Hedge Funds Are Dumping Nielsen Hldg NV (NLSN)

Page 1 of 2

Is Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN) undervalued? Investors who are in the know are turning less bullish. The number of bullish hedge fund positions stayed the same which is a slightly negative development in our experience

Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN)

At the moment, there are tons of metrics investors can use to monitor the equity markets. Some of the most innovative are hedge fund and insider trading sentiment. At Insider Monkey, our studies have shown that, historically, those who follow the top picks of the top investment managers can outpace the market by a solid amount (see just how much).

Equally as beneficial, bullish insider trading activity is another way to parse down the financial markets. Obviously, there are lots of stimuli for an executive to downsize shares of his or her company, but only one, very simple reason why they would buy. Several empirical studies have demonstrated the valuable potential of this strategy if piggybackers know what to do (learn more here).

Keeping this in mind, let’s take a peek at the recent action encompassing Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN).

How are hedge funds trading Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN)?

At the end of the first quarter, a total of 20 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of 0% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly.

When looking at the hedgies we track, Eric Mindich’s Eton Park Capital had the most valuable position in Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN), worth close to $286.6 million, accounting for 5.7% of its total 13F portfolio. On Eton Park Capital’s heels is David Blood and Al Gore of Generation Investment Management, with a $250.4 million position; 5.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedgies with similar optimism include Daniel S. Och’s OZ Management, J Kevin Kenny Jr’s Emerging Sovereign Group and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

Seeing as Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN) has experienced declining sentiment from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, it’s easy to see that there lies a certain “tier” of fund managers that elected to cut their full holdings last quarter. Intriguingly, Kenney Y. Oh’s SeaStone Capital Management cut the largest stake of the 450+ funds we monitor, totaling close to $29.2 million in stock., and Jean-Marie Eveillard of First Eagle Investment Management was right behind this move, as the fund said goodbye to about $27.5 million worth. These moves are important to note, as total hedge fund interest stayed the same (this is a bearish signal in our experience).

Insider trading activity in Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN)

Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is most useful when the primary stock in question has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest six-month time period, Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and 22 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

Let’s also review hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN). These stocks are Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN), Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB), FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS), Thomson Reuters Corporation (USA) (NYSE:TRI), and IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS). This group of stocks are in the information & delivery services industry and their market caps are closest to NLSN’s market cap.

Page 1 of 2
blog comments powered by Disqus
Insider Monkey Headlines
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months Click to see monthly returns in table format!

Lists

The 13 Most Expensive Headphones in the World to Represent

The Top 20 Wealthiest Soccer Teams in 2014

4 BuzzWorthy Cannabis Stocks And Some Smoking Derivative Plays

The 10 Healthiest Fast Food Chains in America to Dine At

The 5 Most Expensive Cat Food Brands You Can Spoil Your Kitty With

The 6 Best eCommerce Platforms for Small Businesses

The 10 Worst Mistakes an Entrepreneur Can Make

The 5 Most OP Characters in League of Legends to Carry Games and Crush Foes With

The 5 Best Foods to Eat Before Running that Will Help You Pound the Pavement

10 Glaring Plot Holes in The Walking Dead that a Zombie-Filled Bus Could Drive Through

The 5 Biggest Celebrity Stoners Who Love Their Reefer

The 10 Most Overrated Movies Of All Time by Out-of-Touch Critics

Top 6 Least Expensive Cruise Destinations For 2015 that Will Take You to Paradise

10 States with Lowest Substance Abuse Rates in America

The 14 Most Watched TV Finales Ever

The 10 Best Selling Role Playing Games of All Time for PC

10 Most Influential Papers In Economics

Top 8 Biggest Charities in the US

10 Worst Celebrity Career Moves Ever

Top 10 Best Paid Tennis Stars in the World

10 Cities with High Demand for Nurses

6 of the Worst Greeting Card Messages Ever Crafted

How to Make Money in ArcheAge and Build Your Empire

10 Foods To Eat To Lower Cholesterol Levels

The 10 Most Hated Television Characters of All Time

The 30 Worst Halloween Costume Ideas Ever Brought to Horrible Life

10 Vocational Skills in Demand Today with Jobs Waiting to be Filled

10 Best Places to Visit in Central and South America

The 10 Greatest Empires in History Which Nearly Conquered the World

The 6 Cheapest Boarding Schools In America 2015

5 Clear Reasons LoL is Better than DotA, Continues to Rule MOBAs

The Only 9 Teams with a Chance to Win the Super Bowl

The 15 Most Common Phobias in America that Induce Fits of Panic

Top 6 Least Expensive Tourist Destinations in 2014

Jim Goetz, Peter Fenton, Jim Breyer: Top 6 Venture Investors for 2014

Top 15 Billionaires in 2014

5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Buying a Franchise

Top 20 Medical Schools in the US – 2014 Rankings

4 Business Strategies that Turned Jamie Oliver into the World’s Richest Chef

6 Qualities That Make You A Good Team Player

10 High Paying Seasonal Jobs in America this Holiday Season

The 10 Busiest Shipping Lanes in the World

5 Most Valuable Brands in China

The 10 States with Highest Substance Abuse Rates Crippling Their Populace

The Top 10 Things to Do Before You Die That Will Echo for Eternity

The 10 Best Selling Items on Etsy

Top 10 Things to Do in Tokyo, the Greatest City in the World

10 Mistakes on Social Media that Can Harm You and Will Probably Get You Canned

The 10 Best Cities to Find Jobs in 2014

The 10 Most Controversial Songs Of All Time to Hit (and get Banned from) the Airwaves

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!