Company profile

Ticker
NLSN
Exchange
Website
CEO
David W. Kenny
Employees
Incorporated
Location
Fiscal year end
Former names
Nielsen Holdings B.V., Nielsen Holdings N.V., Nielsen N.V.
SEC CIK
IRS number
980662038

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Calendar

5 Aug 20
22 Sep 20
31 Dec 20

News

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Financial data from Nielsen earnings reports.

Date Owner Security Transaction Code 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
3 Sep 20 David W Kenny Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 0 2,637.57 0 841,228.41
3 Sep 20 George D. Callard Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 0 230.67 0 62,105.31
3 Sep 20 Lovett Laurie Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 0 97.56 0 25,302.47
3 Sep 20 Taft Christopher Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 0 79.11 0 22,177.31
3 Sep 20 Zukauckas Linda Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 0 680.93 0 207,811.53
99.1% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 303 320 -5.3%
Opened positions 43 49 -12.2%
Closed positions 60 58 +3.4%
Increased positions 98 107 -8.4%
Reduced positions 121 126 -4.0%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 5.25B 4.45B +18.0%
Total shares 353.6M 353.76M -0.0%
Total puts 3.76M 5.88M -36.1%
Total calls 1.64M 8.6M -80.9%
Total put/call ratio 2.3 0.7 +234.5%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 46.21M $686.66M -2.1%
Windacre Partnership 35.34M $525.11M +24.8%
FMR 27.39M $406.99M -16.5%
BLK BlackRock 25.22M $374.73M +3.1%
N Price T Rowe Associates 19.73M $293.21M +3.2%
Elliott Investment Management 16.6M $246.68M 0.0%
STT State Street 14.82M $220.2M +3.2%
IVZ Invesco 12.12M $180.14M -1.4%
GS Goldman Sachs 11.14M $165.5M +36.5%
CS Credit Suisse 10.55M $156.75M -2.2%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Black Creek Investment Management 0 -8.7M EXIT
Windacre Partnership 35.34M +7.02M +24.8%
FMR 27.39M -5.4M -16.5%
GS Goldman Sachs 11.14M +2.98M +36.5%
MUFG Securities EMEA 2.53M +2.53M NEW
MS Morgan Stanley 2.59M +2.37M +1059.3%
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. 0 -1.85M EXIT
Glenmede Trust Co Na 91.13K -1.8M -95.2%
Indaba Capital Management 1.8M +1.8M NEW
D. E. Shaw & Co. 2.5M +1.59M +174.2%

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New words: affirmative, agent, amortizable, annum, auto, Citibank, distancing, Dutch, earlier, Erosion, eurocurrency, Language, lesser, lived, long, modified, pari, passu, permanent, prepay, repaid, response, sum, Swing, underperforming, undiscounted, Valcon
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Patents

GRANT
Utility
Audio file quality and accuracy assessment
15 Sep 20
Disclosed computer-based systems and methods for analyzing a plurality of audio files corresponding to text-based news stories and received from a plurality of audio file creators are configured to (i) compare quality and/or accuracy metrics of individual audio files against corresponding quality and/or accuracy thresholds, and (ii) based on the comparison: (a) accept audio files meeting the quality and/or accuracy thresholds for distribution to a plurality of subscribers for playback, (b) reject audio files failing to meet one or more certain quality and/or accuracy thresholds, (c) remediate audio files failing to meet certain quality thresholds, and (d) designate for human review, audio files failing to meet one or more certain quality and/or accuracy thresholds by a predetermined margin.
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Utility
Real time popularity based audible content acquisition
1 Sep 20
A personalized news service provides personalized news programs for its users by generating personalized combinations of audible versions of news stories derived from text-based based versions of the news stories.
GRANT
Utility
Retrieval and playout of media content
1 Sep 20
An example method involves accessing a playlist defining a sequence of media content items including a first media content item and a second media content item; retrieving, from one or more server devices, first data representing the media content items of the received playlist, and using the retrieved first data to playout the media content items in accordance with the sequence defined by the playlist; determining a status of an event, and using the determined status of the event as a basis to determine a condition; making a determination that the determined condition has been satisfied; and responsive to making the determination that the determined condition has been satisfied, (i) retrieving second data representing a media content item related to the event, and (ii) using the retrieved second data to playout the media content item related to the event in between playing out the first and second media content items.
GRANT
Utility
Retrieval and playout of media content
25 Aug 20
An example method involves (i) accessing a playlist defining a sequence of media content items including a first media content item and a second media content item; (ii) retrieving, from one or more server devices, first data representing the media content items of the received playlist, and using the retrieved first data to play out, via a client device, the media content items in accordance with the sequence defined by the playlist; (iii) accessing second data representing user activity related to the client device, and using the accessed second data as a basis to select a media content item from a plurality of media content items; and (iv) retrieving third data representing the selected media content item, and using the retrieved third data to play out, via the client device, the selected media content item in between playing out the first and second media content items.
GRANT
Utility
Method and system for sale management
25 Aug 20
A method and system for sale management is disclosed.