How to buy Nielsen stock
Learn how to easily invest in Nielsen stock.
Nielsen is a consulting services business based in the US. Nielsen shares (NLSN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nielsen employs 14,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.5 billion.
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Nielsen stock price (NYSE: NLSN)Use our graph to track the performance of NLSN stocks over time.
Nielsen shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$27.98|
|52-week range||$27.69 - $28.00|
|50-day moving average||$27.50|
|200-day moving average||$24.07|
|Wall St. target price||$28.00|
|Dividend yield||$0.24 (0.86%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.58|
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Nielsen price performance over time
|1 week (2023-09-12)||N/A|
|1 month (2023-08-19)||N/A|
|3 months (2023-06-19)||N/A|
|6 months (2023-03-19)||N/A|
|1 year (2022-09-23)||0.65%|
|2 years (2021-09-23)||40.46%|
|3 years (2020-09-23)||108.74%|
|5 years (2018-09-21)||11.77%|
Is Nielsen stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Nielsen stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nielsen's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Nielsen's P/E ratio
Nielsen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Nielsen shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Nielsen's PEG ratio
Nielsen's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.77. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Nielsen's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Nielsen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Nielsen's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.45%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.03%|
|Market Capitalization||$10.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Nielsen share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 17.52% of net profits
Recently Nielsen has paid out, on average, around 17.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.86% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nielsen shareholders could enjoy a 0.86% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nielsen's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.
While Nielsen's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Nielsen is investing more in its future growth.
Nielsen's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Nielsen share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Nielsen's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.69 up to $28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Nielsen's is 1.178. This would suggest that Nielsen's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company worldwide. The company provides viewership and listening data, and analytics principally to media publishers and marketers, and advertising agencies for television, computer, mobile, CTV, digital, and listening platforms. It also offers television audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services; video advertising services; and independent measurement and consumer research primarily servicing radio, advertisers, and advertising agencies in the audio industry. In addition, it offers consumer behavioral and transactional data. Nielsen Holdings plc provides marketing solutions. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, New York. As of October 11, 2022, Nielsen Holdings plc was taken private.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Nielsen is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.381% of Nielsen shares are held by insiders and 99.903% by institutions. How many people work for Nielsen?
Latest data suggests 14,000 work at Nielsen. When does the fiscal year end for Nielsen?
Nielsen's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Nielsen based?
Nielsen's address is: 675 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States, 10010 What is Nielsen's ISIN number?
Nielsen's international securities identification number is: USG6518L1082 What is Nielsen's CUSIP number?
Nielsen's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: N63218106
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