|Bid||26.13 x 1100|
|Ask||26.14 x 2200|
|Day's Range||26.00 - 26.29|
|52 Week Range||20.53 - 34.37|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.17|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Apr 24, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.40 (5.91%)|
|1y Target Est||28.00|
NEW YORK, April 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) declared a quarterly cash dividend of 35 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on June 19, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 5, 2019. Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide.
It’s a bright morning in Paris and Lucia Pica, global creative designer for make-up and colour at Chanel for more than four years, greets me effusively. The “this” to which Pica refers is meeting in Chanel’s glossy monochrome HQ (with three Chanel publicists in tow) to celebrate the launch of a new foundation, Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint. Renowned for her bold approach to colour and ability to set trends, Pica honed her craft working for magazines like Love and Self Service, and as an assistant to Tilbury, having first arrived in London from Naples, aged 19.
Nielsen (NLSN) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Index declined slightly in the first quarter of 2019 to 106, down one point from 107 in the fourth quarter of 2018, but still at historically high levels since the inception of the index in 2005. The softening in consumer confidence in many mature markets was offset by strengthening in many emerging markets. "Despite the high levels of confidence globally, consumers in different markets have different views about where the economy is heading in 2019," said Bart van Ark, Global Chief Economist of The Conference Board.
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Three of the world’s largest private equity groups have pulled out of the auction to acquire a majority stake in WPP’s market research arm due to concerns over the threat of technology giants to its business model and the seller’s high-expectations on pricing.
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Donald Trump has initiated a shake-up of the Department of Homeland Security, signalling a tougher approach on immigration as an increasing number of migrant families from Central America seek asylum in the US. The White House said on Monday that Randolph “Tex” Alles would be leaving his job as head of the Secret Service, a part of DHS best known for its role in protecting the president. Additional senior DHS officials could depart in the coming days, an administration official said, as the White House looks at a revised version of its controversial zero tolerance immigration policy, which led to family separations at the border last year.
NEW YORK, April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nielsen (NLSN) announced an expansion of its Connect Partner Network, the industry's largest open ecosystem of tech-driven solution providers for retailers and manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. The next evolution of this program reflects a commitment to empowering clients with a future-proof approach to keep pace with consumer needs and understand the quickly changing landscape in which these consumers shop. Just this year, the Connect Partner Network has added five new partners designed to drive greater promotion in the workplace and assist beverage alcohol clients vying to stay ahead of an increasingly fragmented landscape.
surged more than 7% in Wednesday on rumors the company is close to a deal to sell itself to a private-equity firm. The New York Post reported last Thursday that Blackstone had opted against making a final offer for Nielsen, citing the struggling company's problematic financials. , was also reported to have lost interest in making a bid for the troubled company, the Post said, citing sources close to the situation.
Speculating on buyouts can be dicey. Just look at the situation with Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN), which is a leading global measurement and data analytics company. Last week a report from the New York Post sent the company's stock reeling by about 10%. The result is that most of the gains for the year for Nielsen stock were wiped out.Source: David Boyle via FlickrThe news report indicated that the company's efforts to sell itself have hit a wall that is, it appears that Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) has backed away from the deal. It also looks like Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) has been losing interest as well.So what now? Is this a sign to stay away from Nielsen stock? Or might there be value here? Well, it is not unusual for buyers to get cold feet. In auction situations, the valuations can get excessive. In fact, both BX and APO are known to be quite disciplined with their dealmaking.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * The Elite 8 Stocks to Buy for Massive Outperformance But then again, when it comes to Nielsen stock, the valuation is really not a problem. Consider that the shares are trading at a forward price-to-earnings multiple of 12.6X. The dividend yield is also at an attractive 5.26%.Now there are certainly some other positives. For example, Nielsen has a strong platform that goes well beyond TV ratings, such as providing measurement services for websites and apps. These are must-have offerings as brands need a way to evaluate their large marketing budgets. Nielsen is also highly trusted, as the company has been around for more than 90 years.By having access to large amounts of data, Nielsen is in a position to leverage artificial intelligence. This technology should allow for providing predictions and insights, which should lead to more effective ad campaigns. The Problems with NLSN StockYet there still are some nagging issues. Note that