Fmr LLC Has $37.895 Million Position in Nielsen N.V. (NLSN)

FMR LLC boosted its position in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 128.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 903,328 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 508,304 shares during the period. FMR LLC owned approximately 0.25% of Nielsen N.V. worth $37,895,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in NLSN. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 251.2% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 4,478 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $232,000 after buying an additional 3,203 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 20.4% in the third quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 84,207 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,511,000 after buying an additional 14,295 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning increased its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 26.0% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,883 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $208,000 after buying an additional 801 shares in the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the third quarter worth $27,639,000. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 3.3% in the third quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 32,114 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,720,000 after buying an additional 1,040 shares in the last quarter. 91.99% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN)

Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) traded down 0.32% on Friday, hitting $41.00. 3,716,439 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $42.35 and a 200 day moving average price of $44.11. Nielsen N.V. has a 52-week low of $40.28 and a 52-week high of $55.94. The firm has a market cap of $14.66 billion, a PE ratio of 29.50 and a beta of 0.84.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The business services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.35. The firm earned $1.66 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.65 billion. Nielsen N.V. had a net margin of 7.96% and a return on equity of 18.63%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.82 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.68 EPS for the current year.

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NLSN has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. TheStreet downgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 27th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research note on Thursday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research note on Monday. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.79.

In related news, CEO Dwight Barns sold 46,947 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.82, for a total value of $1,916,376.54. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 288,277 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,767,467.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 947 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.26, for a total value of $42,861.22. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 15,841 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $716,963.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 277,894 shares of company stock valued at $12,293,138. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Nielsen N.V. 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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