Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new stake in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 9,076 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $253,000.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in FOX. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 2,917.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 26,468,128 shares of the company’s stock valued at $841,159,000 after acquiring an additional 25,591,062 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 5.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,473,799 shares of the company’s stock valued at $936,677,000 after acquiring an additional 1,574,477 shares in the last quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 49.3% in the second quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. now owns 3,102,376 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,463,000 after acquiring an additional 1,024,030 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 98.5% in the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 2,022,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $64,285,000 after acquiring an additional 1,003,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sather Financial Group Inc bought a new position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in the first quarter valued at approximately $23,663,000. 23.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other Twenty-First Century Fox news, CEO James R. Murdoch sold 111,713 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 234,236 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,544,553.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director David F. Devoe sold 30,149 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.01, for a total transaction of $844,473.49. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 55,647 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,558,672.47. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.

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

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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) opened at 26.03 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $26.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $28.27. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. has a one year low of $24.09 and a one year high of $31.94. The company has a market capitalization of $48.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.41 and a beta of 1.20.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 company had revenue of $6.75 billion during the quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.45 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. will post $2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.77%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 12th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 22.64%.

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.

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

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