Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) had its price target lifted by UBS Group to $52.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. They currently have a neutral rating on the stock.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Buckingham Research boosted 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 report on Monday, February 25th. Vertical Group upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, January 25th. Gabelli reiterated a buy rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Tuesday, November 27th. Finally, Wolfe Research began coverage on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research report on Friday, December 7th. They issued an outperform rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $51.00.

Shares of NASDAQ FOXA opened at $52.01 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 4.29 and a quick ratio of 3.79. The company has a market cap of $96.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 0.97. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 12-month low of $35.40 and a 12-month high of $52.05.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 6th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $8.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.47 billion. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 44.71% and a return on equity of 15.09%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.42 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Twenty-First Century Fox will post 1.98 EPS for the current year.

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

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox by 47.2% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 106,152,247 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,901,046,000 after purchasing an additional 34,038,507 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc raised its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 1.0% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 72,845,313 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,374,922,000 after acquiring an additional 731,573 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 4.0% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 62,450,677 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,893,340,000 after acquiring an additional 2,385,303 shares during the period. Baupost Group LLC MA raised its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 31.9% in the third quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 52,001,167 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,409,214,000 after acquiring an additional 12,585,338 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 15.2% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 33,154,386 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,595,388,000 after acquiring an additional 4,364,397 shares during the period. 49.79% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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