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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 18670.86. 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 52.32 (with a change from open of 0.85%), this in conjunction with a target price of 58.67. Volume today has so far reached 975541, with an average volume of about 1873.7. The GAP for this stock, is -0.33%.

The P/E ratio is 31.47, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.54. 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 13.63%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Nielsen Holdings plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 9.77% 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 358.71, while shares float is at a value of 355.45. Float short for Nielsen Holdings plc is 3.44% and the short ratio is 6.53.

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 2.59. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.99, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.37 and Price/cash is 53.96, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 56.75.

The simple moving averages are -0.77% and 2.57% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.93% and the 52 week low is 24.07%.

Nielsen Holdings plc has a dividend yield of 2.38%, with a current price of 52.32. 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 -2.14%, with performance for the month coming to 0.27%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.10%, and for the half year the performance is 13.47%. Volatility for this week is 1.14% and for the month this is 1.14%.

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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