Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.5%. By the end of trading, Nielsen Holdings rose 34 cents (1.2%) to $29.60 on average volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of Nielsen Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $29.24-$30.35 after having opened the day at $29.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.26. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: ClearSign Combustion ( CLIR), up 24%, DigitalGlobe ( DGI), up 21.6%, PDF Solutions ( PDFS), up 18.3%, and Dolby Laboratories ( DLB), up 17.5%. Nielsen Holdings N.V., through its subsidiary, The Nielsen Company B.V., operates as an information and measurement company worldwide. Nielsen Holdings has a market cap of $10.51 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.9, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 36 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Nielsen Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Nielsen Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor debt management on most measures.