Janus Henderson Group PLC decreased its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 3.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 660,010 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 23,152 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC owned about 0.19% of Nielsen N.V. worth $25,513,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. S&T Bank PA acquired a new position in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $2,813,000. Group One Trading L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $108,000. Black Creek Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 36.3% during the 2nd quarter. Black Creek Investment Management Inc. now owns 4,740,168 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $183,255,000 after purchasing an additional 1,262,493 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 2,112,245 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $81,660,000 after purchasing an additional 45,454 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capital Research Global Investors increased its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 21.2% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 38,007,292 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,469,362,000 after purchasing an additional 6,648,088 shares during the last quarter. 96.32% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research report on Friday. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price target on Nielsen N.V. from $47.00 to $46.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Monday. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Nielsen N.V. has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.50.
Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) opened at 39.50 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $40.35 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.85. Nielsen N.V. has a 1-year low of $36.96 and a 1-year high of $46.23. The company has a market capitalization of $14.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.79 and a beta of 0.99.
Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last released its earnings results 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). The firm had revenue of $1.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.65 billion. Nielsen N.V. had a return on equity of 14.90% and a net margin of 7.84%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.31 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.59 EPS for the current year.
In other news, insider Stephen Hasker sold 20,930 shares of Nielsen N.V. stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total value of $899,990.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 79,341 shares in the company, valued at $3,411,663. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,762 shares of Nielsen N.V. stock in a transaction on 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. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 43,312 shares of company stock valued at $1,811,484. 0.67% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Nielsen N.V. Company 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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