Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) price closed lower on Tuesday, September 14, dropping -1.72% below its previous close.
A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $20.31, with intraday deals fluctuated between $19.83 and $20.44. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 1.46 while its P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period read 30.71. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $28.42 and 52-week low of $13.12. The stock subtracted -13.26% on its value in the past month.
Nielsen Holdings plc, which has a market valuation of $7.30 billion, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Nov 01, 2021 – Nov 05, 2021. The company stock has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0.24, while the dividend yield is 1.20%. It is understandable that investor optimism is growing ahead of the company’s current quarter results. Analysts tracking NLSN have forecast the quarterly EPS to grow by 0.36 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit $1.61 for the year 2021 and up to $1.76 for 2022. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of -3.60% for the year and 9.30% for the next year.
On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $870.82 million, with the likely lows of $865.05 million and highs of $876.6 million. The average estimate suggests sales growth for the quarter will likely fall by -42.70% when compared to those recorded in the same quarter in the last financial year. Staying with the analyst view, there is a consensus estimate of $3.49 billion for the company’s annual revenue in 2021. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow -44.50% below that which the company brought in 2021.
Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with no upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give NLSN a short term outlook of 100% Sell on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a 100% Sell, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 50% Sell.
If we dive deeper into the stock’s performance we see the positive picture represented by the PEG ratio, currently standing at 5.79. The overview shows that NLSN’s price is at present -7.35% off the SMA20 and -12.77% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 28.70, with weekly volatility standing at 2.60%. The indicator jumps to 2.35% when calculated based on the past 30 days. Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN)’s beta value is holding at 1.44, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 0.50.
Turning out attention to how the Nielsen Holdings plc stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: NLSN’s stock is -1.72% on the day and 29.95% in the past 12 months, while Gartner Inc. (IT) traded 0.41% in the last session and was positioned 134.31% up on its price 12 months ago. Another comparison is with WPP plc (WPP) whose stock price was down -1.77% in the last trading session, and has flourished 62.31% over the past year. Also, Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) showed down trend of -0.07% while its price kept floating at 34.61% over the past year. As for Nielsen Holdings plc, the P/E ratio stands at 30.71 lower than that of Gartner Inc.’s at 47.86. Elsewhere in the market, the S&P 500 Index has stumbled -0.57% in last trading session, with the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session on the day with -0.84%.
An analysis of the Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 3.24 million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 3.84 million.
Current records show that the company has 358.62M in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 0.60% of outstanding shares. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Jun 14, 2021, stood at 21.65 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 7.76. From this we can glean that short interest is 6.04% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in June rose slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 15.8 million. But the -4.36% downside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of last trading, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.