Nielsen Slides, Pandora Spikes In Tuesday Trading


U.S. financial markets experienced another mixed day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 100.26 points, to 21,613.43, and the Nasdaq Composite index inched ahead 1.37, to 6,412.17.

Among the day’s key movers was Nielsen, which dipped 3%, to $38.62, following the release of a Zacks Equity Research report questioning if Nielsen will “surprise” with its upcoming release of its Q2 2017 results.

The results are due Thursday (7/27) and Zacks says its “proven model does not conclusively show that Nielsen is likely to beat on earnings this quarter.”

Meanwhile, Pandora Media‘s rebound following the exit of founder Tim Westergren continues, as the streaming audio company gained 2%, to $9.83.

Also rebounding after an uncharacteristically steep dip on Monday is Saga Communications. The company, soon to be a radio pure-play in small and medium-sized markets, enjoyed a 2.5% gain, climbing back to $38.70.