Is It Time To Be Bullish On Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)?

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 28 Feb (In 16 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.30 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.27 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 15.90%, a profit margin of 4.90% and a gross margin of 57.20%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN). Most recently, on December 7th, 2018, Credit Suisse Resumed a Neutral rating. Before that, on August 23rd, 2018, Goldman Upgrade to Neutral. Pivotal Research Group Downgrade a Hold rating on August 15th, 2018, Macquarie Upgrade an Outperform rating on August 14th, 2018, and Pivotal Research Group Reiterated a Buy rating on July 26th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 354.99M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 9.22B. In the last trading day, 4,774,728 shares of Nielsen Holdings plc were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 3.43M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.18 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +0.70% and a moving average of 25.93. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $0.57 (which is +2.24%) and the stock’s moving average was 25.61. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of NLSN changed by -$0.13 (which is -0.50%) and demonstrated a moving average of 25.31.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 64.39%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 70.67% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 72.77%. Using a similar metric, Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 64.76% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 69.19% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 70.03%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.31 over the past 9 days, 0.40 over the past two weeks, and 0.52 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $25.97 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $34.86 and a low of $20.53. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 36,585,364 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 664,110 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 10.31% stake in Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) experienced a high price of $26.25 and low point of $25.95. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 25.97 per share, following a loss of -0.57% during the full day.