NLSN Nielsen Holdings N.V.

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  • NLSN
  • Price as of: Dec 19, 10:24 PM EST
  • $44.27
  • -$0.25
  • -0.6%
  • Industry
  • Information & delivery services
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NLSN Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    2.26% Technology Average 3.14%
  • Annual Payout
    $1.00 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    41.7% EPS $2.40
  • Dividend Growth
    No Payout Increase Last Year
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Relative Strength Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock is at the top of its six-month trading range.
Overall Yield Attractiveness Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock's dividend yield is adequate.
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Dividend Uptrend Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Dividend payouts are consistent, but increases small.
Earnings Growth Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Earnings estimates are basically unchanged.
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Growth History

NLSN Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
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1994-2004
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2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
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Growth
2012
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

NLSN Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$0.7200 2013 NA
Historical Dividend Data

NLSN Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.2500 2014-10-30 2014-11-21 2014-11-25 2014-12-09 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2014-07-24 2014-08-26 2014-08-28 2014-09-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2014-05-01 2014-06-03 2014-06-05 2014-06-19 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2014-02-20 2014-03-04 2014-03-06 2014-03-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2013-10-22 2013-11-21 2013-11-25 2013-12-09 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2013-07-25 2013-08-26 2013-08-28 2013-09-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1600 2013-05-02 2013-06-03 2013-06-05 2013-06-19 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1600 2013-01-31 2013-03-04 2013-03-06 2013-03-20 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

NLSN Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Technology

Nielsen Holdings (NLSN) operates as an information and measurement company worldwide. The company offers critical media and marketing information, analytics, and industry expertise about what consumers buy and what consumers watch on a global and local basis. Its What Consumers Buy segment provides retail measurement services that provide market share, competitive sales volumes, and insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion activities; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services in areas of growth and demand strategy, market structure and segmentation, brand and portfolio management, product innovation services, pricing and sales modeling, retail marketing strategies, and marketing ROI strategies. The company’s What Consumers Watch segment provides viewership data and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries across television, online, and mobile devices. This segment offers television audience measurement services, including measurement of national and local television audiences; online audience measurement services, such as Internet media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies in the mobile telecommunications industry; cross-platform measurement solution to provide information about usage of various screens, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior; and advertiser solutions. Its Expositions segment operates business-to-business trade shows and conference events in the United States. This segment produces approximately 40 trade shows and conference events connecting approximately 300,000 buyers and sellers of 20 industries. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.

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  • Goldman Sachs Resumes Coverage on Nielsen at "Neutral" (NLSN)

    On Friday, Goldman Sachs reported that it has resumed coverage on Nielsen Hldg NV (NLSN) . The firm has resumed coverage on NLSN with a "Neutral" rating and $38 price target. This price target suggests a 2% rise from the stock's current price of $36.90. An analyst from the firm noted: "NLSN has been essentially flat vs. the S&P 500 since its late January 2011 IPO, with shares +6%/-1% vs. the market since January 2011/YTD. Shares have lagged recently on concerns about growth for its Insights business(primarily discretionary analyses looking at advertising vs. buying trends) in light of weakness in Europe and regulatory hurdles for its proposed acquisition of Arbitron – a deal to integrate measurement of radio alongside its core TV and internet offerings that we believe makes strategic sense, as it increases NLSN's ability to compare advertising effectiveness across more mediums." Nielsen Hldg shares were down 28 cents, or 0.75%, during Friday morning trading. The stock is up 22% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Nielsen Hldg NV (NLSN) have a 2.15% yield based on Thursday's closing price of $37.18. Nielsen Hldg NV (NLSN) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Bernstein Upgrades Nielsen to "Outperform" (NLSN)

    Bernstein announced on Tuesday that it has raised its rating on measurement company Nielsen Hldg NV (NLSN) . The firm has upgraded NLSN from "Market Perform" to "Outperform," and has given the company a $38 price target. This price targets suggests a 11% upside from the stock's current price of $33.95. Analyst Todd Juenger believes that if the deal to acquire Arbitron (ARB) is approved, shares will move higher. If the deal is not approved, the analyst sees the company using excess cash to improve capital allocations. Nielsen Hldg shares were up $1.30, or 3.99%, during Tuesday morning trading. The stock is up 11% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Nielsen Hldg NV (NLSN) have a 2.38% yield based on Tuesday morning's price of $33.67. Nielsen Hldg NV (NLSN) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Nielsen Holdings Q2 Profits Increases, In-Line With Estimates; Boosts Dividend Payout by 25% (NLSN)

    Consumer information and measurement firm Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NLSN) reported early on Tuesday that its second quarter earnings more than tripled year-over-year, due to the sale of a business. However, adjusted earnings met analysts' views, while revenues came up short of estimates. The company also announced that it is raising its dividend by 25%. The New York, New York-based company posted a second quarter net income of $426 million, or $1.12 per share, up from $104 million, or 28 cents per share, earned in the same period a year ago. The most recent quarter's results included a $303 million gain related to a business sale. On an adjusted basis, Nielsen posted a net income of 49 cents per share. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the company was expected to earn an adjusted 49 cents per share in the quarter. The company's revenues for the quarter came in at $1.38 billion, up from $1.34 billion last year. Analysts were expecting the company to see $1.40 billion in revenues for the quarter. Furthermore, the company announced that it is raising its quarterly dividend payout by 25%. The company will now pay 20 cents per share, up from the previous payout of 16 cents per share. This next declared dividend will be paid on September 11 to shareholders of record on August 28, with an ex-dividend date of August 26. The board of directors also announced that is has approved a new share repurchase program for up to $500 million of Nielsen's outstanding common stock. Nielsen Holdings shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 9.02% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NLSN) offer a dividend yield of 2.40% based on last night's closing price of $33.35 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 80 cents per share. Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NLSN) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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