Nielsen Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.52 (-2.60 %)
(As of 09/20/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume3.95 million shs
Average Volume3.61 million shs
Market Capitalization$6.99 billion
P/E Ratio10.14
Dividend Yield1.20%
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About Nielsen

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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Overall MarketRank

2.56 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

31st out of 392 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

15th out of 134 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.1Community Rank: 4.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Nielsen a buy right now?

7 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nielsen in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Nielsen stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in NLSN, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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Are investors shorting Nielsen?

Nielsen saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 22,530,000 shares, an increase of 49.2% from the August 15th total of 15,100,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,220,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 7.0 days. Approximately 6.4% 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 Monday, November 1st 2021.
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How were Nielsen's earnings last quarter?

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 29th. The business services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.07. The business services provider had revenue of $861 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $855.07 million. Nielsen had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 23.22% and a net margin of 13.93%.
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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 shares have increased by 26.3% and is now trading at $19.47.
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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 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share on Thursday, September 2nd. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 18th.
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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 1.20%. The dividend payout ratio of Nielsen is 15.79%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Nielsen will have a dividend payout ratio of 14.55% 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 updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.540-$1.610 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.540. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.48 billion-$3.49 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.48 billion.

What price target have analysts set for NLSN?

7 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Nielsen's shares. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $33.00. On average, they expect Nielsen's share price to reach $25.57 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 31.3% from the stock's current price.
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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.

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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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.57%), FMR LLC (9.02%), BlackRock Inc. (5.96%), Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (5.94%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (4.47%) and State Street Corp (3.40%). Company insiders that own Nielsen stock include David W Kenny and James A Attwood Jr.
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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 Credit Suisse AG, Bank of America Corp DE, Cibc World Markets Corp, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, and BlackRock Inc..
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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 Wells Fargo & Company MN, Amundi, SG Americas Securities LLC, Ariel Investments LLC, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Technologies LLC, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 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 $19.47.

How much money does Nielsen make?

Nielsen has a market capitalization of $6.99 billion and generates $6.29 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $-6,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $1.52 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 9/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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