Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) Holdings Trimmed by Jackson Square Partners LLC

Jackson Square Partners LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 1.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,364,067 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 116,672 shares during the quarter. Nielsen makes up approximately 1.7% of Jackson Square Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 24th largest position. Jackson Square Partners LLC owned approximately 2.35% of Nielsen worth $346,690,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 2.5% during the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,620 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $140,000 after acquiring an additional 87 shares during the period. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 3.0% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $139,000 after acquiring an additional 103 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 0.7% during the second quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 20,998 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $812,000 after acquiring an additional 138 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 0.4% during the second quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 50,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,967,000 after acquiring an additional 227 shares during the period. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 2.6% during the second quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 12,680 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $490,000 after acquiring an additional 320 shares during the period. 95.65% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) traded up $0.13 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $37.96. The company had a trading volume of 2,867,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,922,422. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88. The company has a market capitalization of $13,473.84, a PE ratio of 20.90, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.94. Nielsen N.V. has a fifty-two week low of $34.22 and a fifty-two week high of $45.73.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st were paid a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.58%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 20th. Nielsen’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 95.78%.

In other Nielsen news, CEO Dwight Barns bought 13,631 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $36.86 per share, for a total transaction of $502,438.66. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,762 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.21, for a total value of $185,128.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on NLSN shares. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. BidaskClub upgraded Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen in a report on Friday, November 10th. Citigroup upgraded Nielsen from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Nielsen in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.07.

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Nielsen 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN)

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