What’s Propelling Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares to Increase So Much?

 What's Propelling Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares to Increase So Much?

In today’s session Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NLSN) registered an unusually high (1,071) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious NLSN increase. With 1,071 contracts traded and 674 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: NLSN161216C00044000 closed last at: $0.7 or 7.7% up. About 151,082 shares traded hands. Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) has declined 16.76% since April 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.69% the S&P500.

Analysts await Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.78 earnings per share, down 2.50% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.8 per share. NLSN’s profit will be $283.75M for 13.58 P/E if the $0.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.41% EPS growth.

Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) Ratings Coverage

Out of 15 analysts covering Nielsen Holdings NV (NYSE:NLSN), 11 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 73% are positive. $61 is the highest target while $45 is the lowest. The $54.30 average target is 28.19% above today’s ($42.36) stock price. Nielsen Holdings NV has been the topic of 17 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 15 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) rating on Wednesday, October 26. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $57 price target. As per Friday, July 22, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. On Tuesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Hold”. Macquarie Research initiated Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) on Friday, August 26 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, March 9 by Morgan Stanley. The company was initiated on Tuesday, March 22 by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock of Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 16. The stock has “Market Perform” rating given by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 10.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Nielsen N.V. is engaged in information and measurement services. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, delivers media and marketing information, and analytics on a global and local basis. It operates in two segments: Buy segment and Watch segment. The Buy segment provides retail measurement services, consumer panel measurement and consumer intelligence and analytical services. The Watch segment provides viewership data and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries across television, online and mobile screens. Nielsen N.V., formerly Nielsen Holdings NV, is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.33 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.58, from 0.75 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 3 funds sold all Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares shares owned while 1 reduced positions. 2 funds bought stakes while 1 increased positions. They now own 347,275 shares or 30.18% less from 497,381 shares in 2016Q1.
Tru Department Mb Finance Bancorporation N A holds 0% or 118 shares in its portfolio. Asset Mngmt Group Incorporated accumulated 0.76% or 33,525 shares. Huntington Comml Bank owns 3,087 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Vantage Inv Advisors Ltd Liability Com last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Standard Life Limited has 0.07% invested in the company for 310,517 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since July 28, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $45.57 million net activity. 105,441 shares were sold by CALHOUN DAVID L, worth $5.59 million on Thursday, August 4. On Thursday, July 28 the insider Barns Dwight sold $3.23M. Another trade for 7,883 shares valued at $415,907 was sold by TAVOLIERI GIOVANNI. $5.28 million worth of shares were sold by KASH ARVIN on Thursday, November 3. Charlton Jeffrey sold $245,267 worth of stock or 4,635 shares.

NLSN Company Profile

Nielsen Holdings plc, incorporated on February 4, 2015, is a performance management company. The Firm provides to clients an understanding of what clients watch and what they buy and how those choices intersect. The Company’s divisions include what clients buy (Buy) consisting principally of market research information and analytical services, and what clients watch and listen to (Watch), consisting principally of television, radio, online and mobile audience and advertising measurement services and corresponding analytics. The Company’s Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. The Company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries across the television, radio, online and mobile viewing and listening platforms. The Firm has a presence in over 100 countries.

Another recent and important Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) news was published by Schaeffersresearch.com which published an article titled: “Earnings Roundup: Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NLSN) and JetBlue Airways …” on October 25, 2016.

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