NYSE:NLSN - Nielsen Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$29.87 -0.69 (-2.26 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.56
Today's Range$29.85 - $30.45
52-Week Range$29.51 - $43.61
Volume3.77 million shs
Average Volume3.65 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.96 billion
P/E Ratio14.16
Dividend Yield4.55%
Nielsen logoNielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an information and measurement company. It operates through Buy and Watch segments. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch, and listen. The Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in product development and marketing cycles. The Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, print, online, and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. This segment offers television audience measurement services; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and total audience measurement services, as well as advertising solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. Nielsen Holdings plc was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services
SectorBusiness Services


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.86
Current Ratio1.23
Quick Ratio1.23


Trailing P/E Ratio14.16
Forward P/E Ratio12.04
P/E Growth1.31

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.57 billion
Price / Sales1.62
Cash Flow$3.8099 per share
Price / Cash7.84
Book Value$12.47 per share
Price / Book2.40


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.11
Net Income$429 million
Net Margins6.46%
Return on Equity16.45%
Return on Assets4.37%


Outstanding Shares356,230,000
Market Cap$10,957.49

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nielsen's stock symbol?

Nielsen trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NLSN."

How often does Nielsen pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Nielsen?

Nielsen declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 19th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 6th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.69%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 5th. This is a boost from Nielsen's previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. View Nielsen's Dividend History.

How were Nielsen's earnings last quarter?

Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 26th. The business services provider reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.24. The business services provider had revenue of $1.61 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.61 billion. Nielsen had a return on equity of 16.45% and a net margin of 6.46%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.20 EPS. View Nielsen's Earnings History.

When is Nielsen's next earnings date?

Nielsen is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Nielsen.

What price target have analysts set for NLSN?

13 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Nielsen's shares. Their predictions range from $33.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect Nielsen's share price to reach $40.2308 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 34.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Nielsen.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Nielsen?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nielsen in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Nielsen stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Nielsen stock:
  • 1. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We remain positively oriented around Nielsen’s capacity to implement those plans and improve this business over a multi-year period. However, for near-term purposes, the Watch segment remains the most critical one to focus on given its faster growth, higher margins and essential nature to media owners. Underlying growth continues much as it has in recent periods, although we note that the company’s primary domestic media measurement competitor comScore has undergone a leadership change and is poised to enter a period of stability for the first time in two years. To the extent that comScore can find new ways to compete in measurement (and we think that third party measurement is well-positioned given marketers’ increasing awareness of problems in their digital media supply chains), it’s possible they can help expand the industry and not only fight for a share of the business with Nielsen." (4/26/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The strength in the Nielsen's Watch segment continues to be a strong revenue driver for the company. Its third-quarter 2017 diluted net earnings increased significantly year over year. Continued dividend payment and share repurchase reflect Nielsen’s financial strength and commitment to return value to shareholders. Also, the company's product launches are progressing well and should drive revenues in the near term. However, continued investments in technology and infrastructure could weigh on margins and profitability, going forward. In the past 12 months, the stock has underperformed the industry it belongs to." (1/10/2018)
  • 3. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "Tivity Health reported another strong quarter beating estimates handily at $138M/ $0.46 vs. consensus of $138M/$0.36, despite facing 500K visit headwind from the hurricanes. The company also reported significant growth in awareness campaigns with strong Facebook impressions (17M) and website tracking growing by 70%. We believe these are leading indicators of the potential growth in new membership and utilization into CY18 in the SilverSneakers segment. Prime also reported strong traction and is expected to build on the traction into CY18, especially with the key partner that covers 27M eligible lives. Management issued initial CY18 outlook at 11% top-line growth with margins equivalent to CY17, both of which are higher than our estimates." (10/27/2017)
  • 4. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Largely in-line 3Q17 results expected. Our 3Q17 revenue/EBITDA/adj. EPS estimates are $1,628.4M (+3.7% Y/Y ex FX)/$511.0M (31.4% margin)/$0.71, in-line to slightly below average consensus estimates (FactSet) of $1,645M/ $524M/$0.69, respectively." (10/23/2017)

Who are some of Nielsen's key competitors?

Who are Nielsen's key executives?

Nielsen's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Dwight Mitchell Barns, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 55)
  • Mr. Jamere Jackson, Chief Financial Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Eric J. Dale, Chief Legal Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Nancy Ramsey Phillips, Chief HR Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. John Tavolieri, Chief Technology & Operations officer and Pres of U.S. FMCG & Retail (Age 49)

Has Nielsen been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about NLSN stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nielsen earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.38 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are Nielsen's major shareholders?

Nielsen's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (0.82%), Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt (0.64%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.18%), Howard Capital Management Inc. (0.10%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.06%) and Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.04%). Company insiders that own Nielsen stock include Arvin Kash, David L Calhoun, Dwight Barns, Giovanni Tavolieri, Jamere Jackson, Jeffrey Charlton, Karen M Hoguet, Luca Guerrino De, Robert C Pozen and Stephen Hasker. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Nielsen.

Which institutional investors are selling Nielsen stock?

NLSN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Hartford Investment Management Co., Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Manning & Napier Group LLC, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Howard Capital Management Inc., Atria Investments LLC and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund. Company insiders that have sold Nielsen company stock in the last year include Jamere Jackson, Jeffrey Charlton, Karen M Hoguet, Robert C Pozen and Stephen Hasker. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nielsen.

Which institutional investors are buying Nielsen stock?

NLSN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clarkston Capital Partners LLC, Addenda Capital Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC. Company insiders that have bought Nielsen stock in the last two years include Dwight Barns and Luca Guerrino De. View Insider Buying and Selling for Nielsen.

How do I buy shares of Nielsen?

Shares of NLSN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Nielsen's stock price today?

One share of NLSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.87.

How big of a company is Nielsen?

Nielsen has a market capitalization of $10.96 billion and generates $6.57 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $429 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.11 on an earnings per share basis. Nielsen employs 46,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Nielsen?

Nielsen's mailing address is AC Nielsen House London Road, Oxford X0, 10004. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 1-646-654-5000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Nielsen (NYSE NLSN)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  464 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  362 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  826
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This page was last updated on 7/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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