The stock of Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) hit a new 52-week low and has $40.49 target or 6.00% below today’s $43.07 share price. The 8 months bearish chart indicates high risk for the $15.39 billion company. The 1-year low was reported on Nov, 15 by Barchart.com. If the $40.49 price target is reached, the company will be worth $923.40M less.
The 52-week low event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very negative momentum and is time when sellers come in. During such technical setups, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful buying the stock. The stock last traded at $43.07 per share. It is down 19.03% since April 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.95% the S&P500.
Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) Ratings Coverage
Out of 13 analysts covering Nielsen Holdings NV (NYSE:NLSN), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 69% are positive. $61 is the highest target while $45 is the lowest. The $54.30 average target is 26.07% above today’s ($43.07) stock price. Nielsen Holdings NV has been the topic of 15 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Hold” on Friday, October 16. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 26 with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, March 9 to “Equal-Weight”. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 10 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 15 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 7 by Citigroup. The stock of Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) earned “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, March 22. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 22 to “Market Perform”. Pivotal Research maintained it with “Hold” rating and $51 target price in Tuesday, October 25 report. William Blair initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, September 16 report.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Nielsen N.V. is engaged in information and measurement services. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, delivers media and marketing information, and analytics on a global and local basis. It operates in two segments: Buy segment and Watch segment. The Buy segment provides retail measurement services, consumer panel measurement and consumer intelligence and analytical services. The Watch segment provides viewership data and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries across television, online and mobile screens. Nielsen N.V., formerly Nielsen Holdings NV, is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.58, from 1.33 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 3 funds sold all Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares shares owned while 1 reduced positions. 2 funds bought stakes while 1 increased positions. They now own 347,275 shares or 30.18% less from 497,381 shares in 2016Q1.
Standard Life Invests Limited has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN). Asset Gru holds 0.76% or 33,525 shares in its portfolio. Huntington Comml Bank accumulated 3,087 shares or 0% of the stock. Vantage Inv Advsr Llc holds 0% of its portfolio in Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) for 28 shares. Department Mb Finance Bancorp N A accumulated 118 shares or 0% of the stock.
Insider Transactions: Since May 20, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $45.85 million net activity. 5,574 Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) shares with value of $254,843 were sold by Charlton Jeffrey. Another trade for 7,883 shares valued at $415,907 was made by TAVOLIERI GIOVANNI on Thursday, August 11. On Thursday, July 28 Barns Dwight sold $3.23 million worth of the stock or 60,136 shares. KASH ARVIN had sold 120,196 shares worth $5.28M. 577,320 shares were sold by CALHOUN DAVID L, worth $30.56M.
Another recent and important Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) news was published by Schaeffersresearch.com which published an article titled: “Earnings Roundup: Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NLSN) and JetBlue Airways …” on October 25, 2016.
NLSN Company Profile
Nielsen Holdings plc, incorporated on February 4, 2015, is a performance management company. The Firm provides to clients an understanding of what clients watch and what they buy and how those choices intersect. The Company’s divisions include what clients buy (Buy) consisting principally of market research information and analytical services, and what clients watch and listen to (Watch), consisting principally of television, radio, online and mobile audience and advertising measurement services and corresponding analytics. The Company’s Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. The Company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries across the television, radio, online and mobile viewing and listening platforms. The Firm has a presence in over 100 countries.
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