November 29, 2016 - By Ellis Scott · 0 Comments
Nielsen Holdings NV (NYSE:NLSN) institutional sentiment increased to 1.33 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.58, from 0.75 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 3 investment professionals increased or opened new holdings, while 4 trimmed and sold stock positions in Nielsen Holdings NV. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now possess: 347,275 shares, down from 497,381 shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Nielsen Holdings NV in their top 10 holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 3 Reduced: 1 Increased: 1 New Position: 2.
The stock increased 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, hitting $43.42. Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) has declined 16.47% since April 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.73% the S&P500.
Analysts await Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.78 EPS, down 2.50% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.8 per share. NLSN’s profit will be $278.62 million for 13.92 P/E if the $0.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual EPS reported by Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.41% EPS growth.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Nielsen N.V. is engaged in information and measurement services. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, delivers media and marketing information, and analytics on a global and local basis. It operates in two segments: Buy segment and Watch segment. The Buy segment provides retail measurement services, consumer panel measurement and consumer intelligence and analytical services. The Watch segment provides viewership data and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries across television, online and mobile screens. Nielsen N.V., formerly Nielsen Holdings NV, is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.”
Asset Management Group Inc. holds 0.76% of its portfolio in Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares for 33,525 shares. Standard Life Investments Ltd owns 310,517 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Huntington National Bank has 0% invested in the company for 3,087 shares. The Illinois-based Trust Department Mb Financial Bank N A has invested 0% in the stock. Vantage Investment Advisors Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 28 shares.#img1#
Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $45.57 million net activity.
Ratings analysis reveals 73% of Nielsen Holdings NV’s analysts are positive. Out of 15 Wall Street analysts rating Nielsen Holdings NV, 11 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $45 while the high is $61. The stock’s average target of $54.30 is 25.06% above today’s ($43.42) share price. NLSN was included in 17 notes of analysts from July 30, 2015. The company was initiated on Wednesday, November 16 by Suntrust Robinson. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 22 to “Market Perform”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating given by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 10. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, July 29. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Thursday, April 7. As per Thursday, September 15, the company rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 16 by SunTrust. The rating was initiated by William Blair on Wednesday, September 16 with “Outperform”. Morgan Stanley downgraded Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) on Wednesday, March 9 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy” on Tuesday, March 22.
Nielsen Holdings plc, incorporated on February 4, 2015, is a performance management company. The Firm provides to clients an understanding of what clients watch and what they buy and how those choices intersect. The Company’s divisions include what clients buy (Buy) consisting principally of market research information and analytical services, and what clients watch and listen to (Watch), consisting principally of television, radio, online and mobile audience and advertising measurement services and corresponding analytics. The Company’s Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. The Company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries across the television, radio, online and mobile viewing and listening platforms. The Firm has a presence in over 100 countries.
Another recent and important Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) news was published by Schaeffersresearch.com which published an article titled: “Earnings Roundup: Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NLSN) and JetBlue Airways …” on October 25, 2016.
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By Ellis Scott