Sell-Side Sees Upside & Positive Growth in Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN)

Shaers of Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) have been recommended as a long term growth pick.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $31.25, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the recent years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 17.50% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 4.00% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Long-term growth (LTG) is an investing strategy where a stock will (hopefully) grow in value for a relatively long period of time.  Long-term growth should be considered to be a relative term, due to different styles and goals of investors, but the endgame is the same. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN)’s stock was -14.15%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 3.44%, -5.25% over the last quarter, and  -13.60% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Nielsen Holdings plc’s stock is -10.36% off of the high and 5.40% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -28.34% (High), 5.40%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $40.07 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.10 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.