Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC boosted its position in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) by 8.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 84,800 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,650 shares during the period. Twenty-First Century Fox makes up about 1.6% of Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 21st largest position. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC’s holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox were worth $2,363,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of FOX. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp increased its position in Twenty-First Century Fox by 3.0% in the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp now owns 896,584 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,493,000 after buying an additional 25,866 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 0.8% in the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 40,876 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,295,000 after buying an additional 344 shares during the last quarter. NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd increased its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 27.8% in the first quarter. NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd now owns 1,402,254 shares of the company’s stock worth $44,564,000 after buying an additional 304,666 shares during the last quarter. ING Groep NV increased its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 0.5% in the second quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 150,578 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,197,000 after buying an additional 750 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 5.1% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 14,510 shares of the company’s stock worth $461,000 after buying an additional 710 shares during the last quarter. 23.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) traded up 0.41% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $26.72. The company had a trading volume of 2,628,485 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $49.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.85 and a beta of 1.19. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $27.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $28.68. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. has a 52 week low of $23.88 and a 52 week high of $31.94.

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

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

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A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on FOX shares. TheStreet raised Twenty-First Century Fox from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Twenty-First Century Fox from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.00.

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

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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