MetLife Investment Advisors LLC lowered its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 1.4% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 302,256 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,359 shares during the quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox were worth $14,545,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Whittier Trust Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 6.6% in the 4th quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 3,329 shares of the company’s stock valued at $160,000 after purchasing an additional 205 shares during the last quarter. Aspiriant LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 3.8% in the 4th quarter. Aspiriant LLC now owns 7,379 shares of the company’s stock valued at $355,000 after purchasing an additional 269 shares during the last quarter. Heritage Way Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 0.5% in the 4th quarter. Heritage Way Advisors LLC now owns 64,013 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,080,000 after purchasing an additional 313 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 5.6% in the 4th quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 6,629 shares of the company’s stock valued at $319,000 after purchasing an additional 353 shares during the last quarter. Finally, D.A. Davidson & CO. boosted its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 6.4% in the 4th quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 6,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $295,000 after purchasing an additional 370 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 49.69% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on FOXA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 28th. Moffett Nathanson initiated coverage on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Friday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $51.00 target price on the stock. UBS Group raised their target price on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox to $52.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 13th. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Friday, December 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Buckingham Research raised their target price on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from $52.00 to $54.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.00.

Twenty-First Century Fox stock opened at $40.68 on Tuesday. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has a 12-month low of $35.40 and a 12-month high of $52.05. The firm has a market cap of $96.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.65, a PEG ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a current ratio of 4.29, a quick ratio of 3.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 6th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.05. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 44.71% and a return on equity of 15.09%. The firm had revenue of $8.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.47 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will post 1.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 16th. Investors of record on Monday, April 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 5th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 18.27%.

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Twenty-First Century Fox Company Profile

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc operates as a diversified media and entertainment company primarily in the United States and Canada, Europe, and internationally. It operates through Cable Network Programming, Television, and Filmed Entertainment segments. The company produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, factual entertainment, and movie programming for distribution primarily through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunication companies, and online video distributors.

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