Nielsen Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.41 (-1.62 %)
(As of 06/17/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume1.94 million shs
Average Volume3.78 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.92 billion
P/E Ratio15.27
Dividend Yield0.95%
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About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Nielsen Global Media (Media) and Nielsen Global Connect (Connect). The Media segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics principally to media publishers and marketers, and advertising agencies for television, radio, digital viewing, and listening platforms. This segment offers television audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement and analytic services; addressable TV measurement services; video advertising services; and independent measurement and consumer research primarily servicing radio, advertisers, and advertising agencies in the audio industry. The Connect segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer-packaged goods industry. This segment offers retail and consumer panel measurement, analytics, loyalty data processing, and advisory services. Nielsen Holdings plc provides media and marketing information and analytics. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, New York.


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Overall MarketRank

1.61 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

78th out of 505 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

36th out of 204 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider 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?

9 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nielsen in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 3 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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When is Nielsen's next earnings date?

Nielsen is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 4th 2021.
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How were Nielsen's earnings last quarter?

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 6th. The business services provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.15. The business services provider earned $863 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $847.47 million. Nielsen had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.28% and a net margin of 10.46%. Nielsen's revenue was down 44.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.29 EPS.
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How has Nielsen's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Nielsen's stock was trading at $15.42 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, NLSN shares have increased by 61.4% and is now trading at $24.89.
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How often does Nielsen pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Nielsen?

Nielsen announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 23rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share on Thursday, June 17th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 2nd.
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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 0.95%. Nielsen does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. 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 14.63% 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 FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of 1.470-1.580 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.490. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.46 billion-$3.49 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.47 billion.

What price target have analysts set for NLSN?

9 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Nielsen's stock. Their forecasts range from $19.00 to $33.00. On average, they anticipate Nielsen's share price to reach $25.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.7% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Nielsen's key executives?

Nielsen's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David W. Kenny, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 59, Pay $3M)
  • Ms. Linda K. Zukauckas, Chief Financial Officer (Age 59, Pay $2.97M)
  • Mr. George D. Callard, Chief Legal & Corp. Affairs Officer (Age 56, Pay $1.46M)
  • Ms. Laurie Lovett, Chief HR Officer
  • Mr. Karthik Rao, Chief Operating Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Christopher Taft, Sr. VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 41)
  • Mr. Srini Varadarajan, Chief Technology Officer
  • Ms. Sara Rebecca Gubins, Sr. VP of Investor Relations & Treasury
  • Ms. Emily Epstein, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel of Corp. & Compliance and Corp. Sec.
  • Ms. Jamie Moldafsky, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer (Age 60)

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.10%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (4.64%), Morgan Stanley (3.14%), UBS Group AG (2.97%), Credit Suisse AG (2.74%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.88%). 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 Barclays PLC, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Golden Gate Private Equity Inc., Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Credit Suisse AG, Ameriprise Financial Inc., UBS Group AG, and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA.
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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 Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, BlackRock Inc., Cibc World Markets Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, Glenmede Trust Co. NA, and MUFG Securities EMEA plc. 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 $24.89.

How much money does Nielsen make?

Nielsen has a market capitalization of $8.92 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 6/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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