Swiss National Bank raised its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 2.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,842,499 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 97,900 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.21% of Twenty-First Century Fox worth $108,896,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in FOXA. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 2,105.9% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 57,769,482 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,871,155,000 after buying an additional 55,150,610 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners boosted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 7,703.5% in the first quarter. Boston Partners now owns 13,333,969 shares of the company’s stock worth $431,887,000 after buying an additional 13,163,097 shares during the last quarter. Independent Franchise Partners LLP boosted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 19.6% in the second quarter. Independent Franchise Partners LLP now owns 26,355,484 shares of the company’s stock worth $746,914,000 after buying an additional 4,315,548 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 217.9% in the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 6,083,023 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,029,000 after buying an additional 4,169,322 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Point72 Asset Management L.P. boosted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 132,582.5% in the first quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 2,653,649 shares of the company’s stock worth $85,952,000 after buying an additional 2,651,649 shares during the last quarter. 53.33% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ FOXA) opened at 27.59 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $27.92 and a 200-day moving average of $29.02. The company has a market cap of $51.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.40 and a beta of 1.27. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. has a 12 month low of $23.33 and a 12 month high of $32.60.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last announced its earnings results 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. The company had revenue of $6.75 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.79 billion. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.36% and a return on equity of 22.46%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.45 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. will post $2.03 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be issued a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.29%. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.64%.

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FOXA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Rosenblatt Securities raised shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Friday, May 12th. BMO Capital Markets set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. ValuEngine raised shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Friday, June 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $33.35.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)

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