Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Share Price

News coverage about Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) has trended positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Twenty-First Century Fox earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.4044479898288 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $36.75. 9,002,627 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,814,399. The company has a market cap of $67,720.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 1.44. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 1 year low of $24.81 and a 1 year high of $36.96. The company has a quick ratio of 1.73, a current ratio of 2.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $7 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.80 billion. Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.30% and a return on equity of 21.41%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. research analysts forecast that Twenty-First Century Fox will post 1.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently commented on FOXA shares. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 price target (down from $37.00) on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note 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 reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Sunday, November 19th. Rosenblatt Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 target price on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Twenty-First Century Fox currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.79.

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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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