Analysis – Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Increases Dividend by 20%


Twenty-First Century Fox, Incorporated announced a regular semi-annual dividend of $0.15 per share, a 20 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.125 per share.  The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on April 15, 2015 to shareholders of record at close of business on March 11, 2015.

Date Semi-Annual Dividend
3/11/2015 0.15
9/8/2014 0.125
3/10/2014 0.125
9/9/2013 0.125
3/11/2013 0.075
9/10/2012 0.075
3/12/2012 0.075
9/12/2011 0.084
3/14/2011 0.066
9/3/2010 0.066
3/8/2010 0.066

Analysis of Valuation of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (Symbol FOXA).

Twenty-First Century Fox is trading above its average price/sale (P/S) range. Twenty-First Century Fox is trading toward the bottom of its average dividend yield range.

Price 2/5/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate SPS 2015 P/S  Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
32.80 0.70% 16 13.75 2.38 0.42 2.76 1.00% 0.60%

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)


Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.

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