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Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 19171.83. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Nielsen Holdings plc is 53.65 (with a change from open of 0.30%), this in conjunction with a target price of 58.67. Volume today has so far reached 1151700, with an average volume of about 1970.99. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.

The P/E ratio is 32.44, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.03. The current EPS for Nielsen Holdings plc, is 1.65, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 53.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 17.12%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Nielsen Holdings plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 9.87% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.17%. Quarter over quarter is 1.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 23.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 3.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is 92.90%. Shares outstanding is 357.35, while shares float is at a value of 355.45. Float short for Nielsen Holdings plc is 3.13% and the short ratio is 5.64.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.62, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.87. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 58.90% and their operating margin is 17.90%. The profit margin is 9.70%.

Nielsen Holdings plc has seen returns on assets of 3.90%, and on investment, 6.00%. Return on equity is 13.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.67. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.07, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.51 and Price/cash is 55.41, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 58.27.

The simple moving averages are 1.24% and 6.05% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.53% and the 52 week low is 27.23%.

Nielsen Holdings plc has a dividend yield of 2.31%, with a current price of 53.65. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 68.80%. This is in an industry, Information & Delivery Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Nielsen Holdings plc is based in USA.

Performance in the Information & Delivery Services industry means that Nielsen Holdings plc has seen performance for the past week of 2.52%, with performance for the month coming to 1.86%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.89%, and for the half year the performance is 21.36%. Volatility for this week is 0.89% and for the month this is 1.29%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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