Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) is set to release its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, April 30th. Analysts expect Nielsen to post earnings of $0.27 per share for the quarter. Nielsen has set its FY 2019 guidance at $1.63-1.77 EPS and its FY19 guidance at $1.63-1.77 EPS.
Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 28th. The business services provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.04). Nielsen had a positive return on equity of 13.68% and a negative net margin of 10.93%. The firm had revenue of $1.66 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Nielsen to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of NLSN opened at $25.39 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.72, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 1.21. Nielsen has a one year low of $20.53 and a one year high of $32.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.68, a PEG ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.88.
NLSN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Nielsen in a report on Monday, December 31st. ValuEngine raised Nielsen from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 5th. Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on Nielsen from $27.00 to $23.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, March 28th. SunTrust Banks set a $28.00 price target on Nielsen and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 28th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on Nielsen from $24.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, March 4th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Nielsen has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.73.
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Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company. It operates in two segments, Buy and Watch. The Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry.
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