Nielsen Holdings Plc (NYSE:NLSN)’s Trend Unknown, Especially After Increased Shorts

July 18, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

 Nielsen Holdings Plc (NYSE:NLSN)’s Trend Unknown, Especially After Increased Shorts

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.2 in 2016 Q4. Its down 1.13, from 1.33 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 2 investors sold Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares shares while 3 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 353,229 shares or 18.46% less from 433,194 shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Standard Life stated it has 308,168 shares. The New York-based Altfest L J & has invested 0.62% in Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN). Vantage Inv Ltd Llc owns 58 shares. The Connecticut-based Asset Mngmt Gp Inc Inc has invested 0.26% in Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN).

Since February 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $12.74 million activity. Charlton Jeffrey also sold $42,865 worth of Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) on Thursday, February 23. JACKSON JAMERE had sold 11,500 shares worth $443,325. The insider CALHOUN DAVID L sold $10.33 million. Barns Dwight had sold 46,947 shares worth $1.92 million on Monday, March 27.

The stock of Nielsen Holdings Plc (NYSE:NLSN) registered an increase of 34.28% in short interest. NLSN’s total short interest was 19.49M shares in July as published by FINRA. Its up 34.28% from 14.51M shares, reported previously. With 3.61M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 5 days to cover their NLSN’s short positions. The short interest to Nielsen Holdings Plc’s float is 5.58%.

The stock increased 0.98% or $0.38 on July 17, reaching $39.01. About shares traded. Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) has declined 23.32% since July 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.02% the S&P500.

Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering Nielsen Holdings NV (NYSE:NLSN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Nielsen Holdings NV had 25 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of NLSN in report on Wednesday, July 29 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 7 by Citigroup. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, January 10. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) rating on Monday, April 24. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Hold” rating and $48 target. On Friday, December 9 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Hold”. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 15 report. On Wednesday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, March 9. As per Friday, July 22, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, August 10 report.

Another recent and important Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) news was published by Benzinga.com which published an article titled: “5 Takeaways From The ‘Future Of Media Summit'” on July 12, 2017.

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