News articles about Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nielsen earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.349251569116 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Nielsen (NLSN) Lowered to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Oakland startup helps businesses join the social media conversation about their brands (feeds.bizjournals.com)
- Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.75 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cozy Products® Participates in Homestead Bloggers Network Giveaway Contest (prweb.com)
- Mixcloud Taps Gracenote for Advanced Music Recognition to Improve Royalty Payment Process for Rights Holders (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Nielsen (NLSN) traded down $0.33 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $36.21. The company had a trading volume of 1,897,739 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,977,612. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88. The firm has a market cap of $13,014.38, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.94. Nielsen has a twelve month low of $34.22 and a twelve month high of $45.73.
Several brokerages have commented on NLSN. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of Nielsen in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on Nielsen from $47.00 to $46.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Nielsen from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Nielsen in a report on Friday, October 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Nielsen has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.60.
In other Nielsen news, CEO Dwight Barns acquired 13,631 shares of Nielsen stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were bought at an average price of $36.86 per share, with a total value of $502,438.66. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,080 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total value of $110,910.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,100 shares in the company, valued at approximately $363,701. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.67% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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