|Bid||22.21 x 1300|
|Ask||23.65 x 900|
|Day's Range||22.38 - 22.93|
|52 Week Range||19.96 - 28.50|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.16|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.40 (6.19%)|
|1y Target Est||27.44|
NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nielsen, the industry's one source of media truth, today announced that its Social Content Ratings® (SCR) solution now comprehensively measures talent's promotion of TV programs across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This enhancement, following Instagram's enablement of Creator Account measurement via its Graph API, makes Nielsen's SCR the only solution in the market today that comprehensively measures talent's social TV promotion at scale, helping media owners, marketers, agencies and talent understand and make informed decisions surrounding their social strategies across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nielsen (NLSN) announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with OpenSlate, the leading independent provider of brand safety and content suitability measurement across global digital platforms.
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In retrospect, the recent rally of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) stock shouldn't be the least bit surprising. Activision Blizzard stock struggled last year, but the selloff of Activision Blizzard stock was much greater than the proverbial crime ATVI had committed. A rebound was largely inevitable, particularly once analysts got on board.Source: NPS_87 / Shutterstock.com Although ATVI stock is now overbought and ripe for a little bit of profit-taking, a new, bullish outlook has been established that replaces the older, pessimistic one.In other words, analysts' upgrades and price target hikes are good reasons to put Activision Blizzard stock back on your radar.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips The Excessive Punishment of ATVI StockJust a little over a year ago, video-game publisher Activision Blizzard could seemingly do no wrong. In 2018, ATVI stock reached what would eventually be a record high, and it had proven to be one of the top trades of 2017 and 2018.Then it all unraveled. A combination of lackluster demand for its newest Call of Duty entry, the strength of the hit online game Fortnite, a poor holiday-season outlook and the fact that its World of Warcraft game wouldn't be revised in 2019 all contributed to a tumble of more than 50% by Activision Blizzard stock.Other, more philosophical blunders were also made, such as failing to keep a finger on the pulse of how gamers are buying their titles and what sort of games they want.It all made Activision Blizzard stock an easy target for short sellers and bearish analysts. Indeed, the surprisingly poor numbers and the ensuing downgrades caused ATVI stock and the shares of its rivals, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO), to drop sharply.Now the opposite scenario appears to be unfolding. What They Said and What It Means"Going forward, ATVI should benefit from lapsed players coming back to games like Call of Duty or Overwatch as excitement around Fortnite cools," wrote BMO Capital's Gerrick Johnson in the note accompanying his upgrade of Activision Blizzard stock. Gerrick goes on to say, "Also, the idea that Fortnite exposed a new generation of gamers (including many females) to the shooter genre could be an added tailwind for ATVI."Also bullish on ATVI stock recently was Instinet analyst Andrew Marok. He upgraded ATVI stock from "Neutral" to "Buy,",contending that the recent "launch of World of Warcraft Classic has driven strong, above-expectations engagement in the franchise."Stephens analyst Jeff Cohen just upgraded Activision Blizzard stock as well, pointing out the potential of its upcoming Call of Duty title and saying "We believe 2019 numbers are now de-risked due to the successful launch of World of Warcraft Classic and the announcement of a Nintendo Switch port for Overwatch."The common themes are crystal-clear.The real underpinnings for more gains by Activision Blizzard stock, however, transcend the words. Look at the bigger picture, and specifically, the timing and speed at which that picture is improving. It's all falling into place at the same time for ATVI, and that provides a powerful, positive, upward push.Johnson even acknowledged as much, noting to investors "we are increasing the valuation multiple (on Activision Blizzard stock ) to 20x from 17x. As investors get more comfortable with the turnaround story and as new catalysts develop, we believe the