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Morning Hot Stocks: Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN)

With a market cap of 13.85 B, Nielsen Holdings plc has a large market cap size. Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/27/2011. Nielsen Holdings plc is in the Information & Delivery Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Nielsen Holdings plc, is 3180.3, and so far today it has a volume of 23498. Performance year to date since the 1/27/2011 is -8.77%.

To help you determine whether Nielsen Holdings plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 29.19 and forward P/E is 13.28. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Nielsen Holdings plc has a value for PEG of 3.47. P/S ratio is 2.18 and the P/B ratio is 3.32. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 30.71 and 37.74 respectively.

At the current price Nielsen Holdings plc is trading at, 38.31 (0.10% today), Nielsen Holdings plc has a dividend yield of 3.55%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 93.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.31, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.05% after growing -9.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -27.80%, and 2.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 361.88, and the number of shares float is 355.85. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 92.90%. The float short is 5.48%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.13. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.00%, and also a return on investment of 6.90%.

The ability for Nielsen Holdings plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.98 and total debt/equity is 2.04. In terms of margins, Nielsen Holdings plc has a gross margin of 58.60%, with its operating margin at 17.70%, and Nielsen Holdings plc has a profit margin of 7.50%.

The 52 week high is -31.52%, with 3.65% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.59% and the 200 day simple moving average is -10.56%.

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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