Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

Several other brokerages have also weighed in on FOX. TheStreet raised shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. OTR Global raised shares of Twenty-First Century Fox to a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.00.

Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) opened at $24.43 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 1.82 and a current ratio of 2.25. The stock has a market cap of $45,221.30, a P/E ratio of 12.59 and a beta of 1.18.

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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $6.75 billion during the quarter. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.36% and a return on equity of 22.47%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.45 earnings per share.

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In other news, Director David F. Devoe sold 30,149 shares of the firm’s 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 completion of the transaction, the director now owns 55,647 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,558,672.47. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO James R. Murdoch sold 111,713 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,544,553.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of FOX. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 556.4% in the third quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 5,714,957 shares of the company’s stock valued at $147,389,000 after purchasing an additional 4,844,318 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 185.9% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,128,361 shares of the company’s stock valued at $142,927,000 after purchasing an additional 3,334,740 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 3.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 30,550,996 shares of the company’s stock valued at $851,456,000 after purchasing an additional 1,077,197 shares during the period. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 49.3% in the second quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. now owns 3,102,376 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,463,000 after purchasing an additional 1,024,030 shares during the period. Finally, Yacktman Asset Management LP boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 2.7% in the second quarter. Yacktman Asset Management LP now owns 27,294,255 shares of the company’s stock valued at $760,691,000 after purchasing an additional 709,760 shares during the period. 23.30% of the stock is 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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