last year the top-line flat-lined and there was a drop in operating cash flows from $1.3B to $1.06 billion. It looks as if this poor performance is a key reason for BX's reluctance.Why the slowdown? One problem is that NLSN's customers are pushing back on price increases. Let's face it, some of its major ones, such as Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Nestle (OTCMKTS:NSRGY), Unilever (NYSE:UN) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), are under pressure to rethink their marketing budgets.Then there is the issue of online privacy. For the most part, new regulations in Europe have made it more difficult to measure audiences.Oh, and something else: The company has initiated a restructuring. This has not only included a focus on reducing costs but also simplifying the operations. Because of a string of acquisitions, the IT platform is a jumble of legacy systems, which has made it difficult to leverage next-generation technologies.We need to make faster, bolder decisions. We're going to need to execute those decisions and we need to transform Nielsen into a truly product-driven measurement and technology organization," said Nielsen CEO, David Kenny, on the latest earnings call. Bottom Line On Nielsen StockAgain, Nielsen stock is trading at reasonable levels. The dividend should also act as a cushion. And even though the cash flows are flagging, there should be enough to fund the dividend for a while.Nevertheless, NLSN stock may still languish. The restructuring is still in the early stages and the marketing industry is undergoing major changes. It also is not encouraging that top-tier private equity firms appear to not have much interest. After all, they have access to large amounts of proprietary information about the company.So given all this, it's probably best to avoid NLSN stock for now.Tom Taulli is the author of High-Profit IPO Strategies, All About Commodities and All About Short Selling. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Tech Stocks That Transformed Their Business * 8 Genomic Testing Stocks That Can Ease the Sting of Theranos * 7 Weak Blue-Chip Stocks to Trim Immediately Compare Brokers The post Private Equity Is Dodging Nielsen Stock and So Should You appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NEW YORK, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nielsen (NLSN) today announced that its Consumer Neuroscience division, the leader in measuring nonconscious responses central to consumer emotions and behavior, launched its Behavioral Sciences Institute, a collection of multidisciplinary programs designed to educate industry leaders and help them apply knowledge from the latest in science-based behavioral insights. Available immediately and led by more than 20 highly credentialed Ph.D./M.D. neuroscientists, who are part of Nielsen's global team, the initiative features a range of seminars and workshops on behavioral sciences and consumer insights topics grounded in Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience's deep understanding of conscious and nonconscious decision-making.
Nielsen (NLSN) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Building on Wednesday's intraday bounce out of deep trouble to only modest trouble, the bulls mustered another winning session on Thursday. The S&P 500 gained 0.36% yesterday, not driving a high above Wednesday's peak, but at least keeping the market above its 20-day moving average line.Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) led the way with its 14.1% pop following the release of surprisingly strong fourth-quarter numbers that were underscored by an expansion of its men's lineup. Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT) fared slightly better though, in response a fourth-quarter earnings beat and very encouraging guidance.Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) was at the other end of the spectrum, falling 11.2% on reports that Blackstone was no longer bidding on the ratings company that's been "for sale" for some time now.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHeaded into the last trading day of the week, the stock charts of Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS), Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) and Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM) are worth the closest technical looks. Here's why. Kimco Realty (KIM)Back on Feb. 11, Kimco Realty was featured as a budding breakout candidate. Shares were testing a previous key peak, and that advance was taking shape on above-average volume. * 8 Genomic Testing Stocks That Can Ease the Sting of Theranos That hint didn't pan out … at least not initially. Instead, the stock peeled back a bit. The second wind that has materialized this month, however, has gotten KIM past that hurdle. Although it's back to being a little overextended, there's a great deal of room to regain ahead, and good reason to think Kimco shares will do so. Click to Enlarge • The big line in the sand was just below $18, plotted in yellow on both stock charts. It took some time and some work, but shares have pushed through as of last week.• The weekly chart puts matters in perspective. This stock was hammered between 2016 and 2017, but since 2018 has been logging higher highs and higher lows. Yet, most of what was lost has yet to be reclaimed.• The bullish divergence of the moving average lines on the daily chart (highlighted) is compelling, but with shares now 12.6% above the white 200-day moving average line, the divergence may have reached somewhat unhealthy levels. Discovery Communications (DISCA)Early in the year it looked as if Discovery Communications was on the road to recovery. Like most names, it shrugged off the December stumble rather convincingly.That effort petered out in February though, with DISCA stock bumping into a familiar technical ceiling. As of this week we've seen even more bearish clues take shape. One more bad day could push Discovery past the point of no return. Click to Enlarge • As of the past couple of weeks, the purple 50-day moving average line has turned into resistance again.