Media coverage about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Twenty-First Century Fox earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.4377220190211 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ FOX) traded down 0.37% during trading on Friday, hitting $26.79. The stock had a trading volume of 2,456,525 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $49.59 billion, a PE ratio of 16.89 and a beta of 1.19. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 52-week low of $23.88 and a 52-week high of $31.94. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $27.82 and its 200-day moving average is $28.84.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.01. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.36% and a return on equity of 22.47%. The company had revenue of $6.75 billion for the quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Twenty-First Century Fox will post $2.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 12th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s payout ratio is currently 22.64%.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. 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 $33.00.

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In related news, Director David F. Devoe sold 30,149 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.01, for a total transaction of $844,473.49. Following the sale, the director now owns 55,647 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,558,672.47. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO James R. Murdoch sold 111,713 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.94, for a total value of $3,121,261.22. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 234,236 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,544,553.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 39.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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