Nomura Holdings Inc. Takes $980,000 Position in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN)

Nomura Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 25,350 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $980,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of NLSN. Group One Trading L.P. purchased a new stake in Nielsen N.V. in the 2nd quarter valued at about $108,000. First Interstate Bank purchased a new stake in Nielsen N.V. in the 2nd quarter valued at about $124,000. Creative Planning raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 103 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,620 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 87 shares during the period. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 26.6% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 4,028 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 847 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.32% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) traded up 0.13% during trading on Friday, hitting $39.32. The stock had a trading volume of 790,230 shares. Nielsen N.V. has a one year low of $36.96 and a one year high of $46.23. The company has a market cap of $14.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.66 and a beta of 0.99. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $40.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $39.85.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.14). The company had revenue of $1.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.65 billion. Nielsen N.V. had a net margin of 7.84% and a return on equity of 14.90%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.31 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Nielsen N.V. news, Director Karen M. Hoguet sold 18,620 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.01, for a total transaction of $726,366.20. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 44,080 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,719,560.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Stephen Hasker sold 20,930 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total value of $899,990.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 79,341 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,411,663. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 43,312 shares of company stock worth $1,811,484. Company insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on NLSN. BidaskClub lowered shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research note on Monday. Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $47.00 to $46.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research note on Friday. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.50.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN)

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