Toronto Dominion Bank raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 12.5% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 128,308 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,263 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Nielsen N.V. were worth $5,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Capital Research Global Investors raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 21.2% in 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 acquiring an additional 6,648,088 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 1.7% in 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 acquiring an additional 605,114 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in shares of Nielsen N.V. 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 worth $188,555,000 after buying an additional 2,870,282 shares during the last quarter. Black Creek Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 36.3% during the 2nd quarter. Black Creek Investment Management Inc. now owns 4,740,168 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $183,255,000 after buying an additional 1,262,493 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners increased its holdings in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 3.6% during the 3rd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 4,062,685 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $168,398,000 after buying an additional 141,937 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.67% of the company’s stock.

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Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) opened at $36.38 on Friday. 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 company has a market cap of $12,957.39, a P/E ratio of 20.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.95.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be given a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 20th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.74%. Nielsen N.V.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 95.78%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. 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 report on Friday. Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.40.

In other Nielsen N.V. news, Director Karen M. Hoguet sold 18,620 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were 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 owns 44,080 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,719,560.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Luca Guerrino De purchased 1,369 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $36.54 per share, with a total value of $50,023.26. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN)

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