Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) CFO Jamere Jackson sold 16,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.30, for a total transaction of $580,800.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 93,138 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,380,909.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.
Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) traded up $1.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $37.46. 2,773,154 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,074,867. Nielsen N.V. has a 12-month low of $34.22 and a 12-month high of $45.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 1.41. The company has a market cap of $12,930.00, a P/E ratio of 26.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.94.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NLSN. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Nielsen by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,111,493 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $42,971,000 after buying an additional 69,018 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its stake in shares of Nielsen by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,660,943 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $64,213,000 after buying an additional 60,668 shares in the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL lifted its stake in shares of Nielsen by 11.5% during the 2nd quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 52,199 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,018,000 after buying an additional 5,399 shares in the last quarter. Lapides Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Nielsen by 116.8% during the 2nd quarter. Lapides Asset Management LLC now owns 43,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,693,000 after buying an additional 23,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Everence Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Nielsen during the 2nd quarter valued at $634,000. Institutional investors own 95.62% of the company’s stock.
NLSN has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of Nielsen from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of Nielsen in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $40.00 target price for the company. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Nielsen in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their target price on shares of Nielsen from $47.00 to $46.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Nielsen has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.25.
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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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