Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 88.3% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 11,300 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,300 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Nielsen N.V. were worth $436,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Creative Planning increased its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 3.0% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 103 shares in the last quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 2.6% in the first quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,010 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $207,000 after buying an additional 125 shares in the last quarter. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the first quarter valued at approximately $220,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 50.7% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 5,357 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $221,000 after buying an additional 1,802 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Global X Management Co. LLC increased its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 28.7% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 5,886 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $243,000 after buying an additional 1,312 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.96% of the company’s stock.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE NLSN) traded down 0.63% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $40.91. 512,900 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $14.59 billion, a PE ratio of 29.82 and a beta of 0.97. Nielsen N.V. has a one year low of $36.96 and a one year high of $54.99. 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. (NYSE:NLSN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.65 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.31 EPS. Nielsen N.V.’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.62 EPS for the current year.

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

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Several analysts have recently commented on NLSN shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Monday, April 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a report on Friday, April 21st. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.64.

In other news, insider Stephen Hasker sold 20,930 shares of the company’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 transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Jamere Jackson sold 11,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.55, for a total transaction of $443,325.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 87,888 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,388,082.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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