Hardman Johnston Global Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 324,377 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,260 shares during the quarter. Hardman Johnston Global Advisors LLC owned 0.09% of Nielsen N.V. worth $13,445,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Group One Trading L.P. bought a new position in shares of Nielsen N.V. in the second quarter worth about $108,000. Cable Hill Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Nielsen N.V. in the third quarter worth about $116,000. First Interstate Bank bought a new position in shares of Nielsen N.V. in the second quarter worth about $124,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC boosted its stake in Nielsen N.V. by 3,670.1% during the third quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 3,280 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 3,193 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its stake in Nielsen N.V. by 3.0% during the second 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 last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.59% of the company’s stock.
In other news, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,762 shares of Nielsen N.V. stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.21, for a total transaction of $185,128.02. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Karen M. Hoguet sold 18,620 shares of Nielsen N.V. stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.01, for a total transaction of $726,366.20. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 44,080 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,719,560.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.
A number of brokerages recently commented on NLSN. Zacks Investment Research lowered Nielsen N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. TheStreet upgraded Nielsen N.V. from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub upgraded Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Pivotal Research dropped their price objective on Nielsen N.V. from $39.00 to $38.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Nielsen N.V. has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.73.
Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) traded down $0.48 during trading on Friday, hitting $36.62. The company had a trading volume of 3,805,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,898,955. 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 1 year low of $34.22 and a 1 year high of $45.73. The stock has a market cap of $13,213.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.50, a PEG ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.95.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be issued a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.71%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 20th. Nielsen N.V.’s payout ratio is 95.78%.
Nielsen N.V. 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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