Rampart Investment Management Company LLC cut its holdings in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 63.9% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,982 shares of the company’s stock after selling 17,672 shares during the quarter. Rampart Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox were worth $480,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 47.2% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 106,152,247 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,901,046,000 after acquiring an additional 34,038,507 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 72,845,313 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,374,922,000 after buying an additional 731,573 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 4.0% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 62,450,677 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,893,340,000 after buying an additional 2,385,303 shares during the period. Baupost Group LLC MA boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 31.9% in the 3rd quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 52,001,167 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,409,214,000 after buying an additional 12,585,338 shares during the period. Finally, Independent Franchise Partners LLP boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 11.0% in the 3rd quarter. Independent Franchise Partners LLP now owns 28,962,748 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,341,844,000 after buying an additional 2,880,981 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 50.93% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on FOXA shares. Evercore ISI started coverage on Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Monday, November 5th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $52.00 price objective for the company. Pivotal Research reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Thursday, November 8th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Twenty-First Century Fox from $53.00 to $54.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 8th. Gabelli reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Tuesday, November 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.85.

FOXA traded up $0.05 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $50.58. 301,619 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 8,144,934. The firm has a market cap of $94.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.98. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has a 1-year low of $35.40 and a 1-year high of $50.63. The company has a quick ratio of 3.79, a current ratio of 4.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55.

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

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

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Twenty-First Century Fox 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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