Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Position Raised by Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 3.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,130 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,277 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Nielsen were worth $2,444,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in NLSN. Vontobel Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Nielsen by 51.2% in the 4th quarter. Vontobel Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,898,520 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $257,335,000 after acquiring an additional 2,334,866 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in shares of Nielsen by 0.3% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,505,579 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $269,656,000 after buying an additional 18,276 shares during the period. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC grew its position in shares of Nielsen by 3.5% during the 3rd quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 5,910,598 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $244,994,000 after buying an additional 200,403 shares during the period. Boston Partners grew its position in shares of Nielsen by 3.6% during the 3rd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 4,062,685 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $168,398,000 after buying an additional 141,937 shares during the period. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its position in shares of Nielsen by 10.7% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 3,189,726 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $132,214,000 after buying an additional 307,701 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.86% of the company’s stock.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) opened at $32.98 on Thursday. Nielsen N.V. has a one year low of $32.33 and a one year high of $45.73. The firm has a market cap of $11,983.24, a P/E ratio of 27.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a current ratio of 1.34.

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The business services provider reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.75 by ($0.04). Nielsen had a return on equity of 16.79% and a net margin of 6.53%. The firm had revenue of $1.76 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.76 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.44 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Nielsen N.V. will post 2.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Nielsen news, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,080 shares of Nielsen stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total value of $110,910.80. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 10,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $363,701. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Jamere Jackson sold 16,000 shares of Nielsen stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.30, for a total transaction of $580,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 93,138 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,380,909.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on NLSN shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Macquarie cut shares of Nielsen from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $38.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Barclays cut shares of Nielsen from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $45.00 to $38.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Citigroup upgraded shares of Nielsen from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Nielsen from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.35.

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Nielsen Company Profile

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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