Press coverage about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) has trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Twenty-First Century Fox earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 17 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Alpha One’s rankings:

FOX has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 9th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities initiated coverage on Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $33.00 price target for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Twenty-First Century Fox has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.86.

Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) traded down 1.08% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $30.22. 1,798,357 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $30.50 and its 200-day moving average is $28.61. The company has a market capitalization of $55.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.42 and a beta of 1.23. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 12 month low of $23.88 and a 12 month high of $31.94.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 6th. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $7.68 billion for the quarter. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.99% and a return on equity of 24.05%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.44 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Twenty-First Century Fox will post $1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 19th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th were given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This is a positive change from Twenty-First Century Fox’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 13th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s payout ratio is 21.95%.

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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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