Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN): Why holders are thinking to Buy Industrials Stock


Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) changes shares on Tuesday trading session, with a change of 1.53% or $0.22 shares. The trading starts at $14.35 and closed at $14.42 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $14.29 and day high was $14.71 on Tuesday, August 04. After the session, the Industrials sector daily volume shifted to 2.7 million while its average volume is 3.38M. In other hand, the NLSN market cap reached to $5.23B. While, its current target price is $17.97.

On June 23, 2020, Convenience grocery stores outperform as Britons shop local -Nielsen. According to the news reported on Reuters, Grocery sales at British convenience stores were up 17% year-on-year in the four weeks to June 13, ahead of the 14% growth in total grocery sales, as consumers in coronavirus lockdown prioritised shopping locally, industry data showed on Tuesday.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -0.07% and down -2.66% for month. Its quarterly performance was 8.28% above, while its half year performance is down -29.62%. NLSN yearly performance stood at negative -33.09% and fall -27.88% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Nielsen Holdings plc is 2.50.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. NLSN EPS (TTM) for 12-month is -1.34. EPS for this year is 55.90%, while for the next year its value is 1.63. Its EPS Q/Q reached -141.90%. It has an EPS of -25.90% down for past five years and for the next five years will be down -3.63%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on NLSN for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 6 of 14 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 2 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 5 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $9.00 – $24.00. Average target price for NLSN was reached at $18.43.

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), FMR, LLC and Windacre Partnership LLC are the top three holders in Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 47.19 million shares which valued 591.72 million. On Mar 30, 2020, FMR, LLC owned 32.78 million shares which valued at 411.12 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Windacre Partnership LLC has a total of 28.32 million shares which valued at 355.09 million. In the end, Windacre Partnership LLC have 7.94% shares outstanding of Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.60%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of -1.34. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 15 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.31, while 0.53 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for NLSN published in the report was $0.25 – $0.42 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.53 which is higher than 0.29 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for NLSN fall -14.85% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -1.94% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -1.35%. The moving average value for Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) is 15.72 and 14.78 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in NLSN stock. On Mar 06, Attwood James A Jr, Director, bought 250,000 trading shares at the cost of $16.33, which valued at 4.08 million. On Feb 28, KENNY DAVID W, Chief Executive Officer, bought 55,400 shares at the cost of $18.08, with total shares of 655,792.