Murdoch began a gradual withdrawal from both companies in 2013, and now shares the title of chairman with his eldest son Lachlan at both firms.
Other companies in the frame include the United States telco Verizon and Amazon.
And medium-size companies like 21st Century Fox have started to realize - or accept - that gaining the scale they need to compete may be out of reach at this point. Quantbot Technologies LP raised its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 139.2% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 17,652,970 shares of the company's stock worth $500,285,000 after acquiring an additional 2,621,748 shares during the last quarter.
Murdoch owns 8,838,376 shares of Class A Common Stock and 310,889,98 of the voting class, Class B. Consolidation within the industry and with adjacent players like telecom companies will likely continue, and Twenty-First Century Fox seems like an interested seller. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $34.00.
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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. has a 12-month low of $24.30 and a 12-month high of $31.94. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 85,581,646 shares of the company's stock valued at $2,425,384,000 after purchasing an additional 14,398,422 shares during the last quarter. 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, Inc.
Not every media company can make a play for the assets of Fox, which has a market capitalization of about $52 billion.
If the proposed Comcast deal went ahead, 21st Century Fox would be left with its cable network, the Fox News channel and Fox Sports.