Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Stock Price

Media coverage about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Twenty-First Century Fox earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.4296693250793 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

FOXA has been the subject of several analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $35.00 target price (down previously from $37.00) on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $40.00 target price on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 16th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Sunday, November 19th. Rosenblatt Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Pivotal Research lowered shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $37.00 to $38.00 in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Twenty-First Century Fox has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $36.36.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) traded up $0.47 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $36.65. 18,037,113 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 14,480,000. The company has a quick ratio of 1.73, a current ratio of 2.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The stock has a market cap of $68,460.00, a P/E ratio of 22.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 1.44. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 1-year low of $24.81 and a 1-year high of $37.13.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.01. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.30% and a return on equity of 21.41%. The firm had revenue of $7 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.80 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Twenty-First Century Fox will post 2 earnings per share for the current year.

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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.

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