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March 8, 2013
17:06 EDTNLSN, ARBNielsen discloses receipt of FTC request for more information in Arbitron deal
Nielson (NLSN) disclosed in a regulatory filing that on March 8 Nielsen Holdings received a request for additional information and documentary materials from the Federal Trade Commission regarding the proposed merger of TNC Sub I Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nielsen, with and into Arbitron (ARB). Arbitron also received a similar request. The requests were issued under the notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. Nielsen intends to respond expeditiously to the request and continue to work cooperatively with the FTC in connection with this review. Completion of the acquisition remains subject to the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act, customary closing conditions and approval by Arbitronís stockholders.
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October 15, 2014
07:58 EDTNLSNRentrak deal with Fox affirms strategy, says Brean Capital
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October 14, 2014
07:41 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded at Bernstein
As noted earlier, Bernstein upgraded Nielsen to Outperform from Market Perform. The firm thinks the stock's decline on worries about the TV ad market and a belief that Nielsen's status as the dominant provider of TV rating sis in jeopardy is overdone. The firm believes that the company's position in TV ratings is safe because its product is superior to the main competitor and switching costs for customers would be high.
07:03 EDTNLSNNielsen shares defended at Macquarie
Macquarie reiterated its Outperform rating on Nielsen and said its core business remains unaffected and Rentrak is not a direct threat. The firm sees upside from OCR and other new products and views valuation as attractive.
06:00 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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October 10, 2014
13:17 EDTNLSNNielsen to restate some TV rating due to software glitch, Variety reports
Nielsen (NLSN) acknowledged it uncovered a software error on October 6 that had resulted in TV ratings being allocated incorrectly among broadcast and syndication programming since March 2 and that it would restate the ratings accordingly to fix the errors, reported Variety. The company said 98% to 99% of ratings would not be affected by more than .05 of a ratings point and a person familiar with the situation said some TV networks have an expectation that some of their new fall programming will see a very slight uplift due to the restatement, the report noted. The big four broadcast networks are operated by CBS (CBS), Comcast (CMCSA), Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
10:01 EDTNLSNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:56 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research
October 9, 2014
12:50 EDTNLSNRentrak advances after making deal with leading ad agency
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10:31 EDTNLSNRentrak deal with WPP transformational, says Brean Capital
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October 6, 2014
07:55 EDTNLSNRentrak price target raised to $84 from $72 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital raised its price target on Rentrak (RENT) to $84 from $72 citing positive momentum for TV Everywhere and lower risk in the stock given the company's operating leverage, strong cash flow, and potential for value expansion. The firm believes Rentrak can replace Nielson (NLSN) and reiterates its Buy rating on shares of Rentrak.

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