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Nielsen Hldg (NASDAQ:NLSN) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 20th, Analyst RN reports. Investors of record on Thursday, March 6th will be paid a dividend of 0.20 per share on Thursday, March 20th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.72%.

NLSN has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Robert W. Baird initiated coverage on shares of Nielsen Hldg in a research note on Thursday. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. On a related note, analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. initiated coverage on shares of Nielsen Hldg in a research note on Wednesday, February 12th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Nielsen Hldg in a research note on Thursday, February 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $48.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Nielsen Hldg has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.11.

Shares of Nielsen Hldg (NASDAQ:NLSN) traded up 0.04% on Thursday, hitting $46.40. 1,241,829 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Nielsen Hldg has a 52-week low of $31.55 and a 52-week high of $47.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $44.20 and its 200-day moving average is $39.85. The company has a market cap of $17.525 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.89.

Nielsen Hldg (NASDAQ:NLSN) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, February 19th. The company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.71. The company had revenue of $1.61 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.62 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.62 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Nielsen Hldg will post $2.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Nielsen Holdings NV is a Netherlands-based company engaged in information and measurement services. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, delivers media and marketing information, and analytics on a global and local basis.

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