Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. acquired a new position in Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 9,870 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $359,000.
Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Capital Guardian Trust Co. boosted its position in Nielsen by 25.2% in the third quarter. Capital Guardian Trust Co. now owns 1,139,989 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $47,253,000 after purchasing an additional 229,675 shares during the last quarter. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI purchased a new position in shares of Nielsen during the 2nd quarter valued at $2,407,000. Pinebridge Investments L.P. lifted its position in shares of Nielsen by 3,246.9% during the 3rd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 53,015 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,197,000 after buying an additional 51,431 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia lifted its position in shares of Nielsen by 20.5% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 26,733 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,032,000 after buying an additional 4,543 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Republic Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Nielsen by 5.5% during the 3rd quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 54,624 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,265,000 after buying an additional 2,836 shares during the last quarter. 95.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on NLSN shares. BidaskClub cut Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Nielsen from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Nielsen in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. Robert W. Baird raised Nielsen from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Nielsen in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.25.
In related news, Director Luca Guerrino De acquired 1,369 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $36.54 per share, with a total value of $50,023.26. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Jamere Jackson sold 16,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.30, for a total value of $580,800.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 93,138 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,380,909.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.
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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.
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