Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX lowered its holdings in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) by 13.2% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 53,234 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 8,100 shares during the period. Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX’s holdings in Nielsen were worth $1,938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Aurora Investment Counsel purchased a new position in shares of Nielsen in the 4th quarter valued at about $2,112,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 11.3% in the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 773,230 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $32,050,000 after acquiring an additional 78,675 shares during the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 3.5% in the 3rd quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 5,910,598 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $244,994,000 after acquiring an additional 200,403 shares during the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 0.7% in the 3rd quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 1,781,242 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $73,832,000 after acquiring an additional 13,118 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 10.7% in the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 3,189,726 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $132,214,000 after acquiring an additional 307,701 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.63% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) opened at $37.46 on Tuesday. Nielsen N.V. has a 1 year low of $34.22 and a 1 year high of $45.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.88, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 1.41. The firm has a market capitalization of $13,340.00, a P/E ratio of 26.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.94.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nielsen from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Robert W. Baird upgraded Nielsen from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Nielsen in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of Nielsen in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.25.
In other news, CFO Jamere Jackson sold 16,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.30, for a total value of $580,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 93,138 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,380,909.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Jeffrey Charlton sold 3,080 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total value of $110,910.80. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $363,701. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.67% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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