Nielsen Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.03 (+0.12 %)
(As of 04/9/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $25.57
50-Day Range
MA: $24.97
52-Week Range
Now: $25.57
Volume3.54 million shs
Average Volume4.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.15 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.94%
Nielsen Holdings Plc engages in the provision of global marketing data collection and analytics services. It operates through the Connect, Media, and Corporate business segments. The Connect segment consists principally of market research information and analytical services. The Media segment handles television, radio, online and mobile audience and advertising measurement, and corresponding analytics. The corporate segment includes unallocated items such as certain facilities and infrastructure costs as well as intersegment eliminations. The company was founded by Arthur C. Nielsen, Sr. in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services
Phone(646) 654-5000
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.50 billion
Cash Flow$7.80 per share
Book Value$6.71 per share


Net Income$-415,000,000.00


Market Cap$9.15 billion
Next Earnings Date4/29/2021 (Estimated)


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Overall MarketRank

1.14 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

194th out of 442 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

87th out of 192 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Nielsen a buy right now?

9 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nielsen in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Nielsen stock.
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Are investors shorting Nielsen?

Nielsen saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 21,770,000 shares, an increase of 36.8% from the February 28th total of 15,910,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,390,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.0 days. Currently, 6.2% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Nielsen's next earnings date?

Nielsen is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 29th 2021.
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How were Nielsen's earnings last quarter?

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 25th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.10. The business services provider earned $1.67 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.63 billion. Nielsen had a negative net margin of 2.38% and a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 22.28%. Nielsen's revenue was down 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.41 EPS.
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How has Nielsen's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Nielsen's stock was trading at $15.42 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NLSN stock has increased by 65.8% and is now trading at $25.57.
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How often does Nielsen pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Nielsen?

Nielsen declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share on Thursday, March 18th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 3rd.
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Is Nielsen a good dividend stock?

Nielsen pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.94%. Nielsen does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Nielsen is 14.20%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Nielsen will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.18% next year. This indicates that Nielsen will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Nielsen issued on next quarter's earnings?

Nielsen issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.43 to $1.54 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.48. The company issued revenue guidance of approx $3.475 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.43 billion.

What price target have analysts set for NLSN?

9 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Nielsen's shares. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect Nielsen's stock price to reach $24.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.1%.
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Who are Nielsen's key executives?

Nielsen's management team includes the following people:
  • David W. Kenny, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Karthik Rao, Chief Operating Officer
  • Linda K. Zukauckas, Chief Financial Officer
  • Christopher Taft, Senior Vice President & Controller
  • Giovanni Tavolieri, Chief Technology Officer-Nielsen Global Connect

What is David Kenny's approval rating as Nielsen's CEO?

524 employees have rated Nielsen CEO David Kenny on Glassdoor.com. David Kenny has an approval rating of 82% among Nielsen's employees.

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 (NWL), Goldcorp (GG), AT&T (T), International Business Machines (IBM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Bank of America (BAC), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Verizon Communications (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and The Boeing (BA).

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%) and NuWave Investment Management LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Nielsen stock include David W Kenny and James A Attwood Jr.
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Which major investors are selling Nielsen stock?

NLSN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pacer Advisors Inc., and State of Alaska Department of Revenue.
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Which major investors are buying Nielsen stock?

NLSN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including NuWave Investment Management 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Nielsen's stock price today?

One share of NLSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.57.

How much money does Nielsen make?

Nielsen has a market capitalization of $9.15 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.

How many employees does Nielsen have?

Nielsen employs 43,000 workers across the globe.

What is Nielsen's official website?

The official website for Nielsen is www.nielsen.com.

Where are Nielsen's headquarters?

Nielsen is headquartered at 85 BROAD STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10004.

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 4/10/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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