Ownership Action to Note: Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR): Stock Sentiment

December 1, 2016 - By Pete Kolinski   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Action to Note: Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR): Stock Sentiment

Sentiment for Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR)

Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) institutional sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.18, from 0.72 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 89 investment professionals opened new or increased equity positions, while 123 reduced and sold their stock positions in Neustar Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 56.88 million shares, down from 64.30 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Neustar Inc in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 5 to 4 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 34 Reduced: 89 Increased: 74 New Position: 15.

Neustar, Inc. is a real-time provider of cloud information services, enabling marketing and information technology security professionals to promote and protect their businesses. The company has a market cap of $1.32 billion.

The stock closed at $24.25 during the last session. It is down 1.94% since April 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.87% the S&P500.

Analysts await Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $1.21 earnings per share, down 6.92% or $0.09 from last year’s $1.3 per share. NSR’s profit will be $65.86 million for 5.01 P/E if the $1.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.05 actual earnings per share reported by Neustar Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -40.98% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “NeuStar is a provider of essential clearinghouse services to the North American communications industry and Internet service providers around the world.”

Smith Thomas W holds 5.77% of its portfolio in Neustar Inc for 170,600 shares. Steinberg Asset Management Llc owns 887,475 shares or 5.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Prescott General Partners Llc has 5.4% invested in the company for 3.52 million shares. The Connecticut-based Goodnow Investment Group Llc has invested 4.27% in the stock. Muhlenkamp & Co Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 307,680 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $578,429 net activity.

Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Neustar’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Neustar, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $30 while the high is $35. The stock’s average target of $31.67 is 30.60% above today’s ($24.25) share price. NSR was included in 5 notes of analysts from August 4, 2015. Deutsche Bank maintained Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) rating on Thursday, December 10. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $30 price target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 4 by TheStreet. Zacks upgraded Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) rating on Tuesday, August 4. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $35 price target.

NSR Company Profile

NeuStar, Inc., incorporated on December 8, 1998, is a well-known provider of real-time information services and analytics. The Firm serves marketing and security functions in the communications, financial services, media and advertising, retail and e-commerce, Internet and technology industries. The Company’s services include marketing services, security services, data services and number portability administration center (NPAC) services.

More recent Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) news were published by: Upi.com which released: “Neustar Inc. announces plan to split into two companies” on June 21, 2016. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “NeuStar sees big opportunity in massive cyber attacks” on October 31, 2016. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “NeuStar gets key contract with Canadian telecom industry” with publication date: August 03, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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