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Is Nielsen Holdings plc(NYSE: NLSN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of 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 1853.69, and so far today it has a volume of 560771. Performance year to date since the 1/27/2011 is 18.03%.

To help you determine whether Nielsen Holdings plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 32.98 and forward P/E is 17.17. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Nielsen Holdings plc has a value for PEG of 2.6. P/S ratio is 3.16 and the P/B ratio is 4.35. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 45.29 and 54.81 respectively.

At the current price Nielsen Holdings plc is trading at, 54.77 (0.72% today), Nielsen Holdings plc has a dividend yield of 2.28%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 67.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.31% after growing 53.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 63.10%, and 2.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 359.81, and the number of shares float is 358.35. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 92.90%. The float short is 3.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.18. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.90%, and also a return on investment of 6.00%.

The ability for Nielsen Holdings plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.65 and total debt/equity is 1.7. In terms of margins, Nielsen Holdings plc has a gross margin of 58.70%, with its operating margin at 18.00%, and Nielsen Holdings plc has a profit margin of 9.80%.

The 52 week high is -0.53%, with 30.32% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.46% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.32%.

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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