Principal Financial Group Inc. lessened its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 2.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,497,994 shares of the company’s stock after selling 36,253 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned about 0.08% of Twenty-First Century Fox worth $39,517,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in FOXA. Grove Bank & Trust lifted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 1,328.3% in the second quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 3,785 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 3,520 shares in the last quarter. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in the third quarter worth approximately $113,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its stake 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 worth $123,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC lifted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 9.7% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 5,108 shares of the company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 451 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 76.0% in the second quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 5,409 shares of the company’s stock worth $153,000 after buying an additional 2,336 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.45% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Cowen and Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $32.00 target price (down previously from $33.00) on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $35.00 target price (up previously from $33.00) on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Friday, August 11th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $35.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.65.

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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ FOXA) opened at $29.32 on Friday. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. has a 52 week low of $24.81 and a 52 week high of $32.60. The firm has a market cap of $53,180.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.96, a P/E/G ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a current ratio of 2.08.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.01. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.30% and a return on equity of 21.41%. The business had revenue of $7 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.80 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.51 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. will post 1.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Twenty-First Century Fox 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.

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

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