Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Shares Bought by Sterling Capital Management LLC

Sterling Capital Management LLC increased its position in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 4.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,768,124 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 72,692 shares during the quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.50% of Nielsen N.V. worth $68,356,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Washington Trust Bank raised its holdings in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 8,318 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $322,000 after purchasing an additional 36 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,620 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after acquiring an additional 87 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 20,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $804,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the period. Creative Planning raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 103 shares during the period. Finally, CIBC Asset Management Inc raised its holdings in Nielsen N.V. by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 20,998 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $812,000 after acquiring an additional 138 shares during the period. 96.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) traded down 1.22% on Wednesday, hitting $39.69. 1,662,533 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $40.00 and its 200 day moving average is $39.93. Nielsen N.V. has a 12 month low of $36.96 and a 12 month high of $54.99. The firm has a market cap of $14.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.97 and a beta of 0.99.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.14). Nielsen N.V. had a net margin of 7.68% and a return on equity of 15.96%. The business had revenue of $1.64 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.65 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.31 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.60 earnings per share for the current year.

NLSN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $44.00 price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Pivotal Research reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 price target on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Sunday, September 10th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.64.

In other news, insider Stephen Hasker sold 20,930 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total value of $899,990.00. Following the sale, the insider now 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. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,762 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.21, for a total transaction of $185,128.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 43,312 shares of company stock worth $1,811,484. Insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN)

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