Nielsen Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.27 (-1.11 %)
(As of 07/27/2021 04:25 PM ET)
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Volume2.86 million shs
Average Volume3.47 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.65 billion
P/E Ratio14.80
Dividend Yield0.98%
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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 has strategic relationship IHS Markit. 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

1.77 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

124th out of 545 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

49th out of 214 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 3.5Dividend 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 year. 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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Nielsen?

Wall Street analysts have given Nielsen a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Nielsen wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Nielsen?

Nielsen saw a increase in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totaling 21,650,000 shares, an increase of 47.4% from the May 31st total of 14,690,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,220,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.7 days. Currently, 6.1% of the company's stock 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, July 29th 2021.
View our earnings forecast for Nielsen

How can I listen to Nielsen's earnings call?

Nielsen will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, July 29th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 416-621-4642 with passcode "8028449".

How were Nielsen's earnings last quarter?

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) released its quarterly earnings data 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 analyst estimates of $847.47 million. Nielsen had a net margin of 10.46% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.28%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 44.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.29 EPS.
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How has Nielsen's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Nielsen's stock was trading at $15.42 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, NLSN stock has increased by 56.5% and is now trading at $24.13.
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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. Shareholders 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 dividend yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date 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 0.98%. 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 updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 27th. The company provided earnings per share 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 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Nielsen's stock. Their forecasts range from $19.00 to $33.00. On average, they anticipate Nielsen's stock price to reach $25.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.3% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Nielsen's key executives?

Nielsen's management team includes the following people:
  • 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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Raymond James Trust N.A. (0.02%), Integrated Investment Consultants LLC (0.01%) and New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (0.01%). 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 Raymond James Trust N.A..
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Which major investors are buying Nielsen stock?

NLSN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, and Integrated Investment Consultants 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 $24.13.

How much money does Nielsen make?

Nielsen has a market capitalization of $8.65 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 7/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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