• Also as of this week, the gray 100-day moving average line has broken below the white 200-day moving average line; the 50-day average is already below both levels.• Should Discovery Communications shares break below the technical floor established around $26 since January, the bulls may be unwilling to even try and keep DISCA propped up.• The stock's also on the verge of breaking below a major support line on the weekly chart that's tagged all the major lows since December's bottom. Fidelity National Information Services (FIS)Finally, a week and a half ago Fidelity National Information Services was put under the trading microscope. Shares jumped to new 52-week highs in a big way, but that very same day the bears whittled that gain back down to a loss. The sudden intraday swing suggested a major pivot was taking shape. What wasn't clear was which way that pivot would point once the dust settled.As things have settled down in the meantime, it looks the bulls are taking charge. Though FIS sold off a few more days following that first look, shares have rallied firmly for the past few days, achieving their best close ever on Thursday. Click to Enlarge • The key here is the support found at the gray 100-day moving average line last week. All it took was a kiss of it to inspire the buyers back in.• Those buyers haven't looked back either. As was noted, the bulls carried FIS to a new record close on Thursday, perhaps tipping their hand.• Zooming out to a weekly chart of FIS was can see the setback suffered late last year may serve as a much-needed "reset" that ultimately sets up a prolonged move like the one seen over the better part of 2017 and 2018.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Bond Funds to Buy for a Shift in Interest Rates * 10 Tech Stocks With Key Products That Face an Uncertain Future * 7 SaaS Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Kimco Realty, Discovery and Fidelity National Information Services appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: Accenture PLC, up $8.65 to $175.12 The consulting and outsourcing company reported record bookings during the fiscal second quarter, and its ...
Wall Street's main indexes swung between gains and losses on Thursday, as optimism fueled by progress in U.S.-China trade talks was clouded by fears of an economic slowdown after a cut in fourth-quarter GDP growth. Data showed domestic economy slowed more than initially thought in the fourth quarter, keeping growth in 2018 below the 3 percent annual target, and corporate profits failed to rise for the first time in more than two years. Growth worries hit markets last week when the Federal Reserve abandoned projections for any interest rate hikes this year and the U.S. Treasury yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007.
Nielsen's management said in late 2018 it was considering strategic alternatives, including a sale. One of the interested parties that was exploring a potential bid was Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX). The private equity firm has now decided against presenting a final bid to the company, sources close to the matter told The Post. Ironically, Blackstone's managing director David Calhoun served as CEO of Nielsen from 2006-2013.
The New York Post reported on Thursday that Blackstone has opted against making a final offer for Nielsen, citing the struggling ompany's problematic financials. , also is losing interest in making a bid for the troubled company, the Post said, citing sources close to the situation. The news sent Nielsen's shares plunging Thursday, down just under 10% to $24.04 on the New York Stock Exchange.
Shares of Nielsen Holdings PLC sank 9.8% in active morning trade Thursday, after the New York Post reported that Blackstone Group L.P. had dropped its interest in buying the TV ratings company. Trading volume ballooned to 7.9 million shares, already more than double the full-day average of 3.5 million shares. The selloff put the stock on track for its lowest close since Jan. 3, and the biggest one-day drop since July 2018. The Post said Blackstone's decision comes after months of due diligence. The report, citing a source close to the situation, also said fellow private-equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC is also losing interest in buying Nielsen. The Post had reported in January that Nielsen had restarted a process to sell itself, amid interest from Blackstone, in a deal that could value the company at $10 billion. Nielsen's stock has shed 25.4% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 8.1%.
Wall Street rose modestly on Thursday, as U.S.-China trade talks made headway, but a cut in quarterly GDP growth exacerbated fears of an economic slowdown and kept a lid on gains. The domestic economy slowed more than initially thought in the fourth quarter, keeping growth in 2018 below the 3 percent annual target, and corporate profits failed to rise for the first time in more than two years.
Wall Street's main indexes were set for a subdued opening on Thursday, as investors awaited more details on the progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations amid lingering fears of slowing economic growth. Futures inched lower after data showed the U.S. economy slowed more than initially thought in the fourth quarter, keeping growth in 2018 below the 3 percent annual target, and corporate profits failed to rise for the first time in more than two years. A Reuters report said China has made unprecedented proposals on a range of issues including forced technology transfer, though sticking points still remained and there was no definite timetable for a deal.