Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty-six research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $33.56.

A number of research firms have weighed in on FOXA. ValuEngine raised Twenty-First Century Fox from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Twenty-First Century Fox from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Cowen and Company reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price target on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Tuesday, July 11th.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) traded up 1.61% on Wednesday, reaching $27.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,870,412 shares. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 12-month low of $24.22 and a 12-month high of $32.60. The stock has a market cap of $50.09 billion, a PE ratio of 17.06 and a beta of 1.26. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $26.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $28.38. Twenty-First Century Fox also was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 6,948 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 463% compared to the average daily volume of 1,234 call options.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.01. Twenty-First Century Fox had a return on equity of 22.46% and a net margin of 10.36%. The firm had revenue of $6.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.79 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.45 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Twenty-First Century Fox will post $2.03 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a $0.18 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.64%.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of FOXA. Sterling Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 1.2% in the second quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 8,494 shares of the company’s stock valued at $241,000 after purchasing an additional 99 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 4.8% in the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 4,365 shares of the company’s stock valued at $123,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Midwest Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 0.3% in the second quarter. Midwest Investment Management LLC now owns 65,566 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,858,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 0.5% in the second quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 55,238 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,565,000 after purchasing an additional 282 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fifth Third Bancorp grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 6.2% in the first quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 4,959 shares of the company’s stock valued at $161,000 after purchasing an additional 291 shares in the last quarter. 53.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Twenty-First Century Fox Company Profile

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc is a media and entertainment company. The Company’s segments include Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment, and Other, Corporate and Eliminations. The Cable Network Programming segment produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, factual entertainment and movie programming for distribution.

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