News headlines about 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 21st Century Fox earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3130363932069 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- 21st Century Fox (FOXA) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- [$$] Randles’s Take: Apollo Fights Lawsuit Over ‘American Idol’ Producer’s Bankruptcy (finance.yahoo.com)
- 21st Century Fox (FOXA) Lifted to Overweight at Atlantic Securities (americanbankingnews.com)
- Gretchen Carlson’s Courage Inspires Women To Speak Up (forbes.com)
- Analysts Expect Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA) Will Announce Earnings of $0.56 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
FOXA has been the subject of several recent research reports. Loop Capital initiated coverage on shares of 21st Century Fox in a report on Thursday, March 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $43.00 target price for the company. Pivotal Research increased their price target on shares of 21st Century Fox from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price target on shares of 21st Century Fox to $43.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Rosenblatt Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of 21st Century Fox in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on shares of 21st Century Fox from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $38.53.
21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $8.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.94 billion. 21st Century Fox had a net margin of 13.49% and a return on equity of 19.01%. The company’s revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.53 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that 21st Century Fox will post 2.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a yield of 0.00503778337531486%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 13th. 21st Century Fox’s dividend payout ratio is 16.82%.
About 21st Century Fox
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified media and entertainment company primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It operates through Cable Network Programming, Television, and Filmed Entertainment segments.
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