21st Century Fox Shares held strong in midday trading Thursday following the firing of top-rated host Bill O’Reilly. Shares were up 30 cents not long after the market opened. The stock is down more than 3 percent since an April 1 report that five women had been collectively paid $13 million to stay quiet about sexual harassment from O’Reilly. O’Reilly was fired Wednesday amid a series of such sexual harassment accusations. His show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” had some of the highest ratings in cable news. it was a primary advertising revenue generator for Fox.
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