Norinchukin Bank The grew its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 76,198 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,003 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox were worth $2,124,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of FOX. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 2,917.8% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 26,468,128 shares of the company’s stock worth $841,159,000 after purchasing an additional 25,591,062 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 5.6% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,473,799 shares of the company’s stock worth $936,677,000 after purchasing an additional 1,574,477 shares in the last quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. boosted its position 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 in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 98.5% during the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 2,022,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $64,285,000 after purchasing an additional 1,003,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sather Financial Group Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox during the 1st quarter worth $23,663,000. Institutional investors own 23.27% of the company’s stock.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) traded up 1.42% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $26.37. 1,095,469 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $27.15 and a 200 day moving average of $28.34. The stock has a market cap of $48.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.63 and a beta of 1.20. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. has a 12-month low of $23.88 and a 12-month high of $31.94.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $6.75 billion for the quarter. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.36% and a return on equity of 22.47%. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.45 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. will post $2.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 22.64%.

Several brokerages have commented on FOX. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. TheStreet lowered shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.00.

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In related news, CEO James R. Murdoch sold 111,713 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 234,236 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,544,553.84. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director David F. Devoe sold 30,149 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.01, for a total value of $844,473.49. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 55,647 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,558,672.47. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 39.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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