A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Nielsen NV (NYSE: NLSN):
Shares of Nielsen NV (NYSE:NLSN) opened at 43.40 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $47.35 and a 200 day moving average of $51.67. The stock has a market cap of $15.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.67 and a beta of 0.85. Nielsen NV has a 52-week low of $42.25 and a 52-week high of $55.94.
Nielsen NV (NYSE:NLSN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.02. Nielsen NV had a net margin of 9.46% and a return on equity of 21.50%. The business earned $1.57 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.59 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.69 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Nielsen NV will post $2.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 22nd will be issued a $0.31 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 18th. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.86%. Nielsen NV’s payout ratio is 76.54%.