Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 4,565 put options on the company. This is an increase of 2,436% compared to the average daily volume of 180 put options.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th.

Twenty-First Century Fox stock opened at $48.54 on Tuesday. Twenty-First Century Fox has a twelve month low of $29.63 and a twelve month high of $49.65. The company has a market cap of $88.42 billion, a PE ratio of 24.64 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.96, a current ratio of 2.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 16.01% and a return on equity of 18.01%. The firm had revenue of $7.18 billion during the quarter. On average, equities analysts expect that Twenty-First Century Fox will post 1.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 3.9% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 28,512,722 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,306,455,000 after buying an additional 1,072,983 shares during the period. Yacktman Asset Management LP boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Yacktman Asset Management LP now owns 21,281,413 shares of the company’s stock worth $975,114,000 after buying an additional 64,791 shares during the period. Baupost Group LLC MA boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 27.3% in the 3rd quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 17,320,922 shares of the company’s stock worth $793,645,000 after buying an additional 3,714,662 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley lifted its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 16,463,554 shares of the company’s stock worth $811,160,000 after purchasing an additional 357,256 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fiduciary Management Inc. WI lifted its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox by 7.4% in the 3rd quarter. Fiduciary Management Inc. WI now owns 11,784,115 shares of the company’s stock worth $539,948,000 after purchasing an additional 813,491 shares in the last quarter. 24.10% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About Twenty-First Century Fox

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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