Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts

The stock, after opening at $0.69, touched a high of $0.69 before paring much of its gains.

Nielsen Holdings plc has a consensus outperform rating from 20 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 3.15% of shares outstanding. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Tuesday, April 25th. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its position in shares of Nielsen 258.7% in the fourth quarter.

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The company's expected revenue in the current quarter to be 1.65 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of -5.6%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 7.95%. Nielsen N.V. The business's revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Nielsen N.V. from a "b-" rating to a "c" rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Pivotal Research upped their price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Monday, February 27th. Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN)'s price sits -3.30% off from its 50-day moving average of $40.95 and -11.20% away from the stock's 200-day moving average which is $42.62. Nielsen N.V. now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $48.79. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nielsen N.V. from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Cantor Fitzgerald reduced their target price on Nielsen N.V. from $48.00 to $46.00 and set a "neutral" rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 28th.

Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) traded down 0.64% during trading on Monday, hitting $40.40. 342,048 shares of the stock were exchanged. Over the last six months, Nielsen Holdings plc's stock has been -6.77% and -20.55% for the year. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.66 and a beta of 0.84. If you are reading this story on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & worldwide copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this piece can be viewed at

In related news, CEO Dwight Barns sold 46,947 shares of Nielsen N.V. stock in a transaction on Monday, March 27th. Based on the stock's volatility for the week, which is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given stock and represents average daily high/low percentage range of 1.91% and month of 1.88%. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 288,277 shares of the company's stock, valued at $11,767,467.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director David L. Calhoun sold 230,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 27th. The firm now has $47.00 target price on the business services provider's stock. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 15,841 shares in the company, valued at $716,963.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. FMR LLC now owns 903,328 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $37,895,000 after buying an additional 508,304 shares during the period. Insiders own 1.20% of the company's stock.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in Nielsen 15.3% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,395 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $179,000 after buying an additional 450 shares during the last quarter. Most recently Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN)'s price target was revised on 05/09/17. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 8,341,491 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $344,587,000 after buying an additional 1,930,102 shares during the period. The stock recovered 4.76% since its low point and has performed -2.94% year-to-date. Finally, Norges Bank acquired a new position in Nielsen N.V. during the fourth quarter valued at about $110,536,000.

03/22/2016 - Sterne Agee began new coverage on Nielsen Holdings N.V. giving the company a "buy" rating. The company's Relative Strength Index which shows price strength now stands at 43.82. The Company delivers media and marketing information, and analytics on a global and local basis.