Usca Ria LLC Makes New Investment in Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN)

Usca Ria LLC acquired a new position in shares of Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $26,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in NLSN. Private Capital Group LLC boosted its position in Nielsen by 2,265.9% during the 2nd quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 970 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $30,000 after acquiring an additional 929 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 675.1% during the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,961 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $45,000 after buying an additional 1,708 shares during the last quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 66.5% during the 2nd quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. now owns 1,998 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $45,000 after buying an additional 798 shares during the last quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Nielsen by 2,320.6% during the 2nd quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC now owns 3,413 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $77,000 after buying an additional 3,272 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Nielsen during the 2nd quarter valued at about $163,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.47% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NLSN stock traded up $0.44 during trading on Friday, reaching $20.35. The company had a trading volume of 6,311,881 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,376,662. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $20.92 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $22.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.90, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.07. Nielsen Holdings PLC has a one year low of $17.94 and a one year high of $28.50. The company has a market capitalization of $7.43 billion, a PE ratio of 11.76, a PEG ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 0.92.

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Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 7th. The business services provider reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.11. Nielsen had a positive return on equity of 18.97% and a negative net margin of 10.70%. The business had revenue of $1.62 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.61 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Nielsen Holdings PLC will post 1.69 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on NLSN. ValuEngine lowered Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 1st. Citigroup set a $28.00 price target on Nielsen and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 16th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Nielsen from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.00.

Nielsen Profile

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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