Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] Stock trading around $23.69 per share: What’s Next?

Nielsen Holdings plc [NYSE: NLSN] loss -2.51% or -0.61 points to close at $23.69 with a heavy trading volume of 1391179 shares. The company report on July 13, 2021 that Nielsen To Report Second Quarter 2021 Results.

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Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN), announced that it will report its financial results for the second quarter 2021 on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on that date. A press release will be available on the Company’s website prior to the call.

It opened the trading session at $24.23, the shares rose to $24.265 and dropped to $23.65, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for NLSN points out that the company has recorded 11.59% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -80.56% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.94M shares, NLSN reached to a volume of 1391179 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NLSN shares is $29.55 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NLSN stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Nielsen Holdings plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on July 08, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on June 10, 2021, representing the official price target for Nielsen Holdings plc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $27 to $29, while Citigroup kept a Neutral rating on NLSN stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Nielsen Holdings plc is set at 0.55, with the Price to Sales ratio for NLSN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.49. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.85, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.41. Price to Free Cash Flow for NLSN in the course of the last twelve months was 10.60 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

Trading performance analysis for NLSN stock

Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.51. With this latest performance, NLSN shares dropped by -9.37% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 11.59% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 61.16% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for NLSN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 34.84, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 32.50, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.54 for Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.09, while it was recorded at 24.07 for the last single week of trading, and 21.86 for the last 200 days.

Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] shares currently have an operating margin of +12.62 and a Gross Margin at +42.38. Nielsen Holdings plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -0.10.

Return on Total Capital for NLSN is now 7.13, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.06. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -0.28, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.04. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 430.81. Additionally, NLSN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 81.16, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 62.51. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 408.19, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 76.90.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] managed to generate an average of -$140 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.57 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.44.Nielsen Holdings plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for NLSN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Nielsen Holdings plc go to 5.30%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN]

There are presently around $8,636 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NLSN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 44,816,767, which is approximately -0.608% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; WINDACRE PARTNERSHIP LLC, holding 35,205,300 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $834.01 million in NLSN stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $761.52 million in NLSN stock with ownership of nearly -3.699% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Nielsen Holdings plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 134 institutional holders increased their position in Nielsen Holdings plc [NYSE:NLSN] by around 22,182,673 shares. Additionally, 162 investors decreased positions by around 29,943,966 shares, while 42 investors held positions by with 312,415,754 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 364,542,393 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NLSN stock had 43 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,780,304 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 6,842,110 shares during the same period.

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