Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of NLSN. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 3.0% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 103 shares in the last quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 2.6% in the first quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,010 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $207,000 after buying an additional 125 shares in the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. boosted its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 3.1% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 9,532 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $368,000 after buying an additional 284 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 3.9% in the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 8,416 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $366,000 after buying an additional 318 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 1.1% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 46,445 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,919,000 after buying an additional 484 shares in the last quarter. 94.98% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
State of Alaska Department of Revenue decreased its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 13.8% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,512 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,040 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Nielsen N.V. were worth $251,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) traded down 0.16% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $42.89. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 850,164 shares. Nielsen N.V. has a 12-month low of $36.96 and a 12-month high of $54.99. The company has a 50 day moving average of $38.86 and a 200 day moving average of $40.87. The company has a market cap of $15.29 billion, a PE ratio of 31.26 and a beta of 0.97.
Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.14. Nielsen N.V. had a return on equity of 15.96% and a net margin of 7.68%. The firm had revenue of $1.64 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.65 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 24th will be issued a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 22nd. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.17%. Nielsen N.V.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 99.27%.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Nielsen N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. TheStreet raised Nielsen N.V. from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $42.00 price target (down previously from $45.00) on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price target on Nielsen N.V. from $45.00 to $44.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group cut Nielsen N.V. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $54.00 to $44.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Nielsen N.V. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $46.64.
In other news, CFO Jamere Jackson sold 11,500 shares of Nielsen N.V. stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.55, for a total value of $443,325.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 87,888 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,388,082.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.
Nielsen N.V. Company Profile
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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