NYSE:NLSN - Nielsen Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $25.40
  • Forecasted Upside: 5.22 %
  • Number of Analysts: 9
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 6 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for NLSN

Analyst Price Target is $25.40
▲ +5.22% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 9 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Nielsen in the last 3 months. The average price target is $25.40, with a high forecast of $33.00 and a low forecast of $19.00. The average price target represents a 5.22% upside from the last price of $24.14.

This chart shows the closing price for NLSN for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 9 investment analysts is to hold stock in Nielsen. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/7/2021Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageSector Perform$25.00High
6/10/2021Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$29.00High
5/21/2021CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$27.00 ➝ $29.00High
5/13/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$30.00 ➝ $33.00Low
5/7/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$27.00 ➝ $29.00High
3/19/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$18.00 ➝ $29.00Medium
3/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageOverweightMedium
3/10/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$25.00 ➝ $27.00N/A
3/4/2021BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$20.00 ➝ $30.00High
3/1/2021TruistBoost Price Target$20.00 ➝ $26.00High
2/26/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$23.00 ➝ $25.00Medium
1/28/2021CitigroupBoost Price Target$22.00 ➝ $27.00Low
1/6/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$22.00 ➝ $23.00N/A
12/10/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$17.00 ➝ $22.00Low
12/10/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$17.00 ➝ $20.00Low
11/3/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price Target$22.00 ➝ $18.00Low
8/25/2020TruistBoost Price Target$23.00 ➝ $30.00Low
8/10/2020Truist FinancialReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Market Perform$23.00Low
8/10/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight$21.00Low
8/6/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOverweight$18.00 ➝ $19.00Low
7/10/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$18.00 ➝ $17.00Medium
5/21/2020CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy$28.00 ➝ $18.00Medium
5/1/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOverweight$30.00 ➝ $18.00Low
4/30/2020Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$30.00 ➝ $18.00High
4/14/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$23.00 ➝ $18.00Low
4/7/2020Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$20.00 ➝ $15.00Medium
3/3/2020SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetBuy$25.00 ➝ $23.00High
2/28/2020Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$20.00High
12/17/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$20.00High
11/19/2019SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetBuy$25.00Low
10/10/2019Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$29.00 ➝ $27.00Low
8/16/2019CitigroupSet Price TargetBuy$28.00Low
3/28/2019SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetBuy$28.00Low
3/28/2019Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$27.00 ➝ $23.00High
3/4/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$24.00 ➝ $26.00Low
3/1/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$27.00Low
1/8/2019Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$26.00Low
12/7/2018Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$29.00Medium
10/29/2018SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$28.00 ➝ $27.00High
9/13/2018Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$26.00 ➝ $27.00Low
8/23/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$20.00 ➝ $25.00Medium
8/20/2018CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$41.00 ➝ $29.00Low
8/15/2018Pivotal ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$27.00Low
8/14/2018Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$26.00High
8/14/2018Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Buy$26.00 ➝ $30.00High
8/14/2018MacquarieUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$34.00High
8/14/2018BarclaysUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$21.00 ➝ $27.00High
7/28/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetBuy$26.00Medium
7/27/2018Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$26.00Low
7/27/2018Needham & Company LLCLower Price TargetBuy$30.00Medium
7/27/2018BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Market Weight$38.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
7/26/2018BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$38.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
7/26/2018Pivotal ResearchLower Price TargetBuy$35.00 ➝ $27.00High
7/18/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight ➝ $30.76$40.00 ➝ $38.00Low
7/2/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ SellMedium
6/4/2018Pivotal ResearchUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$35.00 ➝ $35.00Medium
4/30/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$46.00 ➝ $40.00Medium
4/27/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingSell$35.00Low
4/26/2018Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingHold$35.00High
4/16/2018BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$38.00High
2/14/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$42.00 ➝ $38.00Low
2/12/2018BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$40.00 ➝ $38.00Low
2/9/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$47.00 ➝ $46.00Medium
2/9/2018Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$44.00 ➝ $43.00High
2/9/2018Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$44.00 ➝ $40.00High
2/9/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftSet Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$35.00 ➝ $33.00High
1/8/2018Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral ➝ OutperformLow
1/2/2018MacquarieDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$38.00Medium
12/14/2017BarclaysDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$45.00 ➝ $38.00Medium
11/29/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftSet Price TargetHold$35.00High
11/17/2017CitigroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$45.00N/A
11/12/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldN/A
