Needham & Company Retains Buy Rating on Nielsen (NLSN) Amid Disappointing Results and Sell-Off

October 25, 2016 3:07 PM EDT
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Needham & Company analyst Laura Martin reiterated a Buy rating and $65 price target on Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN) with shares down sharply on weak 3Q16 numbers and lowered FY16 guidance.

Martin commented, "We would focus investors on several investment positives about the NLSN story. Downside protection is offered by NLSN’s 2.3% dividend yield, 7% FCF yield, large cap liquidity, and long-term contracts for much of NLSN”s revenue. Upside is provided by Watch segment pricing power owing to new products around digital and omni-channel measurement. NLSN’s Watch business also benefits from accounting issues at its largest competitor, comScore. In the Buy segment, the world outside the US remains healthy, and NLSN will now focus on right-sizing the US business."

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Shares of Nielsen Holdings closed at $54.93 yesterday.



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