News coverage about Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nielsen N.V. earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6793880932941 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

NLSN has been the subject of a number of research reports. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $50.00 to $49.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Nielsen N.V. has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.40.

Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) traded down $0.08 during trading on Friday, hitting $36.51. The company had a trading volume of 585,593 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,901,703. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88, a current ratio of 1.41 and a quick ratio of 1.41. Nielsen N.V. has a 1 year low of $34.22 and a 1 year high of $45.73. The firm has a market cap of $13,030.00, a P/E ratio of 20.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.94.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 20th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.73%. Nielsen N.V.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 95.77%.

In other Nielsen N.V. news, Director Karen M. Hoguet sold 18,620 shares of the business’s 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 completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 44,080 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,719,560.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Luca Guerrino De purchased 1,369 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $36.54 per share, with a total value of $50,023.26. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 25,462 shares of company stock valued at $1,022,405 over the last quarter. 0.67% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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