company's valuation multiple will expand." The Bottom Line on Activision Blizzard StockActivision Blizzard isn't just the beneficiary of improving sentiment, to be clear. ATVI has thought a great about the business of designing and then selling video games.It knows it has to push its way deeper into eSports. It also knows it has to respect and even fear the rise of mobile gaming and independently-developed titles. It knows the days of disc-based and cartridge-based sales are numbered, and that they will be replaced by digital downloads, which opens the door to all sorts of competition.It's addressing those challenges though. For example, it's ramping up its eSports efforts, leveraging Overwatch. The company has tapped ratings agency Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) to measure the fiscal benefit of sponsoring eSports events, which is a hint of a growing monetization push.Still, more than anything else, Activision Blizzard stock is compelling again, mostly because investors are starting to believe in it again.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about him at his website jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Big IPO Stocks From 2019 to Watch * 7 Discount Retail Stocks to Buy for a Recession * 7 Stocks to Buy Benefiting From Millennial Money The post Why Activision Blizzard Stock Is Finally Rebounding appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- African Americans want more for themselves and from corporate America, and they express it with their dollars as they move through the consumer journey, from brand awareness to purchase, as revealed today in Nielsen's 2019 Diverse Intelligence Series (DIS) Report on African Americans. It's in the Bag: Black Consumers' Path to Purchase explores the non-linear and uniquely technologically driven road that African Americans follow to make purchasing decisions, which ultimately maximizes both online and in-person shopping options. The report also includes deeper insights into how culture, socio-economics and business influences how, why and what motivates African American spending in a special co-authored section by advocate and media commentator Angela Rye, CEO and Principal of Impact Strategies.
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gracenote, a Nielsen company (NLSN), is launching a new Video ID Distribution System enabling creators and owners of media programming to more easily distribute their movies, TV shows, short-form videos and other related content to global OTT services, smart device manufacturers and cable and satellite TV providers. Using the Gracenote ID Distribution system, studios and networks will be able to register their content with Gracenote's Video Database and easily obtain connected Gracenote IDs to enable better search and discovery in program guides, interfaces and OTT catalogs.
Overwatch League is working with Nielsen to make its viewership metrics compatible with traditional sports, helping sponsors and investors to feel more confident in the data from the property.
NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nielsen (NLSN) and Morris Network Inc. today announced that they have reached a long-term agreement for local TV measurement in all RPD+ markets including Chattanooga Tenn., Columbus-Tupelo Miss., Wilmington, N.C., Gulfport-Biloxi Miss., Lexington, Ky., and Macon, Ga. Morris Network Inc.'s parent company, Morris Multimedia Inc., based in Savannah, Ga., is one of the largest privately held media companies in the U.S. Morris Network owns and operates 16 CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, CW and My Network affiliated television stations, as well as 10 other digital affiliated stations. Bobby Berry, Chief Operating Officer of Morris Network, affirmed his decision to re-engage the company's relationship with Nielsen stating, "We are excited to be working with Nielsen again on local TV measurement.
"I have admired the work of AI4ALL since it started, and I am very proud for Nielsen to join this movement," said David Kenny , CEO and Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen. "Nielsen data is increasingly turned into AI-enabled decisions for our media, retail and consumer goods clients. This sponsorship aligns with Nielsen's focus on inclusivity across both its measurement solutions and workforce, as well as its commitment to making a positive social impact through its corporate social responsibility program, Nielsen Cares.
The acquisition enhances S&P Global's (SPGI) Platts division's energy analytical capabilities and strengthens its foothold in North American natural gas market.
