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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN)?

The company in question is, Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) currently with a stock price of 52.36 (-0.66% today). The market cap for Nielsen Holdings plc is 18966.11, and is in the sector Technology, and Information & Delivery Services industry. The target price for Nielsen Holdings plc is 58.79. Currently Nielsen Holdings plc is trading with a P/E of 31.87, and a forward P/E of 16.71. Average volume for Nielsen Holdings plc is 1944.95 and so far today it is 99449.

Performance in the last year for Nielsen Holdings plc has been 17.57%. For EPS growth, Nielsen Holdings plc has seen a growth of 53.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.93%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 23.10% over the last five years and could be 12.38% for the next five years. Nielsen Holdings plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 1.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.30%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.29%.

Since the IPO date for Nielsen Holdings plc on the 1/27/2011, Nielsen Holdings plc has seen performance year to date to be 15.07%. With Nielsen Holdings plc trading at 52.36, the dividend yield is 2.35%, and the EPS is 1.65.

So could Nielsen Holdings plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 31.87. The PEG is 2.57, P/S is 3.04 and the P/B is at 4.43. The P/cash is 54.82, with P/free cash flow at 57.65.

Nielsen Holdings plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.62, and total debt/equity at 1.87.

In terms of margins, Nielsen Holdings plc has a gross margin of 58.90%, an operating margin of 17.90% and a profit margin of 9.70%.Payout ratio for Nielsen Holdings plc is 68.80%. Return on assets come to 3.90% with return on investment coming to 6.00%.

Insider ownership for Nielsen Holdings plc, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 92.90%. Outstanding shares are at 359.82. While shares float is 355.45. The float short is currently 3.18%, and short ratio is 5.81.

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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