaper stocks with sorting features in a tabular format.
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Performance of Top Newspaper Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

McClatchy

The McClatchy Company provides news and advertising services in digital and print formats in the United States. Its publications include the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The California, CA-based McClatchy Company (MNI) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Newspapers Magazines company. The stock of McClatchy ended the previous year at a price of $0.48 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $0.75 apiece, which indicates a change of 56.21 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Newspaper for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $3.99 million. It has now changed to $6.18 million as of writing. McClatchy continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

New York Times

The New York Times Company, incorporated on August 26, 1896, is a media company focused on creating, collecting and distributing news and information. The Companys principal business consists of distributing ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by New York Times Company (NYT) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Newspapers Magazines. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of New York Times has so far gained 22.1 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $32.17 per share and year-to-date price of $39.28 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $5.32 billion to $6.3 billion. The stock of New York Times continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, incorporated on September 22, 1950, is a provider of local news and information, and a platform for print and digital advertising. The Companys products included 46 daily ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 10.56 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Iowa, IA-based Lee Enterprises closed at a price of $1.42 per share, while it traded at a price of $1.57 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $81.81 million to $91.24 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Newspapers Magazines sector business.

News Corp

News Corporation, incorporated on December 11, 2012, is a global diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing content to consumers and businesses throughout the world. The ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
News Corp. Class A (NWSA) has moved by 3.25 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number four among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $14.14 apiece to the price of $14.6 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the New York, New York-based Newspapers Magazines sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $8.4 billion to $8.67 billion over the same duration. News Corp is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

News Corp

News Corporation, incorporated on December 11, 2012, is a global diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing content to consumers and businesses throughout the world. The ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New York, New York-based Consumer Services sector company News Corp. Class B (NWS) holds the five spot among the best performing stocks of the Newspaper sector. Classified as the Newspapers Magazines business, the stock price of News Corp ended the previous year at a price of $14.51 per share while it reached the level of $14.98 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 3.24%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $8.65 billion. Few leading stock market index includes News Corp in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Meredith

Meredith Corporation, incorporated on August 09, 1905, is a diversified media company. The Company is focused primarily on the home and family marketplace. The Company operates through two segments: Local ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Meredith Corporation (MDP), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $32.47 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $32.46 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of -0.03 percentage. The Iowa, IA-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $1.51 billion to $1.47 billion. The Newspapers Magazines specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

AMREP

Amrep Corporation, incorporated on August 7, 1987, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates through two segments: the real estate business operated by AMREP Southwest Inc. (AMREP ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
AMREP (AXR) generated percentage returns of -0.5 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $5.98 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $5.95 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $48.66 million to $48.42 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Newspapers Magazines sub-category. Based in New York, NY, the YTD performance of the Newspaper sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Daily Journal SC

Daily Journal Corporation, incorporated on January 26, 1987, publishes newspapers and Websites covering California and Arizona, and produces various specialized information services. The Company also serves as a newspaper representative ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The California, CA-headquartered company Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.) (DJCO) is ranked number eight among the best performing stocks of Newspaper of 2020. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Newspapers Magazines industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Daily Journal SC has changed by -1.35 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $290.42 per share and year-to-date closing price of $286.5 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $401 million to $395.59 million during the same period. Along with Newspaper, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Newspapers Magazines, Consumer Cyclical, Publishing, among other usual products and services. Daily Journal SC continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

AH Belo

A. H. Belo Corporation, incorporated on October 1, 2007, is a local news and information publishing company. The Company is engaged in providing commercial printing, distribution and direct mail services, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Newspaper sector is taken by A.H. Belo Corporation (AHC). The company's stock price changed from $2.82 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $2.77 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -1.77 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Texas, TX-based Consumer Services sector company was from $60.53 million to $59.45 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Newspaper sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

TEGNA

Gannett Co., Inc. operates as a media and marketing solutions company. The company operates through Publishing and ReachLocal segments. The company offers print and digital daily and non-daily publica ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $783.98 million to $757.28 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $6.38 per share to a price of $6.24 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, TEGNA Inc. (GCI) was successful in generating YTD returns of -2.19 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of Newspaper stocks, the Virginia, VA-based TEGNA is categorized as the Newspapers Magazines sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Services sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
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