Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. Has $30.99 Million Position in Nielsen Holdings PLC (NLSN)

Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its holdings in Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) by 55.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,309,241 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 466,332 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Nielsen were worth $30,991,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Parallel Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Nielsen by 75.2% in the first quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 1,051 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $25,000 after buying an additional 451 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management lifted its stake in Nielsen by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 74,159 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,730,000 after buying an additional 509 shares during the period. ETF Managers Group LLC lifted its stake in Nielsen by 15.8% in the fourth quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC now owns 4,100 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $96,000 after buying an additional 558 shares during the period. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV lifted its stake in Nielsen by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 28,334 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $661,000 after buying an additional 646 shares during the period. Finally, Triad Investment Management lifted its stake in Nielsen by 0.6% in the first quarter. Triad Investment Management now owns 107,823 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,552,000 after buying an additional 692 shares during the period. 99.84% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:NLSN opened at $24.27 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.76. Nielsen Holdings PLC has a twelve month low of $20.53 and a twelve month high of $32.06. The company has a market cap of $8.57 billion, a PE ratio of 14.03, a PEG ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.91.

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The business services provider reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.08. Nielsen had a positive return on equity of 15.52% and a negative net margin of 11.46%. The company had revenue of $1.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.57 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.40 earnings per share. Nielsen’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Nielsen Holdings PLC will post 1.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 19th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 5th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.77%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 4th. Nielsen’s payout ratio is 80.92%.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on Nielsen from $24.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price target on Nielsen and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Nielsen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks set a $28.00 price target on Nielsen and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 28th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.67.

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About Nielsen

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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