Deutsche Bank AG Reaffirms Buy Rating for Nielsen NV (NLSN)

Ruben Ruiz
May 20, 2017

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday, April 26th. The business had revenue of $1.53 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.54 billion.

Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) reported sales (ttm) of 6.35 Billion, whereas, 15 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 1654.64 million.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Creative Planning raised its position in Nielsen 51.3% in the first quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.99% of the company's stock. Sprott Inc. boosted its position in shares of Nielsen 250.0% in the third quarter. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL), at its latest closing price of $31.36, it has a price-to-book ratio of 1.48, compared to an industry average at 0.40. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,010 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $207,000 after buying an additional 125 shares in the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its position in shares of Nielsen 258.7% in the fourth quarter. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt now owns 6,394,000 shares of the company's stock valued at $342,463,000 after buying an additional 675,000 shares during the last quarter. Winslow Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the third quarter worth about $278,689,000. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 84,400 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $4,521,000 after buying an additional 27,600 shares during the period.

Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) traded down 2.91% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $39.04.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.31 million shares versus an average volume of 0.3 million shares during last trading session.

Beta factor of the stock stands at 0.90. The stock of Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) earned "Hold" rating by Pivotal Research on Friday, October 16. (NYSE:NLSN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.67 derived from a total of 15 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. Nielsen Holdings NV had 24 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Analysts, on average, were expecting $0.76 per share, and the company reported EPS of $0.74 - amounting to a positive surprise of 2.58%.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares.

01/10/2017 - Nielsen Holdings N.V. was downgraded to "equal-weight" by analysts at Barclays. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 31st. Nielsen N.V.'s dividend payout ratio is presently 89.86%. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of USA & worldwide copyright law. The correct version of this piece can be viewed at

A number of equities analysts recently commented on NLSN shares.

Nielsen Holdings N.V. had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. A rating of 3 would signify a consensus Hold recommendation. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "buy" rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Nielsen a research report on Monday, February 27th. A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range. $50.73's average target is 29.88% above currents $39.06 stock price.

In other news, CEO Dwight Barns sold 46,947 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 27th. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 15,841 shares of the company's stock, valued at $716,963.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 288,277 shares in the company, valued at $11,767,467.14. 18, 2017. Thanks to an increase of nearly 6.95% in the past one month, the stock price is now outperforming with 19.27% so far on the year - still in strong zone. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading -12.68% away from the 200-day moving average.

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