Media stories about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) have trended positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 48.1484972455197 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ FOX) opened at $36.85 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $69,469.80, a PE ratio of 20.72 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a quick ratio of 1.77, a current ratio of 2.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98. Twenty-First Century Fox has a fifty-two week low of $24.30 and a fifty-two week high of $38.56.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be given a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 13th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.95%. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.82%.

Separately, BidaskClub raised Twenty-First Century Fox from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.00.

In other Twenty-First Century Fox news, EVP Gerson Zweifach sold 110,728 shares of the company’s 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 transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 36,007 shares in the company, valued at $1,256,644.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 39.40% of the company’s stock.

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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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