Nielsen Holdings N.V. Coverage Initiated at FBR & Co. (NLSN)
FBR & Co. began coverage on shares of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NASDAQ:NLSN) in a research note issued on Tuesday, AnalystRatings.NET reports. The firm set an “outperform” rating on the stock.
Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at FBR Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Nielsen Holdings N.V. in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They set an “outperform” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Nielsen Holdings N.V. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a $41.60 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Nielsen Holdings N.V. from $37.00 to $42.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, October 24th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $37.85.
Shares of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NASDAQ:NLSN) traded up 0.77% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $39.24. The stock had a trading volume of 119,116 shares. Nielsen Holdings N.V. has a 52 week low of $27.30 and a 52 week high of $37.09. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $33.93 and a 200-day moving average of $34.38. The company has a market cap of $14.820 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.26.
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NASDAQ:NLSN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 23rd. The company reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.39 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.53 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Nielsen Holdings N.V. will post $2.00 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, December 9th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 21st.
In other Nielsen Holdings N.V. news, EVP Itzhak Fisher sold 30,876 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.04, for a total transaction of $1,143,647.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
Nielsen Holdings N.V. is a global information and measurement company. The Company delivers media and marketing information, and analytics on a global and local basis.
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