Fmr LLC lifted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) by 24.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,809,590 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 557,554 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned 0.15% of Twenty-First Century Fox worth $78,304,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 30,550,996 shares of the company’s stock worth $851,456,000 after purchasing an additional 1,077,197 shares during the last quarter. Yacktman Asset Management LP boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter. Yacktman Asset Management LP now owns 27,294,255 shares of the company’s stock worth $760,691,000 after purchasing an additional 709,760 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 1.4% during the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 19,268,852 shares of the company’s stock worth $612,358,000 after purchasing an additional 260,369 shares during the last quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,969,671 shares of the company’s stock worth $194,245,000 after purchasing an additional 304,462 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 49.3% during the 2nd quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. now owns 3,102,376 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,463,000 after purchasing an additional 1,024,030 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 23.28% of the company’s stock.

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In other Twenty-First Century Fox news, Director David F. Devoe sold 30,149 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 $28.01, for a total value 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 transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO James R. Murdoch sold 111,713 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 $27.94, for a total transaction of $3,121,261.22. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly 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 insiders.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on FOX. BidaskClub upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. TheStreet upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $6.75 billion during the quarter. Twenty-First Century Fox had a return on equity of 22.47% and a net margin of 10.36%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.45 earnings per share.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Shareholders 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.82%. Twenty-First Century Fox’s payout ratio is currently 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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