Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) CFO Jamere Jackson sold 16,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 $3,380,909.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) opened at $37.53 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $13,256.57, a P/E ratio of 20.56, a P/E/G ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88. Nielsen N.V. has a 1-year low of $34.22 and a 1-year high of $45.73.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st were issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.62%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 20th. Nielsen’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 95.78%.

Several equities analysts have commented on NLSN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Citigroup raised shares of Nielsen from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, November 17th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 target price on shares of Nielsen in a report on Friday, November 10th. Deutsche Bank set a $35.00 target price on shares of Nielsen and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their target price on shares of Nielsen from $47.00 to $46.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Three equities research 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. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.60.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Capital Research Global Investors grew its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 21.2% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 38,007,292 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,469,362,000 after purchasing an additional 6,648,088 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 35,309,380 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,365,061,000 after purchasing an additional 605,114 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings 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 valued at $269,656,000 after purchasing an additional 18,276 shares during the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC grew its holdings 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 valued at $244,994,000 after purchasing an additional 200,403 shares during the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 143.0% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 4,877,253 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $188,555,000 after purchasing an additional 2,870,282 shares during the last quarter. 95.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Nielsen

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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