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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSN

Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Information & Delivery Services in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSNĀ  has a market cap of 19201.75. Since its IPO date on the 1/27/2011, Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSN performance year to date is 16.86%. Today Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSN has gained 1.86%, with a current price of 53.53.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 68.80%. Return of assets are at 3.90%, with return on investment at 6.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.62. While Total debt/equity is 1.87. With a profit margin of 9.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 58.90%, and operating margin of 17.90%. Nielsen Holdings plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSN has seen a EPS growth of 53.80%. A performance for the year of 14.79%. The 52-week high is -3.75%, and the 52-week low is 26.94%. The average volume for Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSN is 2776824.

With a target price of 58.67, can Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Nielsen Holdings plc, NLSN. Nielsen Holdings plc has a P/E of 32.36 and a forward P/E of 17.01. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.66. Nielsen Holdings plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.08 and 4.5 respectively. For P/cash, Nielsen Holdings plc has a value of 55.5, while it is 58.36 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 53.53, Nielsen Holdings plc has a dividend yield of 2.32%. We see a return on equity of 13.70%.

Looking more long-term Nielsen Holdings plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.17%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.77% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 53.80% for this year and for the last five years a 23.10% growth has been seen.

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