Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.12485091936 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 4th. OTR Global raised shares of Twenty-First Century Fox to a “positive” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.00.

Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ FOX) traded up $0.57 on Friday, hitting $36.37. 2,240,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,040,000. The company has a market capitalization of $67,800.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.45 and a beta of 1.37. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 52 week low of $24.30 and a 52 week high of $36.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 2.08 and a quick ratio of 1.73.

In related news, EVP Gerson Zweifach sold 110,728 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.90, for a total transaction of $3,864,407.20. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 36,007 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,256,644.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 39.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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