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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) Reaches $35.02 52-Week High; Verifone (PAY)’s Sentiment Is 0.88

The stock of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) hit a new 52-week high and has $36.42 target or 4.00% above today’s $35.02 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $64.53B company. The 1-year high was reported on Dec, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $36.42 price target is reached, the company will be worth $2.58 billion more. The stock increased 6.92% or $2.265 during the last trading session, reaching $35.015. About 46.63 million shares traded or 352.32% up from the average. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) has declined 2.90% since December 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.60% the S&P500.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. provides payments and commerce solutions at the point of sale worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.02 billion. It offers countertop solutions that accept payment options, such as contactless, NFC, mobile wallets, and EMV; PIN pads that support credit and debit card, EBT, EMV, and other PIN transactions; and multimedia consumer facing POS devices. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides portable payment devices, including small, portable, and handheld devices that enable merchants to accept electronic payments wherever wireless connectivity is available; and mobile solutions that attach to and interface with iOS, Android, or Windows smartphones and tablets.

The stock increased 1.49% or $0.265 during the last trading session, reaching $18.025. About 1.90 million shares traded or 34.05% up from the average. VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) has declined 31.93% since December 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.63% the S&P500.

Lapides Asset Management Llc holds 4.62% of its portfolio in VeriFone Systems, Inc. for 1.32 million shares. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc owns 306,710 shares or 3.61% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Snow Capital Management Lp has 3.5% invested in the company for 3.89 million shares. The California-based Causeway Capital Management Llc has invested 1.98% in the stock. Horrell Capital Management Inc., a Arkansas-based fund reported 165,000 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 29% of VeriFone’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating VeriFone, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $15.0 while the high is $23.0. The stock’s average target of $18 is -0.14% below today’s ($18.025) share price. PAY was included in 7 notes of analysts from September 2, 2016. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 2 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 2 by Deutsche Bank. Imperial Capital downgraded the shares of PAY in report on Monday, September 12 to “In-Line” rating. Craig Hallum initiated the shares of PAY in report on Monday, October 17 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, September 2, the company rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray. The stock of VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by Compass Point. RBC Capital Markets maintained VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) rating on Friday, September 2. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $23.0 target.

Analysts await Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) to report earnings on February, 5. They expect $0.48 EPS, down 9.43% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.53 per share. FOXA’s profit will be $884.62 million for 18.24 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual EPS reported by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.04% negative EPS growth.

Among 31 analysts covering Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has $40 highest and $26 lowest target. $33.21’s average target is -5.15% below currents $35.015 stock price. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc had 89 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 9 with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $29 target in Tuesday, February 9 report. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 4 with “Hold”. Citigroup maintained the shares of FOXA in report on Friday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) on Monday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Needham. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Credit Suisse. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $31 target in Monday, August 15 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy”.

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