Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 31,517,955 shares, a decrease of 11.0% from the October 31st total of 35,420,927 shares. Approximately 3.0% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,241,055 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 days.

FOXA has been the subject of several analyst reports. Brean Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price target on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. FBR & Co restated a “hold” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Monday, September 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.69.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. NEXT Financial Group Inc boosted its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox by 93.7% in the third quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 4,697 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 2,272 shares during the period. Synovus Financial Corp boosted its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox by 53.1% in the third quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 4,965 shares of the company’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 1,723 shares during the period. Iowa State Bank bought a new stake in Twenty-First Century Fox during the second quarter valued at about $126,000. Johnson Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox by 5,109.9% in the second quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 4,741 shares of the company’s stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 4,650 shares during the period. Finally, SevenBridge Financial Group LLC bought a new stake in Twenty-First Century Fox during the second quarter valued at about $166,000. 52.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) opened at 28.11 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $52.15 billion, a PE ratio of 18.58 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a 50-day moving average of $26.50 and a 200 day moving average of $26.52. Twenty-First Century Fox has a one year low of $22.66 and a one year high of $31.25.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.07. The company earned $6.51 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.49 billion. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.45% and a return on equity of 23.28%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.38 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Twenty-First Century Fox will post $1.91 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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