NYSE:NLSN - Nielsen Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $25.49 +0.68 (+2.74 %) (As of 01/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$24.81Today's Range$24.82 - $25.5452-Week Range$20.53 - $39.25Volume3.21 million shsAverage Volume3.34 million shsMarket Capitalization$9.05 billionP/E Ratio12.08Dividend Yield5.36%Beta0.93 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Nielsen 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 has a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corporation to develop solutions for the fast-moving consumer goods and retail companies. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Receive NLSN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for NLSN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNYSE:NLSN Previous Symbol CUSIPN6321810 Webwww.nielsen.com Phone1-646-654-5000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.97 Current Ratio1.14 Quick Ratio1.14Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.08 Forward P/E Ratio13.07 P/E Growth1.08 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.57 billion Price / Sales1.38 Cash Flow$3.8216 per share Price / Cash Flow6.67 Book Value$12.47 per share Price / Book2.04Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.11 Net Income$429 million Net Margins4.85% Return on Equity14.56% Return on Assets3.76%Miscellaneous Employees46,000 Outstanding Shares354,983,000Market Cap$9.05 billion OptionableOptionable 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 19th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.35 per share on Wednesday, December 5th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.49%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 20th. View Nielsen's Dividend History. How were Nielsen's earnings last quarter? Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The business services provider reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.02. The business services provider earned $1.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.58 billion. Nielsen had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 14.56%. View Nielsen's Earnings History. When is Nielsen's next earnings date? Nielsen is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Nielsen. What guidance has Nielsen issued on next quarter's earnings? Nielsen updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.95-1.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.99. The company issued revenue guidance of $6.506-6.506 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.54 billion. What price target have analysts set for NLSN? 12 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Nielsen's stock. Their forecasts range from $24.00 to $34.00. On average, they expect Nielsen's share price to reach $28.4167 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Nielsen. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Nielsen? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nielsen in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Nielsen. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Nielsen stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Nielsen stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Nielsen’s well performing Watch segment remains the key driver of its top-line growth. Continued strength in Audience Measurement is a tailwind. Further, positive contributions from Gracenote acquisition are major positives. Moreover, strong share buyback policy of the company is helping it in gaining investors’ confidence. We believe the company’s consistent investment in product portfolio and its growing client adoption are expected to continue aiding its business growth in the near term as well as in the long haul. However, Nielsen is being impacted by sluggishness in the U.S. Buy segment and unimpressive performance in the emerging markets. Further, the company’s continued investments in technology and infrastructure remain risks for margin expansion and profitability. Notably, the stock has underperformed the industry it belongs to on a year-to-date basis. " (12/31/2018) 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We still think that longer term growth can return, although recognize that this is something of a leap-of-faith given weakness among many of the company’s packaged goods clients today and secular challenges that will further impact its media industry clients in the future. Competition from the likes of IRI probably probably won’t let up and a reinvigorated comScore adds further risks to this outlook. However, at the same time we also continue to hear favorable perspectives on Nielsen vs. its competitors from customers we interact with, and continue to believe that they are held up as the “gold standard” vs. its peers. Of course, if the market wants more silver than gold (to extend the metaphor) we recognize that Nielsen’s business is less assured." (7/26/2018) Has Nielsen been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about NLSN stock have trended very positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Nielsen earned a daily sentiment score of 3.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Nielsen's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Nielsen include Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), NetEase (NTES), eBay (EBAY), Pinduoduo (PDD), Worldpay (WP), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), First Data (FDC), Global Payments (GPN), Ctrip.Com International (CTRP), Total System Services (TSS), Mercadolibre (MELI), Msci (MSCI), CoStar Group (CSGP), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) and Akamai Technologies (AKAM). Who are Nielsen's key executives? Nielsen's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. James A. Attwood Jr., J.D., Exec. Chairman (Age 60)Mr. Eric J. Dale, Chief Legal Officer (Age 53)Ms. Nancy Ramsey Phillips, Chief HR Officer (Age 50)Mr. Dwight Mitchell Barns, Exec. Officer (Age 55)Mr. David W. Kenny, Director & CEO (Age 57) Who are Nielsen's major shareholders? Nielsen's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (1.77%), Penn Davis Mcfarland Inc. (0.24%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.17%), BB&T Corp (0.07%), Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc. (0.04%) and Addenda Capital Inc. (0.04%). Company insiders that own Nielsen stock include David L Calhoun, Dwight Barns, 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 Penn Davis Mcfarland Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, BB&T Corp, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Endurance Wealth Management Inc. and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Nielsen company stock in the last year include Jamere Jackson, Jeffrey Charlton and Robert C Pozen. 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, Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Virtu Financial LLC, Cerebellum GP LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Addenda Capital Inc.. 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 $25.49. How big of a company is Nielsen? Nielsen has a market capitalization of $9.05 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. What is Nielsen's official website? The official website for Nielsen is http://www.nielsen.com. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 513 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 405 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 918MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Nielsen and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NLSN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NLSN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Market Correction?