Media coverage about Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nielsen N.V. earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3655333284846 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) traded down 2.86% on Thursday, hitting $41.17. 2,368,477 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $14.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.01 and a beta of 0.97. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $39.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $40.92. Nielsen N.V. has a 12-month low of $36.96 and a 12-month high of $54.99.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $1.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.65 billion. Nielsen N.V. had a net margin of 7.68% and a return on equity of 15.96%. The company’s revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.31 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 24th will be given a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 22nd. Nielsen N.V.’s payout ratio is presently 99.27%.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Pivotal Research decreased their target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $39.00 to $38.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG decreased their target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $44.00 to $40.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nielsen N.V. has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.64.

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In other Nielsen N.V. news, CFO Jamere Jackson sold 11,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.55, for a total value of $443,325.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 87,888 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,388,082.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Stephen Hasker sold 20,930 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total transaction of $899,990.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 79,341 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,411,663. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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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