BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on NLSN. Pivotal Research cut their price objective on Nielsen N.V. from $39.00 to $38.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nielsen N.V. from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $45.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, July 28th. TheStreet upgraded Nielsen N.V. from a c rating to a b- rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an outperform rating on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Nielsen N.V. has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $45.50.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) opened at $36.84 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88.

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In other Nielsen N.V. news, Director Karen M. Hoguet sold 18,620 shares of Nielsen N.V. stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.01, for a total value of $726,366.20. Following the sale, the director now owns 44,080 shares in the company, valued at $1,719,560.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,762 shares of Nielsen N.V. stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.21, for a total value of $185,128.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of NLSN. FMR LLC raised its position in Nielsen N.V. by 16.9% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,055,759 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $43,614,000 after purchasing an additional 152,431 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 1.3% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,250,238 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $51,645,000 after buying an additional 16,359 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 4.3% in the 1st quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 25,533 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,055,000 after buying an additional 1,057 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. in the 1st quarter valued at $7,642,000. Finally, Nuveen Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 83.8% in the 1st quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 38,472 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,589,000 after buying an additional 17,543 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 96.27% 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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