News stories about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.309022102943 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) opened at 25.48 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $47.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.07 and a beta of 1.18. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $26.27 and its 200 day moving average is $27.79. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 52 week low of $24.41 and a 52 week high of $31.94.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 period in the prior year, the company posted $0.45 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Twenty-First Century Fox will post $2.07 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.64%.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. TheStreet raised shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th.

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In other news, Director David F. Devoe sold 30,149 shares of the business’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 completion of the sale, the director now owns 55,647 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,558,672.47. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO James R. Murdoch sold 111,713 shares of the business’s 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 sale, the chief executive officer now owns 234,236 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,544,553.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.

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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