Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $37.00.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Loop Capital assumed coverage on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Friday, March 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $43.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th.

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Twenty-First Century Fox stock traded up $0.12 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $36.30. 1,529,994 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,997,624. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a current ratio of 2.16. The company has a market cap of $67,154.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.96 and a beta of 1.30. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 1 year low of $24.30 and a 1 year high of $38.56.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 13.49% and a return on equity of 19.01%. The business had revenue of $8.04 billion for the quarter.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 13th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.98%. Twenty-First Century Fox’s payout ratio is 16.82%.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox by 32.8% during the 4th quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 48,690 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,661,000 after purchasing an additional 12,019 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 235.2% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 130,211 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,443,000 after acquiring an additional 91,361 shares during the period. Sterling Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in the fourth quarter worth $4,899,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in the fourth quarter worth $4,636,000. Finally, Cowen Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in the fourth quarter worth $5,485,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 24.31% 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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