Nielsen Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (NLSN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN) is Monday, March 4, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $33.48 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Nielsen has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nielsen has a market cap of $12.25 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 45, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Nielsen as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been unimpressive growth in net income over time. You can view the full Nielsen Ratings Report.

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