(NLSN) Shares now down at $41.38 Nielsen Expands Multi-Year Agreement…

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

Nielsen Expands Multi-Year Agreement with Sargento; Fueling Next Phase of Brand’s Growth.

The company is so far trading down by 0.91% percent from yesterday’s close.

Additionally the company recently announced a dividend that will be paid on Tue Dec 5, 2017. The dividend payment will be $0.340 per share for the quarter or $1.36 annualized. The dividend yield will be $3.29. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday the 22nd of August 2017.

Nielsen Holdings plc, launched on February 4, 2015, is a performance management company. The Company provides to clients an understanding of what consumers watch and what they buy and how those choices intersect. The Business’s segments include what consumers buy (Buy), consisting principally of market research information and analytical services, and what consumers watch and listen to (Watch), consisting principally of television, radio, online and mobile audience and advertising measurement services and corresponding analytics..

Shares last traded at $41.38 which is a tad above the 50 day moving average which is $40.34 and which is marginally higher than the 200 day moving average of $39.87. The 50 day moving average moved up $1.04 whereas the 200 day moving average was up $1.51 or +3.79%.

Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares’s P/E ratio is 30.16 and the market cap is 14.76B. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $1.37 and is expected to be $2.61 for the current year with 356,577,000 shares outstanding. Analysts expect next quarter’s EPS to be $0.81 with next year’s EPS anticipated to be $2.84.

Investors are a little more bearish recently if you consider the motion in short interest. The company experienced a rise in short interest of 3.13% between September 15, 2017 and September 29, 2017. Short shares increased from 22,092,422 to 22,783,646 over that period. Days to cover increased from 11.0 to 13.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.06% on September 29.

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