Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today making it today's featured computer software & services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Nielsen Holdings rose 42 cents (1.6%) to $27.43 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 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 $27.08-$27.68 after having opened the day at $27.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.01. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: BOS Better Online Solutions ( BOSC), up 24.8%, Helios & Matheson Information Technology In ( HMNY), up 23.2%, Onstream Media Corporation ( ONSM), up 17.5%, and Streamline Health Solutions ( STRM), up 14.1%. 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 $9.86 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.8, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 33.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally weak debt management.
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