(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Tech leaders in Asia are warning that risks from ongoing trade tensions are broadening, accelerating the fragmentation of the global industry and threatening collaboration in key research areas.China and the U.S. announced face-to-face negotiations will be held in the coming weeks, but the prospects for a quick resolution to the trade conflict look slim. Some tech companies are seeing weakening sales and their competitive edge erode, pushing players to radically overhaul supply chains. Such splintering may now extend to other areas, including critical fields like artificial intelligence, in which the pair of global superpowers lead.“The risk of the tension of the nature we see between the U.S. and China -- the two largest economies -- is that we may end up with a global economy that’s fragmented and supply chains that are fractured,” said Singapore’s Communications and Information Minister S. Iswaran. “That supply chain and fragmentation pertains to markets, investment flows and cooperation in terms of technology as well.”Read more: Trump Tumult Has Gadget Giants Splitting Along U.S.-China LinesThe minister was speaking at Bloomberg’s Sooner Than You Think technology conference in Singapore on Thursday, an event that featured representatives from U.S. tech giants including Microsoft Corp., International Business Machines Corp. as well as Chinese artificial intelligence pioneer SenseTime Group Ltd.Ongoing trade tensions have been particularly hard on the tech players in both the U.S. and China. Tariffs have made it more difficult to win business, eroding the competitiveness of American companies in China. U.S. tariffs on roughly $110 billion worth of consumer imports from China went into effect at the beginning of this month, drawing retaliation from Beijing.In May, Washington added Huawei Technologies Co. to an entity list that curbed the Chinese tech giant’s ability to sell equipment in the U.S. and prohibited it from purchasing components from American suppliers. This move is also a blow to American suppliers, who are seeing their market share dip as they miss out on sales opportunities in China.“I think the U.S.-China issues are more than the trade war issues. Fundamentally they are issues of technology. I think 5G and IOT (internet of things) is important because, not just from an economic standpoint but from the military complex, dominance in those technologies is a game changer, so I think that’s a source of tension,” Piyush Gupta, chief executive officer of DBS Group Holdings Ltd., told Bloomberg TV.The harsher business environment is also pushing tech companies on both sides to re-evaluate their operations, giving rise to a splintering of supply chains -- into one that serves customers inside China, and another one outside of China that’s serves American customers. President Trump has even taken to Twitter to order multinational companies out of China.Many American companies that have spent decades wading deeper into the world’s most populous country in search of new markets, now face the prospect of losing hard-won market share in China to rivals from Europe, Asia -- as well as from Chinese companies whose increasing sophistication means that in some cases they now offer viable alternatives to foreign tech products.As a result of the trade war, many Chinese tech firms are developing their own alternatives to certain American technologies like semiconductors, said Xu Li, CEO of Chinese AI leader Sensetime. For the past two years, his company has been developing its own tailored chips for applications like health care and autonomous driving to rival more general-purpose chips from American companies like Nvidia Corp.Still, Sensetime aims to create a platform for idea exchange and collaboration internationally because that’s where “technology breakthroughs” come from. The company is focusing on partnerships with academic institutions that bridge “East and West,” he said.The disconnect is particularly acute in emerging technologies, where a tussle for leadership in areas like artificial intelligence and advanced computing underpins U.S.-China trade tensions. The backlash has prompted concerns over the technological setbacks that could result from a pullback in global collaboration, and has led to calls for more cooperation, not less. “No country has the resources and technologies it needs” to tackle the coming technology wave, said Tom Mitchell of the school of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, at the World AI Conference in Shanghai last week. “We must have global cooperation in AI.”“I don’t think anyone wins a trade war in the end,” said David Kenny, CEO of ratings and consumer tracking company Nielsen Holdings Plc, which operates in more than a hundred countries. “The uncertainty does cause investment levels to come down.”He said AI models improve with more global data and without the ability to share data across borders makes all the algorithms less effective. “Those who share globally are going to beat any individual countries’ initiatives,” he said.\--With assistance from Lulu Yilun Chen, Enda Curran, Stephanie Phang, Chanyaporn Chanjaroen, Yongchang Chin, Edwin Chan and Joyce Koh.To contact the reporter on this story: Shelly Banjo in Hong Kong at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Peter Elstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org, Colum MurphyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Sep.04 -- David Kenny, chief executive officer and chief diversity officer of Nielsen Holdings Plc, the New-York-based audience-measurement and consumer-ratings giant, talks about the possibilities that artificial intelligence offers, and his business strategy. He speaks on the sidelines of the "Sooner Than You Think" technology conference in Singapore with Haslinda Amin on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."