Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) saw an upside of 0.61% to $19.77 after adding $0.12 on Tuesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,959,968 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $20.03 in the past week. An average of 3,373,062 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,933,105.
NLSN’s 1-month performance is -1.21% or $0.03 on its low of $18.76 reached on 10/06/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $13.12 and high of $28.42, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/10/21. YTD, NLSN has lost -5.85% or -$0.95. However, the current price is down -30.44%% from the 52-week high price.
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The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 33.91 and a low of 9.995. NLSN stock has a beta of 1.41. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.41 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.34, with the price to cash flow ratio at 9.45.
Nielsen Holdings plc pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.21% and the payout ratio is 12.40%. NLSN’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 2, when it paid $0.06 a share compared with prior rate of $0.06, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 2 consecutive years with the latest dividend decrease of $0.29 reported on Thursday November 7 2019. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by -77.44% yearly.
It is projected that Nielsen Holdings plc’s next ex-dividend date will be on 22-Nov. NLSN is expected to distribute $0.06 as its next dividend.
Nielsen Holdings plc’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.60 meaning that NLSN stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.94, while the total debt to equity was 1.95. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 60.80%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 26.36% while for the period ending June 29; Nielsen Holdings plc’s operating margin was 16.40%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $3.53 billion against revenue of $6.29 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income shrunk -73.75% to $861.0 million, while revenue of $863.0 million was -0.23% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected NLSN to announce $0.36 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.43, representing a 19.40% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $345.0 million. NLSN stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 7.82 billion, with total debt at $6.11 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $358.8 million
Let’s look briefly at Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 56.48% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 14.23%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $19.56, reflecting a +2.57% or $0.50 change from its current price. NLSN is currently trading -0.21% above its 20-day SMA, -26.82% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -15.70% and -1.97% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 74.78% and 62.43% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.40. The RSI (14) points at 47.76%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 91.26% with the period’s ATR at 0.42. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.23 and 0.16 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN), RBC Capital Mkts launched coverage with a Sector perform rating. Analysts offering their rating for NLSN stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate NLSN as a “sell,”, while 5 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 5 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is NLSN’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $16.00 and a high of $35.00, with their median price target at $26.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) stock is $27.36.