Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC boosted its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 3.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,910,598 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 200,403 shares during the quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC owned 1.66% of Nielsen worth $244,994,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in NLSN. Group One Trading L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Nielsen in the 2nd quarter valued at $108,000. Cable Hill Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Nielsen in the 3rd quarter valued at $116,000. First Interstate Bank acquired a new position in shares of Nielsen in the 2nd quarter valued at $124,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Nielsen by 3,670.1% in the 3rd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 3,280 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 3,193 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its stake in shares of Nielsen by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,620 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 87 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.62% of the company’s stock.
In related news, CEO Dwight Barns acquired 13,631 shares of Nielsen stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was purchased at an average cost 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 available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Jamere Jackson sold 16,000 shares of Nielsen stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.30, for a total transaction of $580,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 93,138 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,380,909.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st were given a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 20th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.74%. Nielsen’s dividend payout ratio is 95.77%.
NLSN has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on shares of Nielsen from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of Nielsen in a report on Sunday, September 10th. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of Nielsen in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed 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 assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nielsen presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.60.
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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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