Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) Shares Bought by Rhumbline Advisers

Rhumbline Advisers grew its stake in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 1.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 573,811 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,047 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.16% of Nielsen worth $23,784,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. AQR Capital Management LLC grew its position in Nielsen by 4.3% during the 1st quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 25,533 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,055,000 after purchasing an additional 1,057 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 103 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 9.6% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 13,590 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $525,000 after acquiring an additional 1,194 shares during the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 88.3% during the 2nd quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 11,300 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $436,000 after acquiring an additional 5,300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 20,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $804,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.65% of the company’s stock.

NLSN has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen in a report on Friday, November 10th. Citigroup upgraded shares of Nielsen from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Credit Suisse Group decreased their target price on shares of Nielsen from $47.00 to $46.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Nielsen in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nielsen currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.07.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) traded up $1.38 on Monday, hitting $37.61. 4,391,458 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,919,136. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,903.97, a P/E ratio of 20.02, a P/E/G ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 0.94. Nielsen N.V. has a 12-month low of $34.22 and a 12-month high of $45.73. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be given a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 20th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.62%. Nielsen’s dividend payout ratio is currently 95.78%.

In other Nielsen news, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,080 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total value of $110,910.80. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $363,701. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Karen M. Hoguet sold 18,620 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.01, for a total value of $726,366.20. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 44,080 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,719,560.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 25,462 shares of company stock worth $1,022,405. Insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.

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Nielsen 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 (NYSE:NLSN)

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