Technicals Say Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) Is Worth Holding

As of Friday close, Nielsen Holdings plc’s (NYSE:NLSN) stock was up $0.08, moving up 0.35 percent to $23.04. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,835,940 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.91 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,526,400, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,617,930.

Since last month, NLSN stock retreated -2.66%. Shares of the company fell to $22.30 on 08/04/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $27.79 was reached on 04/07/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $16.02. Since the beginning of this year, NLSN’s stock price has risen by 12.34% or $2.53, and marked a new high 8 times. However, the stock has declined by -17.09% since its 52-week high.

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Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) last reported insider trading activity 114 days ago on Apr 14. WINDACRE PARTNERSHIP LLC, the 10% Owner of the company, purchased of 7,116,000 shares for $27.35 on Apr 14. It resulted in a $194,622,600 investment by the insider. WINDACRE PARTNERSHIP LLC added 5,652,100 shares at an average price of $27.49 on Apr 13. The insider now owns 91,074,100 shares following the transaction. On Apr 12, 10% Owner WINDACRE PARTNERSHIP LLC bought 6,925,000 shares at $27.26 apiece. The transaction was valued at $188,775,500.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) has a P/E ratio of about 14.58. The stock’s beta is 1.35. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.37, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.39, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 10.34 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.06 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.06. On Thursday November 7 2019, a $0.29 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Nielsen Holdings plc’s quick ratio stood at 2.00, while its current ratio was 2.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.61, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.62. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 63.70% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 22.90%. Based on annual data, NLSN earned $2.29 billion in gross profit and brought in $3.5 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 9.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 16.00%.

In Nielsen Holdings plc’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $5.58 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. NLSN’s revenue rose 2.38% to $877.0 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $882.0 million. While analysts expected Nielsen Holdings plc to report $0.42 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.46 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 9.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $340.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Nielsen Holdings plc were 7.25 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $5.73 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $359.83 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Nielsen Holdings plc’s (NLSN) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 22.76%, the RSI 9-day stood at 34.49% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Nielsen Holdings plc price is down by -3.80% percent or -$0.91. At present, NLSN shares trade -2.87% below its 20-day simple moving average and +0.83% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -9.79% below its SMA50 and +15.78% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 37.66% and Stochastic coefficient D was 50.54%, while ATR was 0.52. Given the Stochastic reading of 33.64% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 39.46%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.47, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.57.

Analyst Ratings

Nielsen Holdings plc downgraded its rating on Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) to a Market perform in a note to investors on May 16, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, NLSN is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Nielsen Holdings plc stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $28.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $22.00 – $28.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) will achieve an average price target of $27.00.


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