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Trade-Ideas: Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) Is Today's New Lifetime High Stock

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Twenty-First Century Fox as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • FOX has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $123.9 million.
  • FOX has traded 1,330 shares today.
  • FOX is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on FOX:

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.7%. FOX has a PE ratio of 21.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Twenty-First Century Fox has been 4.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $28.0 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. The stock has a beta of 1.05 and a short float of 0.7% with 0.15 days to cover. Shares are up 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 14.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 11.8%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. In comparison to the other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of the industry average and is above that of the S&P 500.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.91 versus $0.44 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.07 versus $2.91).

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