Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.3 times its average daily volume and trading down $1.10 (-3.3%) at $32.62 as of 3:56 p.m. ET.
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Nielsen has a market cap of $12.05 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Nielsen Holdings N.V., through its subsidiary, The Nielsen Company B.V., operates as an information and measurement company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Nielsen as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full Nielsen Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.