Nielsen N.V. ( NLSN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 01, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 17, 2016. Shareholders who purchased NLSN prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that NLSN has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of NLSN was $49.75, representing a -0.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.95 and a 17.81% increase over the 52 week low of $42.23.
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 $1.28. Zacks Investment Research reports NLSN's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 9.02%, 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:
- PureFunds ISE Big Data ETF ( BDAT )
- iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap ETF ( JKG )
- PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio ( PHB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKG with an decrease of -2.62% over the last 100 days. BDAT has the highest percent weighting of NLSN at 3.42%.