Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,080 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total transaction of $110,910.80. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 10,100 shares in the company, valued at $363,701. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Jeffrey Charlton also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, September 11th, Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,762 shares of Nielsen N.V. stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.21, for a total transaction of $185,128.02.

Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $36.00. 2,367,500 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,916,301. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88, a current ratio of 1.41 and a quick ratio of 1.41. Nielsen N.V. has a 12-month low of $34.22 and a 12-month high of $45.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,768.62, a PE ratio of 19.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 0.95.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be paid a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 20th. Nielsen N.V.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 95.78%.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in NLSN. Capital Research Global Investors lifted its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 21.2% in the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 38,007,292 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,469,362,000 after purchasing an additional 6,648,088 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 274.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,952,896 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $152,819,000 after purchasing an additional 2,897,137 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 143.0% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 4,877,253 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $188,555,000 after purchasing an additional 2,870,282 shares during the period. Parnassus Investments CA acquired a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. in the third quarter valued at about $103,625,000. Finally, Point72 Asset Management L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. in the third quarter valued at about $74,116,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.62% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have issued reports on NLSN. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, November 17th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Sunday, November 12th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Friday, November 10th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) began coverage on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $40.00 price objective on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.40.

Nielsen N.V. Company 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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