30,551 Shares in Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) Acquired by Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund purchased a new position in Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 30,551 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $620,000.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of NLSN. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Nielsen by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,958,678 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $518,867,000 after buying an additional 287,901 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd boosted its position in Nielsen by 15.4% during the 3rd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd now owns 21,695 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $461,000 after buying an additional 2,890 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI lifted its position in shares of Nielsen by 6.0% in the 3rd quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 32,923 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $700,000 after purchasing an additional 1,851 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Nielsen by 1.1% in the 3rd quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 45,700 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $971,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the period. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its position in shares of Nielsen by 44.7% in the 3rd quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 2,249,711 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $47,805,000 after purchasing an additional 694,582 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.38% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:NLSN opened at $21.39 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $20.79 and a 200-day moving average price of $20.84. Nielsen Holdings PLC has a 12 month low of $17.94 and a 12 month high of $27.57. The company has a current ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.65. The stock has a market cap of $7.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.34, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.94.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Barclays reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Nielsen in a research report on Tuesday, December 17th. ValuEngine raised shares of Nielsen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 4th. Finally, SunTrust Banks dropped their target price on shares of Nielsen to $25.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nielsen has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.00.

About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company. It operates in two segments, Buy and Watch. The Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry.

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