FIL Ltd grew its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 32.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 525,170 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 129,361 shares during the quarter. FIL Ltd’s holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox were worth $14,884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 0.4% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 67,589,972 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,915,500,000 after acquiring an additional 287,817 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 2.5% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 59,202,463 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,677,798,000 after acquiring an additional 1,432,981 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 2.6% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 45,901,829 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,486,981,000 after acquiring an additional 1,152,570 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 4.4% during the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 34,076,667 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,103,742,000 after acquiring an additional 1,437,559 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 8.7% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 26,630,790 shares of the company’s stock worth $754,718,000 after acquiring an additional 2,140,568 shares in the last quarter. 53.31% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ FOXA) opened at 26.88 on Monday. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. has a 12-month low of $23.59 and a 12-month high of $32.60. The company has a 50-day moving average of $27.35 and a 200 day moving average of $28.66. The company has a market cap of $49.76 billion, a PE ratio of 16.95 and a beta of 1.28.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $6.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.79 billion. Twenty-First Century Fox had a return on equity of 22.46% and a net margin of 10.36%. Twenty-First Century Fox’s quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.45 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. will post $2.03 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a $0.18 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 22.64%.

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Several research analysts have commented on FOXA shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Moffett Nathanson reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Friday, June 9th. ValuEngine raised shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $33.00 price target on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Twenty-First Century Fox currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.43.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA)

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