Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) CEO Purchases $502,438.66 in Stock

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) CEO Dwight Barns acquired 13,631 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $36.86 per share, with a total value of $502,438.66. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) traded down $0.49 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $36.23. 3,127,041 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,912,790. The company has a quick ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88. The firm has a market cap of $12,940.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.94. Nielsen N.V. has a 12 month low of $34.22 and a 12 month high of $45.73.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be issued a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 20th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.75%. Nielsen’s payout ratio is 95.77%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on NLSN. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Nielsen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Deutsche Bank set a $35.00 target price on shares of Nielsen and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Nielsen in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of Nielsen from $50.00 to $49.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $44.07.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its holdings in Nielsen by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,620 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 87 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in Nielsen by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 20,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $804,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in Nielsen by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $139,000 after purchasing an additional 103 shares during the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc raised its stake in shares of Nielsen by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 20,998 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $812,000 after acquiring an additional 138 shares during the period. Finally, Atlantic Trust Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Nielsen by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 50,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,967,000 after acquiring an additional 227 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 95.65% of the company’s stock.

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About Nielsen

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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