Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its stake in shares of Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) by 44.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,249,711 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 694,582 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned about 0.63% of Nielsen worth $47,805,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Private Capital Group LLC increased its holdings in Nielsen by 2,265.9% in the second quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 970 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 929 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its holdings in Nielsen by 675.1% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,961 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $45,000 after purchasing an additional 1,708 shares during the period. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. increased its holdings in Nielsen by 66.5% in the second quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. now owns 1,998 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $45,000 after purchasing an additional 798 shares during the period. NuWave Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Nielsen by 2,320.6% during the second quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC now owns 3,413 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $77,000 after acquiring an additional 3,272 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in Nielsen during the second quarter valued at $163,000. Institutional investors own 96.21% of the company’s stock.
A number of brokerages have commented on NLSN. Citigroup set a $28.00 price target on shares of Nielsen and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 16th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Nielsen from $29.00 to $27.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Nielsen from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Nielsen currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.33.
Shares of NLSN opened at $20.88 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.33 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.92. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $21.34 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $22.90. Nielsen Holdings PLC has a 12 month low of $19.86 and a 12 month high of $28.50.
Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The business services provider reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $1.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.63 billion. Nielsen had a negative net margin of 10.70% and a positive return on equity of 18.97%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.20 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts predict that Nielsen Holdings PLC will post 1.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company. It operates in two segments, Buy and Watch. The Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry.
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