NLSN Nielsen Holdings N.V.

  • NLSN
  • Price as of: May 24, 04:02 PM EDT
  • $53.01
  • +$0.79
  • +1.5%
  • Industry
  • Information & delivery services

NLSN Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    2.34% Technology Average 4.10%
  • Annual Payout
    $1.24 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    45.1% EPS $2.75
  • Dividend Growth
    2 yrs Since 2014
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NLSN Upcoming Dividend Payouts

Next Ex-Dividend Date
May 31
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Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
$0.3100 2016-04-20 2016-05-31 2016-06-02 2016-06-16 Regular
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Metric NLSN Rank NLSN Avg Ranking Notes
Relative Strength 1 year return is slightly above Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Overall Yield Attractiveness Yield is at par with Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Dividend Reliability Payout ratio is considerably higher than industry average and peers
Dividend Uptrend Dividends are above average, growing as per Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Earnings Growth EPS growth is at par with Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
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Growth History

NLSN Dividend Growth History

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Last 5 Yrs
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Years of
NA% 14.7% 2 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

NLSN Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.0900 2015 14.7%
$0.9500 2014 31.9%
Historical Dividend Data

NLSN Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.3100 2016-04-20 2016-05-31 2016-06-02 2016-06-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2800 2016-02-18 2016-03-01 2016-03-03 2016-03-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2800 2015-10-29 2015-11-20 2015-11-24 2015-12-08 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2800 2015-07-23 2015-08-25 2015-08-27 2015-09-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2800 2015-04-22 2015-06-02 2015-06-04 2015-06-18 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2015-02-19 2015-03-03 2015-03-05 2015-03-19 Unknown Regular Quarter
$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 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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