Gamco Investors INC. ET AL decreased its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 1.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,509,675 shares of the company’s stock after selling 57,991 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned 0.19% of Twenty-First Century Fox worth $92,585,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Capital Research Global Investors lifted its position in Twenty-First Century Fox by 20.2% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 85,581,646 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,425,384,000 after acquiring an additional 14,398,422 shares during the last quarter. Independent Franchise Partners LLP increased its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 19.6% in the 2nd quarter. Independent Franchise Partners LLP now owns 26,355,484 shares of the company’s stock valued at $746,914,000 after buying an additional 4,315,548 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 17.4% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 17,652,970 shares of the company’s stock valued at $500,285,000 after buying an additional 2,621,748 shares during the period. Boston Partners grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 19.4% during the 2nd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 15,926,008 shares of the company’s stock valued at $451,343,000 after purchasing an additional 2,592,039 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 8.7% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 26,630,790 shares of the company’s stock valued at $754,718,000 after purchasing an additional 2,140,568 shares during the last quarter. 53.56% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ FOXA) traded up $0.88 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $28.33. The company had a trading volume of 4,240,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,220,000. The company has a market cap of $51,790.00, a P/E ratio of 12.87, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.36. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. has a 52 week low of $24.81 and a 52 week high of $32.60. The company has a current ratio of 2.25, a quick ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.01. Twenty-First Century Fox had a return on equity of 22.46% and a net margin of 10.36%. The company had revenue of $6.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.79 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.45 EPS. Twenty-First Century Fox’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. will post 1.99 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th were given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 12th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.29%. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.36%.

FOXA has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $35.00 target price (down from $37.00) on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 price target (up from $33.00) on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Twenty-First Century Fox currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.58.

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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