Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,762 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.21, for a total transaction of $185,128.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) opened at 39.85 on Friday. Nielsen N.V. has a 52-week low of $36.96 and a 52-week high of $54.99. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $40.34 and a 200-day moving average of $40.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.05 and a beta of 1.00.
Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.14). The company had revenue of $1.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.65 billion. Nielsen N.V. had a net margin of 7.68% and a return on equity of 15.96%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.31 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 24th were given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.41%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 22nd. Nielsen N.V.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 99.27%.
NLSN has been the subject of several research reports. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $44.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research report on Wednesday. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “overweight” rating and set a $44.00 price objective (down from $48.00) on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Deutsche Bank AG cut their price objective on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $44.00 to $40.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Pivotal Research restated a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.64.
Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Group One Trading L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the 2nd quarter valued at $108,000. First Interstate Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the 2nd quarter valued at $124,000. Creative Planning raised its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 103 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,620 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 87 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the 2nd quarter valued at $151,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.32% of the company’s stock.
About Nielsen N.V.
Nielsen N.V. (Nielsen), formerly Nielsen Holdings N.V., is an information and measurement company. The Company is engaged in providing clients with an understanding of consumers and consumer behavior. The Company delivers media and marketing information, and analytics on a global and local basis. Nielsen operates through two business segments: Buy and Watch.
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