Shares of News Corp Cl A NWSA, -2.13% fell 2.13% to $17.01 on Friday in what turned out to be a mixed session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones The Industrial Average DJIA, +0.23% rose 0.23% to 32,803.47 and the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.16% fell 0.16% to 4,145.19. This was the second consecutive day of losses for the stock. News Corp Cl A closed $9.41 ahead of its 52-week high ($26.42), which the company hit on August 6th.
The stock underperformed some of its peers on Friday, as Thomson Reuters Corp. TRI, -1.30% fell 1.30% to $114.05, RELX PLC ADR RELX, -1.83% fell 1.83% to $28.89 and New York Times Co . Cl A. NYT, +0.45% rose 0.45% to $30.99. Trading volume (4.1M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.8M.