2. As of noon trading, Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) is up $1.10 (3.3%) to $34.38 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Nielsen Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.00-$34.75 after having opened the day at $34.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.28.

Nielsen Holdings N.V., an information and measurement company, provides media and marketing information, analytics, and industry expertise about what consumers buy and watch on a global and local basis. Nielsen Holdings has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Nielsen Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 an overall disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nielsen Holdings Ratings Report now.

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