Morgan Stanley raised the price target for the Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) stock from “an Overweight” to “an Equal-weight”. The rating was released on June 10, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on May 21, 2021 by Citigroup that downgraded the stock from a Buy to a Neutral with a price target of $29 for NLSN stock. The research report from JP Morgan has resumed the stock to Overweight, with a price target set at $31. The stock was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets, who disclosed in a research note on March 04, 2021, from Market Perform to Outperform and set the price objective to $30. In their research brief published February 28, 2020, Robert W. Baird analysts downgraded the Nielsen Holdings plc stock from Outperform to Neutral with a price target of $20.
Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.47 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.32, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.15, which implies that the company surprised the market by 46.90%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Jun 2021) is $0.36. This is an average of 11 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.4 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0.31. According to 9 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $850.17M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $865M and a low estimate of $830M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) dipped -1.77% to close Friday’s market session at $24.45, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $24.44 and $24.83 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3808387 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 3.30 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -6.47% within the last five trades and -10.08% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 25.45% in the last 6 months and -6.79% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. NLSN stock is trading at a margin of -8.40%, -7.42% and 16.24% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, NLSN deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -13.97 percent below its 52-week high and 86.29 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 66.48. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Nielsen Holdings plc’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 11.10 percent and the profit margin is 10.50 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 58.60 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $8.58 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) is 74.54. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 14.17. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 1.53 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.94, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
De Luca Guerrino, the Director at Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) has bought 3,971 shares of firm on Mar 08 at a price of $25.26 against the total amount of $0.1 million.