Jag Capital Management LLC Holds Stake in Nielsen N.V. (NLSN)

Jag Capital Management LLC held its position in shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 36,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Jag Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Nielsen N.V. were worth $1,539,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Winslow Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the third quarter worth $278,689,000. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC raised its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 258.7% in the fourth quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 3,754,912 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $157,518,000 after buying an additional 2,708,243 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the fourth quarter worth $110,536,000. Capital Guardian Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. during the fourth quarter worth $84,804,000. Finally, Manning & Napier Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V. by 639.3% in the third quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC now owns 1,584,849 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $84,898,000 after buying an additional 1,370,470 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.99% of the company’s stock.

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

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) traded down 0.29% on Friday, hitting $41.01. 3,216,068 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Nielsen N.V. has a one year low of $40.28 and a one year high of $55.94. The stock has a market cap of $14.66 billion, a PE ratio of 29.50 and a beta of 0.84. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $42.35 and a 200-day moving average of $44.11.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The business services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.35. The firm earned $1.66 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.65 billion. Nielsen N.V. had a net margin of 7.96% and a return on equity of 18.63%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.82 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Nielsen N.V. will post $2.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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NLSN has been the subject of a number of research reports. TheStreet lowered shares of Nielsen N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 27th. Barclays PLC downgraded shares of Nielsen N.V. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $50.00 to $45.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen N.V. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 6th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen N.V. in a research report on Monday, February 27th. Finally, Pivotal Research boosted their price objective on shares of Nielsen N.V. from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 27th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.79.

In other Nielsen N.V. news, CEO Dwight Barns sold 46,947 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.82, for a total value of $1,916,376.54. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 288,277 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,767,467.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 947 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.26, for a total transaction of $42,861.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 15,841 shares in the company, valued at $716,963.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 277,894 shares of company stock worth $12,293,138 over the last quarter. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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