Andesa Financial Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN – Get Rating) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 9,346 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $255,000.
Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. M&T Bank Corp raised its holdings in Nielsen by 14.0% in the 1st quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 13,752 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $375,000 after purchasing an additional 1,684 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Nielsen by 2,239.7% during the 1st quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management LLC now owns 276,502 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,532,000 after buying an additional 264,684 shares during the period. Balentine LLC purchased a new position in shares of Nielsen during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $490,000. Crabel Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Nielsen in the 1st quarter valued at $4,045,000. Finally, Independent Advisor Alliance purchased a new stake in Nielsen in the 1st quarter worth $233,000.
Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth
Separately, BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of Nielsen from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $34.00 to $28.00 in a report on Monday, May 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a hold rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.57.
Nielsen Stock Performance
Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN – Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.01. Nielsen had a return on equity of 17.69% and a net margin of 14.99%. The business had revenue of $882.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $886.52 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.43 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Nielsen Holdings plc will post 1.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Nielsen Announces Dividend
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.04%. Nielsen’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 16.33%.
Nielsen Company Profile
Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company worldwide. The company provides viewership and listening data, and analytics principally to media publishers and marketers, and advertising agencies for television, computer, mobile, CTV, digital, and listening platforms.
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