AHL Partners LLP decreased its holdings in shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 37.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 124,909 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 74,622 shares during the quarter. AHL Partners LLP’s holdings in Nielsen N.V. were worth $4,829,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in NLSN. First Interstate Bank acquired a new position in Nielsen N.V. during the second quarter worth $124,000. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 3.0% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $139,000 after purchasing an additional 103 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 2.5% during the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,620 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $140,000 after purchasing an additional 87 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 26.6% during the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 4,028 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $156,000 after purchasing an additional 847 shares during the last quarter. Finally, IBM Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 33.3% during the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 5,351 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $207,000 after purchasing an additional 1,336 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.29% of the company’s stock.
Several brokerages recently commented on NLSN. BidaskClub cut shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.64.
Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) opened at 41.15 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $39.96 and a 200 day moving average of $39.96. The company has a market capitalization of $14.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.99 and a beta of 0.99. Nielsen N.V. has a 12 month low of $36.96 and a 12 month high of $54.99.
Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.14). Nielsen N.V. had a net margin of 7.68% and a return on equity of 15.96%. The firm had revenue of $1.64 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.65 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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In related news, Director Karen M. Hoguet sold 18,620 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.01, for a total value of $726,366.20. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 44,080 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,719,560.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,762 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.21, for a total value of $185,128.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 43,312 shares of company stock worth $1,811,484 over the last 90 days. 0.67% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Nielsen N.V. 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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