Tesuji Partners LLC grew its holdings in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 177.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 12,244,401 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 7,835,401 shares during the quarter. Nielsen comprises 25.8% of Tesuji Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. Tesuji Partners LLC owned 3.43% of Nielsen worth $445,696,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of NLSN. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its position in Nielsen by 2,712.9% during the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 4,360 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $159,000 after buying an additional 4,205 shares in the last quarter. Sciencast Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen in the fourth quarter valued at $200,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen in the third quarter valued at $202,000. Creative Planning purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen in the fourth quarter valued at $204,000. Finally, Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen in the third quarter valued at $208,000. 98.07% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
NLSN opened at $31.58 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $11,180.79, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.97, a PEG ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88, a current ratio of 1.34 and a quick ratio of 1.34. Nielsen N.V. has a 1-year low of $30.64 and a 1-year high of $43.61.
Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The business services provider reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.75 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $1.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.76 billion. Nielsen had a return on equity of 16.79% and a net margin of 6.53%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.44 earnings per share. analysts predict that Nielsen N.V. will post 2.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th were given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 6th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.31%. Nielsen’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 64.45%.
In other news, CFO Jamere Jackson sold 19,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.97, for a total transaction of $626,430.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 81,848 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,698,528.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.67% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective (down previously from $42.00) on shares of Nielsen in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price objective on Nielsen from $40.00 to $38.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on Nielsen from $47.00 to $46.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on Nielsen from $44.00 to $43.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.88.
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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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