Nielsen NV (NLSN) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
Aperio Group LLC increased its position in Nielsen NV (NYSE:NLSN) by 6.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 109,633 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,403 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Nielsen NV were worth $5,873,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Nielsen NV by 2.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 31,101,138 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,616,326,000 after buying an additional 834,315 shares during the last quarter. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt raised its stake in Nielsen NV by 11.8% in the third quarter. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt now owns 6,394,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $342,463,000 after buying an additional 675,000 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in Nielsen NV by 4.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 6,017,326 shares of the company’s stock worth $312,720,000 after buying an additional 261,546 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its stake in Nielsen NV by 1.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 5,379,285 shares of the company’s stock worth $279,562,000 after buying an additional 96,580 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Winslow Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Nielsen NV during the third quarter worth $278,689,000. 91.85% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Nielsen NV (NYSE:NLSN) traded up 0.05% during trading on Monday, hitting $43.42. 2,111,222 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $15.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.69 and a beta of 0.85. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $47.35 and its 200-day moving average price is $51.67. Nielsen NV has a 52-week low of $42.25 and a 52-week high of $55.94.
Nielsen NV (NYSE:NLSN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.57 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.59 billion. Nielsen NV had a return on equity of 21.50% and a net margin of 9.46%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.69 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Nielsen NV will post $2.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 18th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.86%. Nielsen NV’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 76.54%.
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A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen NV in a research note on Thursday, November 17th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen NV in a research note on Tuesday, October 25th. Macquarie set a $61.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen NV and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. Pivotal Research dropped their price target on shares of Nielsen NV from $52.00 to $51.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Nielsen NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. Nielsen NV has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.82.
In related news, Vice Chairman Arvin Kash sold 120,196 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.96, for a total value of $5,283,816.16. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 47,376 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,082,648.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 5,574 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.72, for a total transaction of $254,843.28. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 18,266 shares in the company, valued at $835,121.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.
About Nielsen NV
Nielsen N.V. (Nielsen), formerly Nielsen Holdings N.V., is an information and measurement company. The Company is engaged in providing clients with an understanding of consumers and consumer behavior. The Company delivers media and marketing information, and analytics on a global and local basis. Nielsen operates through two business segments: Buy and Watch.
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