Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds
Headlines about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) have been trending positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Twenty-First Century Fox earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.3582261157331 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Murdoch’s Control of Fox Targeted by Investor in Proxy Filing – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- BRIEF-Twenty-First Century Fox says executive chairman Rupert Murdoch’s FY 2017 total compensation was $29.3 … – Reuters (reuters.com)
- Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) Short Interest Up 24.0% in September (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head to Head Review: Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) vs. Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)
- Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) versus Its Rivals Financial Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
Several analysts have commented on FOX shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.00.
Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) traded down 0.85% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $25.79. 5,002,672 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Twenty-First Century Fox has a one year low of $24.16 and a one year high of $31.94. The firm has a market cap of $47.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.26 and a beta of 1.20. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $26.92 and its 200 day moving average is $28.24.
Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $6.75 billion for the quarter. Twenty-First Century Fox had a return on equity of 22.47% and a net margin of 10.36%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.45 EPS. Analysts predict that Twenty-First Century Fox will post $2.07 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 12th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.79%. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 22.64%.
In other Twenty-First Century Fox news, CEO James R. Murdoch sold 111,713 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.94, for a total value of $3,121,261.22. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 234,236 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,544,553.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director David F. Devoe sold 30,149 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 55,647 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $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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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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