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News Corp to buy OPIS for $1.15 billion in cash

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By Tomi Kilgore

News Corp /zigman2/quotes/204787942/composite NWS +0.37% announced Monday an agreement to buy Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) for $1.15 billion in cash, from S&P Global Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208931849/composite SPGI -0.69% and IHS Market Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/210124395/composite INFO -0.77% . The media and information services company said OPIS, the digital data, analytics and insights provider, will become part of the Professional Information Business of News Corp's Dow Jones business, including Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires and Factiva. As part of the deal, News Corp expects to receive an estimated tax benefit of $180 million. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021. "OPIS will be the cornerstone for a rising commodities, energy and renewables digital business that we are convinced will have a positive impact on Dow Jones and News Corp," said News Corp. Chief Executive Robert Thomson. News Corp's stock, which was still inactive in premarket trading, has gained 32.3% year to date, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.47% has advanced 17.0%. News Corp is the parent of Dow Jones and MarketWatch, the publisher of this report.

/zigman2/quotes/204787942/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 24.45
+0.09 +0.37%
Volume: 469,810
Oct. 25, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
43.82
Dividend Yield
0.82%
Market Cap
$14.28 billion
Rev. per Employee
$389,917
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/zigman2/quotes/208931849/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 447.40
-3.09 -0.69%
Volume: 934,109
Oct. 25, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
43.93
Dividend Yield
0.69%
Market Cap
$108.57 billion
Rev. per Employee
$323,565
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/zigman2/quotes/210124395/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 124.08
-0.96 -0.77%
Volume: 1.42M
Oct. 25, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
80.06
Dividend Yield
0.65%
Market Cap
$49.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
$267,988
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,566.48
+21.58 +0.47%
Volume: 1.80B
Oct. 25, 2021 4:08p
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