Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI Decreases Holdings in Nielsen Holdings PLC (NLSN)

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI trimmed its position in Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) by 3.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 21,740 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 856 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Nielsen were worth $507,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of NLSN. Clarkston Capital Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 14.3% during the 4th quarter. Clarkston Capital Partners LLC now owns 6,297,400 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $146,918,000 after purchasing an additional 786,045 shares in the last quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 35.9% during the 3rd quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC now owns 1,999,046 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $55,294,000 after purchasing an additional 527,936 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 5.5% during the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,800,026 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $49,788,000 after purchasing an additional 93,562 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Nielsen during the 4th quarter worth $231,000. Finally, Man Group plc grew its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 40.0% during the 3rd quarter. Man Group plc now owns 421,698 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $11,664,000 after purchasing an additional 120,571 shares in the last quarter.

In other news, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 6,337 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.46, for a total transaction of $174,014.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.35% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on NLSN. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Nielsen in a report on Friday, December 7th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $29.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Nielsen from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 30th. SunTrust Banks reduced their target price on Nielsen from $28.00 to $27.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 29th. Morgan Stanley set a $26.00 price objective on Nielsen and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Nielsen currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

Shares of NLSN opened at $25.87 on Friday. Nielsen Holdings PLC has a 1 year low of $20.53 and a 1 year high of $34.86. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.97. The stock has a market cap of $9.21 billion, a PE ratio of 12.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.95.

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About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an information and measurement company. It operates through Buy and Watch segments. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch, and listen.

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