The Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

The Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne’s analysis:

News headlines about Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, AlphaOne reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nielsen N.V. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 16 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) opened at 39.05 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $13.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.54 and a beta of 0.84. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $40.08 and a 200 day moving average price of $42.05. Nielsen N.V. has a 12-month low of $37.95 and a 12-month high of $55.94. Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The business services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $1.53 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.54 billion. Nielsen N.V. had a net margin of 7.96% and a return on equity of 18.63%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.51 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 2nd will be paid a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.48%. This is an increase from Nielsen N.V.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. Nielsen N.V.’s dividend payout ratio is 89.86%. NLSN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald decreased their target price on Nielsen N.V. from $48.00 to $46.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective (down previously from $47.00) on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on Nielsen N.V. from $52.00 to $49.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, TheStreet cut Nielsen N.V. from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.29.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 2nd will be paid a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.48%. This is an increase from Nielsen N.V.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. Nielsen N.V.’s dividend payout ratio is 89.86%. In related news, CFO Jamere Jackson sold 11,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.55, for a total value of $443,325.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 87,888 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,388,082.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Dwight Barns sold 46,947 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.82, for a total transaction of $1,916,376.54. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 288,277 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,767,467.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 60,271 shares of company stock worth $2,435,106. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “NLSN”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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