Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lessened its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) by 11.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 107,729 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,395 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC’s holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox were worth $3,002,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 3.0% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 10,456 shares of the company’s stock worth $292,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Cibc World Markets Corp boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 152.0% in the second quarter. Cibc World Markets Corp now owns 128,186 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,573,000 after acquiring an additional 77,319 shares in the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 0.3% in the second quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 26,338 shares of the company’s stock worth $734,000 after acquiring an additional 91 shares in the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 139.2% in the second quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 4,418 shares of the company’s stock worth $123,000 after acquiring an additional 2,571 shares in the last quarter. Finally, M&T Bank Corp boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 11.2% in the second quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 34,237 shares of the company’s stock worth $955,000 after acquiring an additional 3,444 shares in the last quarter. 23.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) opened at $24.43 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $46.55 billion, a PE ratio of 12.96 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15, a current ratio of 2.25 and a quick ratio of 1.82.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.01). Twenty-First Century Fox had a return on equity of 22.47% and a net margin of 10.36%. The firm had revenue of $6.75 billion during the quarter. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th were paid a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.95%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 12th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s payout ratio is 22.64%.

In related news, CEO James R. Murdoch sold 111,713 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.94, for a total transaction of $3,121,261.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 234,236 shares in the company, valued at $6,544,553.84. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director David F. Devoe sold 30,149 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.01, for a total value of $844,473.49. Following the transaction, the director now owns 55,647 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,558,672.47. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.

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Several research analysts have recently issued reports on FOX shares. BidaskClub cut Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday. OTR Global upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox to a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.00.

About Twenty-First Century Fox

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX)

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