Headlines about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Twenty-First Century Fox earned a news impact score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 48.2013528637475 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Twenty-First Century Fox from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. OTR Global upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox to a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.00.

Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) opened at $35.19 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a current ratio of 2.16. The firm has a market capitalization of $63,152.68, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.44 and a beta of 1.25. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 12 month low of $24.30 and a 12 month high of $38.56.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $8.04 billion during the quarter. Twenty-First Century Fox had a return on equity of 19.01% and a net margin of 13.49%.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 13th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.05%. Twenty-First Century Fox’s payout ratio is 16.82%.

In other news, EVP Gerson Zweifach sold 110,728 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.90, for a total transaction of $3,864,407.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 36,007 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,256,644.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 39.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Twenty-First Century Fox

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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