Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,080 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total transaction of $110,910.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $363,701. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.
Jeffrey Charlton also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Monday, September 11th, Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,762 shares of Nielsen stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.21, for a total transaction of $185,128.02.
Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) opened at $38.11 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88. Nielsen N.V. has a 12-month low of $34.22 and a 12-month high of $45.73. The firm has a market cap of $13,473.84, a PE ratio of 20.90, a PEG ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.94.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st were given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 20th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.57%. Nielsen’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 95.78%.
Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC boosted its position in shares of Nielsen by 3.5% during the 3rd quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 5,910,598 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $244,994,000 after acquiring an additional 200,403 shares in the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Nielsen by 0.7% during the 3rd quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 1,781,242 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $73,832,000 after purchasing an additional 13,118 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its holdings in Nielsen by 10.7% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 3,189,726 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $132,214,000 after purchasing an additional 307,701 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in Nielsen by 5.4% during the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 718,970 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $29,801,000 after purchasing an additional 36,570 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC bought a new position in Nielsen during the 3rd quarter valued at about $240,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.65% of the company’s stock.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on NLSN. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on shares of Nielsen in a report on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Nielsen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Nielsen in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Credit Suisse Group lowered 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, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nielsen from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Nielsen presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.07.
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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.
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