11/10/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy$42.00N/A
11/10/2017BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform$43.00 ➝ $40.00N/A
11/10/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$49.00 ➝ $47.00N/A
11/8/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$40.00N/A
10/27/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuyN/A
10/26/2017Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$47.00 ➝ $46.00N/A
10/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$44.00N/A
10/26/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$50.00 ➝ $49.00N/A
10/23/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$45.00N/A
9/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$44.00Low
9/12/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$55.00Medium
9/12/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperformLow
9/10/2017Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingHold$38.00Low
7/27/2017Pivotal ResearchLower Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$39.00 ➝ $38.00Medium
6/21/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight$48.00 ➝ $44.00High
6/1/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingNeutral$45.00 ➝ $42.00Low
5/30/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold$44.00 ➝ $40.00Medium
4/29/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold$47.00 ➝ $44.00Low
4/28/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$52.00 ➝ $49.00Low
4/28/2017Cantor FitzgeraldLower Price TargetNeutral$48.00 ➝ $46.00Medium
4/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform$45.00 ➝ $44.00Medium
4/26/2017Telsey Advisory GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$54.00 ➝ $44.00Medium
4/21/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$48.00Low
4/17/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$45.00Low
4/17/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuy$47.00Low
2/27/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$50.00N/A
2/27/2017Pivotal ResearchBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$38.00 ➝ $39.00N/A
2/7/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingNeutralN/A
2/6/2017Cantor FitzgeraldSet Price TargetHold$48.00N/A
1/12/2017Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingHold$36.00N/A
1/10/2017BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$50.00 ➝ $45.00N/A
12/14/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$50.00N/A
12/13/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 ➝ $55.00N/A
12/10/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$49.00 ➝ $45.00N/A
12/9/2016Pivotal ResearchLower Price TargetHold$51.00 ➝ $43.00N/A
12/9/2016Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$57.00 ➝ $54.00N/A
12/8/2016Jefferies Financial GroupSet Price TargetBuy$54.00N/A
12/7/2016Cantor FitzgeraldSet Price TargetHold$53.00N/A
12/6/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold$48.00N/A
11/17/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyN/A
11/17/2016CitigroupReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Neutral$45.00N/A
11/15/2016SunTrust BanksInitiated CoverageBuy$50.00N/A
11/7/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/A
11/1/2016Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$58.00 ➝ $54.00N/A
10/26/2016Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$61.00 ➝ $57.00N/A
10/25/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/A
10/25/2016Pivotal ResearchLower Price TargetHold$52.00 ➝ $51.00N/A
10/24/2016Cantor FitzgeraldSet Price TargetHold$57.00N/A
10/12/2016MacquarieSet Price TargetBuy$61.00N/A
9/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$64.00N/A
9/15/2016Cantor FitzgeraldInitiated CoverageHold$57.00N/A
8/25/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperform$61.00N/A
7/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight$60.00 ➝ $64.00N/A
7/26/2016Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingHoldN/A
(Data available from 7/23/2016 forward)
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Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Nielsen Global Media (Media) and Nielsen Global Connect (Connect). The Media segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics principally to media publishers and marketers, and advertising agencies for television, radio, digital viewing, and listening platforms. This segment offers television audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement and analytic services; addressable TV measurement services; video advertising services; and independent measurement and consumer research primarily servicing radio, advertisers, and advertising agencies in the audio industry. The Connect segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer-packaged goods industry. This segment offers retail and consumer panel measurement, analytics, loyalty data processing, and advisory services. Nielsen has strategic relationship IHS Markit. Nielsen Holdings plc provides media and marketing information and analytics. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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Today's Range

Now: $24.14
Low: $23.97
High: $24.29

50 Day Range

MA: $25.54
Low: $23.21
High: $28.10

52 Week Range

Now: $24.14
Low: $13.13
High: $28.42


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Average Volume

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Market Capitalization

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Nielsen?

The following equities research analysts have issued reports on Nielsen in the last year: BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, TheStreet, Truist, Truist Financial Co., Wells Fargo & Company, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Nielsen?

10 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Nielsen in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $25.40, suggesting a possible upside of 5.8%. BMO Capital Markets has the highest price target set, predicting NLSN will reach $33.00 in the next twelve months. Wells Fargo & Company has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $19.00 for Nielsen in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Nielsen?

Nielsen currently has 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in NLSN, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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Nielsen's physical mailing address is 85 BROAD STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10004. The business services provider's listed phone number is (646) 654-5000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Nielsen is www.nielsen.com.