Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. grew its position in Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) by 9.2% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 2,456,957 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 207,246 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Nielsen were worth $49,878,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the business. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Nielsen by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,958,678 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $518,867,000 after acquiring an additional 287,901 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Nielsen by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 16,234,559 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $329,562,000 after buying an additional 374,943 shares during the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Nielsen by 0.3% in the third quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 1,542,819 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,785,000 after buying an additional 5,367 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of Nielsen by 519.8% in the fourth quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 980,175 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $19,898,000 after buying an additional 822,020 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Nielsen by 44.2% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 853,404 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $18,135,000 after buying an additional 261,592 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.38% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. SunTrust Banks lowered their target price on Nielsen to $25.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Barclays restated an “underweight” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Nielsen in a research note on Tuesday, December 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.00.

Shares of NLSN traded down $0.24 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $21.36. The company had a trading volume of 2,849,823 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,161,118. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.69 billion, a P/E ratio of -6.02, a PEG ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.94. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $20.76 and a two-hundred day moving average of $20.85. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.65. Nielsen Holdings PLC has a 52-week low of $17.94 and a 52-week high of $27.57.

Nielsen Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN)

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