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Nielsen Hldg NV (NASDAQ:NLSN) Director David L. Calhoun unloaded 37,261 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.01, for a total value of $1,751,639.61. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 763,186 shares in the company, valued at approximately $35,877,374. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Nielsen Hldg NV (NASDAQ:NLSN) traded down 0.65% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $46.13. The stock had a trading volume of 1,832,646 shares. Nielsen Hldg NV has a 1-year low of $34.54 and a 1-year high of $49.61. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $47.4 and its 200-day moving average is $46.70. The company has a market cap of $17.543 billion and a P/E ratio of 43.80.

Nielsen Hldg NV (NASDAQ:NLSN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.59 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.57 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.49 earnings per share. Nielsen Hldg NV’s revenue was up 15.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Nielsen Hldg NV will post $2.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 26th.

NLSN has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Nielsen Hldg NV from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $44.10 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Nielsen Hldg NV from $45.00 to $48.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. Finally, analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Nielsen Hldg NV from $51.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.55.

Nielsen NV, formerly Nielsen Holdings NV, is a Netherlands-based company engaged in information and measurement services.

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