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Nielsen Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.71 (-4.80 %)
(As of 09/21/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $14.07
50-Day Range
MA: $15.30
52-Week Range
Now: $14.07
Volume5.62 million shs
Average Volume3.88 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.02 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.62%
Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company. It operates in two segments, Buy and Watch. The Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment offers data on retail measurement services, such as market share, competitive sales volumes, and insights into activities, such as distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior comprising trial and repeat purchase for new products, brand or retailer loyalty, and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services that help clients in taking business decisions in product development and marketing cycles. The Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics principally to the media and advertising industries covering television, radio, print, online, digital, 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. Nielsen Holdings plc provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch, and listen. 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 New York, New York.
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Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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1.82 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.50 billion
Cash Flow$6.09 per share
Book Value$6.71 per share


Net Income$-415,000,000.00


Market Cap$5.02 billion
Next Earnings Date11/5/2020 (Estimated)
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Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Nielsen's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Nielsen's stock was trading at $15.42 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NLSN shares have decreased by 8.8% and is now trading at $14.07.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Nielsen?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nielsen in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Nielsen's next earnings date?

Nielsen is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 5th 2020.
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How were Nielsen's earnings last quarter?

Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 5th. The business services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.10. The business services provider earned $1.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.49 billion. Nielsen had a positive return on equity of 23.38% and a negative net margin of 9.89%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.53 EPS.
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How often does Nielsen pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Nielsen?

Nielsen announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share on Thursday, September 3rd. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 19th.
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What guidance has Nielsen issued on next quarter's earnings?

Nielsen issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.50-1.62 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.48. The company issued revenue guidance of -4-2% (implying $6.1-6.22 billion or ~$6.16 billion at mid, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.18 billion.

What price target have analysts set for NLSN?

9 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Nielsen's shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect Nielsen's stock price to reach $20.40 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 45.0% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Nielsen?

Nielsen saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 37,610,000 shares, an increase of 10.3% from the July 15th total of 34,100,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,560,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 10.6 days. Approximately 10.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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Who are some of Nielsen's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Nielsen own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Nielsen investors own include Newell Brands (NWL), Goldcorp (GG), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), IBM (IBM), Boeing (BA), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Bank of America (BAC), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Coca-Cola (KO).

Who are Nielsen's key executives?

Nielsen's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. James A. Attwood Jr., J.D., Exec. Chairman (Age 61)
  • Mr. David W. Kenny, CEO, Chief Diversity Officer & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. David John Anderson, CFO & COO (Age 70)
  • Ms. Nancy Ramsey Phillips, Chief HR Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. John Tavolieri, Chief Product and Technology Officer of Nielsen Global Connect (Age 50)

What is Nielsen's stock symbol?

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

Who are Nielsen's major shareholders?

Nielsen's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.95%), Windacre Partnership LLC (9.91%), FMR LLC (7.68%), Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (5.07%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (3.12%) and New South Capital Management Inc. (1.03%). Company insiders that own Nielsen stock include David W Kenny, James A Attwood Jr and Jeffrey Charlton.
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Which institutional investors are selling Nielsen stock?

NLSN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Glenmede Trust Co. NA, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Vanguard Group Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V..
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Which institutional investors are buying Nielsen stock?

NLSN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Windacre Partnership LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., MUFG Securities EMEA plc, State of Michigan Retirement System, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, and Clarkston Capital Partners LLC. Company insiders that have bought Nielsen stock in the last two years include David W Kenny, and James A Attwood Jr.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Nielsen's stock price today?

One share of NLSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.07.

How big of a company is Nielsen?

Nielsen has a market capitalization of $5.02 billion and generates $6.50 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $-415,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $1.69 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 www.nielsen.com.

How can I contact Nielsen?

Nielsen's mailing address is 85 BROAD STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10004. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 646-654-5000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 9/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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