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NYSE:NLSN

Nielsen - NLSN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$27.58
+0.02 (+0.07%)
(As of 08/16/2022 05:16 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$27.46
$27.64
50-Day Range
$21.72
$27.58
52-Week Range
$16.02
$27.79
Volume
4.16 million shs
Average Volume
6.52 million shs
Market Capitalization
$9.92 billion
P/E Ratio
18.76
Dividend Yield
0.87%
Price Target
$24.57

Nielsen MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.86 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.9% Downside
$24.57 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
4.80% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.87
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.11mentions of Nielsen in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
4.44%
From $1.80 to $1.88 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

1.58 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

312th out of 339 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

101st out of 107 stocks

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About Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) Stock

Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company worldwide. The company provides viewership and listening data, and analytics principally to media publishers and marketers, and advertising agencies for television, computer, mobile, CTV, digital, and listening platforms. It also offers television audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services; video advertising services; and independent measurement and consumer research primarily servicing radio, advertisers, and advertising agencies in the audio industry. In addition, it offers consumer behavioral and transactional data. Nielsen Holdings plc provides marketing solutions. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, BMO Capital Markets cut shares of Nielsen from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and cut their price target for the stock from $34.00 to $28.00 in a report on Monday, May 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a hold rating to the company's stock. According to data from MarketBeat, Nielsen presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $24.57.

Nielsen Stock Performance

Shares of NYSE:NLSN traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $27.58. The company's stock had a trading volume of 4,163,120 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,520,789. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $23.94 and a 200 day moving average price of $23.47. Nielsen has a one year low of $16.02 and a one year high of $27.79. The company has a current ratio of 2.04, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.76 and a beta of 1.34.

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $882.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $886.52 million. Nielsen had a net margin of 14.99% and a return on equity of 17.69%. Nielsen's revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share. On average, research analysts forecast that Nielsen will post 1.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Nielsen Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.87%. Nielsen's dividend payout ratio is currently 16.33%.

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NLSN Company Calendar

Dividend Payable
6/16/2022
Last Earnings
7/27/2022
Today
8/16/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/2 Dividend
8/17/2022
Dividend Payable
9/02/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Ex-Dividend for 6/16 Dividend
1/01/2100

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Research & Consulting Services
CUSIP
N6321810
Employees
15,000
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$24.57
High Stock Price Forecast
$28.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$17.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-10.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.86
Research Coverage
7 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$963 million
Pretax Margin
15.56%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.50 billion
Cash Flow
$3.28 per share
Book Value
$9.74 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
357,567,000
Market Cap
$9.92 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.34

Key Executives

  • Mr. David W. Kenny (Age 60)
    CEO & Exec. Director
    Comp: $3.6M
  • Ms. Linda K. Zukauckas (Age 60)
    Chief Financial Officer
    Comp: $1.91M
  • Mr. Karthik Rao (Age 48)
    Chief Operating Officer
    Comp: $1.36M
  • Mr. George D. Callard (Age 58)
    Chief Legal & Corp. Affairs Officer
    Comp: $1.33M
  • Ms. Laurie Lovett (Age 54)
    Chief People Officer
    Comp: $1.19M
  • Mr. Henry Iglesias (Age 49)
    Principal Accounting Officer & Corp. Controller
  • Mr. Srini Varadarajan
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Ms. Sara Rebecca Gubins
    Sr. VP of Investor Relations & Treasury
  • Ms. Emily Tabak Epstein (Age 44)
    Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel of Corp. & Compliance and Corp. Sec.
  • Ms. Jamie Moldafsky (Age 61)
    Chief Marketing & Communications Officer













NLSN Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Nielsen stock right now?

7 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Nielsen in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 6 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" NLSN shares. 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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What is Nielsen's stock price forecast for 2022?

7 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Nielsen's shares. Their NLSN share price forecasts range from $17.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $24.57 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.8%.
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How have NLSN shares performed in 2022?

Nielsen's stock was trading at $20.51 at the beginning of the year. Since then, NLSN stock has increased by 34.4% and is now trading at $27.56.
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When is Nielsen's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 27th 2022.
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How were Nielsen's earnings last quarter?

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 27th. The business services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.01. The business services provider earned $882 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $886.52 million. Nielsen had a net margin of 14.99% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.69%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share.

How often does Nielsen pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Nielsen?

Nielsen announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share on Friday, September 2nd. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th.
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Is Nielsen a good dividend stock?

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.87%. The dividend payout ratio is 16.33%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, NLSN will have a dividend payout ratio of 12.77% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for NLSN.

How will Nielsen's stock buyback program work?

Nielsen declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Monday, February 28th 2022, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 16% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has Nielsen issued on next quarter's earnings?

Nielsen updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.81-$1.91 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $1.88. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.60 billion-$3.64 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.61 billion.

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

524 employees have rated Nielsen Chief Executive Officer David Kenny on Glassdoor.com. David Kenny has an approval rating of 82% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Nielsen own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Nielsen investors own include 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 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Windacre Partnership LLC (27.29%), Nomura Holdings Inc. (4.42%), State Street Corp (3.31%), Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (2.93%), FMR LLC (2.46%) and Segantii Capital Management Ltd (1.67%). Insiders that own company stock include David W Kenny, James A Attwood Jr and Windacre Partnership Llc.
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How do I buy shares of Nielsen?

Shares of NLSN stock 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 $27.56.

How much money does Nielsen make?

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) has a market capitalization of $9.92 billion and generates $3.50 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $963 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.47 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Nielsen have?

The company employs 15,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Nielsen?

Nielsen's mailing address is 85 BROAD STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10004. The official website for the company is www.nielsen.com. The business services provider can be reached via phone at (646) 654-5000, via email at ir@nielsen.com, or via fax at 31-20-690-3175.

This page (NYSE:NLSN) was last updated on 8/16/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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