News headlines about Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nielsen N.V. earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6270423864025 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) opened at 38.85 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $13.85 billion, a PE ratio of 28.32 and a beta of 0.97. Nielsen N.V. has a 1-year low of $36.96 and a 1-year high of $54.99. The company’s 50 day moving average is $40.34 and its 200-day moving average is $40.72.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $1.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.65 billion. Nielsen N.V. had a net margin of 7.68% and a return on equity of 15.96%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.31 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 24th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 22nd. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.50%. Nielsen N.V.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 99.27%.

NLSN has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. TheStreet raised shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub raised shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Pivotal Research cut their target price on shares of 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. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG cut their target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $44.00 to $40.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nielsen N.V. has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.64.

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In other Nielsen N.V. news, insider Stephen Hasker sold 20,930 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total transaction of $899,990.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 79,341 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,411,663. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.

About Nielsen N.V.

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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