Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Stock Price

Media coverage about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Twenty-First Century Fox earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1517999839802 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) traded down $0.63 during trading on Friday, hitting $36.12. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,791,091 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,294,368. The company has a market cap of $68,284.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 1.36. Twenty-First Century Fox has a twelve month low of $24.81 and a twelve month high of $39.13. The company has a current ratio of 2.16, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $8.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.94 billion. Twenty-First Century Fox had a return on equity of 19.01% and a net margin of 13.49%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.53 EPS. research analysts expect that Twenty-First Century Fox will post 2.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be issued a $0.18 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.00503778337531486%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 13th. Twenty-First Century Fox’s payout ratio is 16.82%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. B. Riley upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the company from $38.00 to $46.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. BMO Capital Markets lowered Twenty-First Century Fox from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, December 18th. ValuEngine raised Twenty-First Century Fox from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $40.00 price objective on Twenty-First Century Fox and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 16th. Finally, Atlantic Securities raised Twenty-First Century Fox from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $38.53.

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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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