Nielsen N.V. ( NLSN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 25, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2015. Shareholders who purchased NLSN prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $45.92, the dividend yield is 2.44%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NLSN was $45.92, representing a -6.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.37 and a 13.21% increase over the 52 week low of $40.56.
NLSN is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Limited ( BABA ) and Visa Inc. ( V ). NLSN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.14. Zacks Investment Research reports NLSN's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 3.28%, compared to an industry average of 8.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NLSN through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NLSN as a top-10 holding:
- WBI SMID Tactical Yield Shares ( WBIC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WBIC with an decrease of -1.24% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NLSN at 4.19%.