Shares of Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.61 points or 1.16% at $53.33 with 2,264,283 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $53.04, the shares hit an intraday low of $52.86 and an intraday high of $53.43 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $19.06 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 357.35 million shares.
On Sept. 20, 2016 Nielsen (NLSN) and Vision Critical, a leading cloud-based customer intelligence platform provider, have announced a strategic alliance that will enable clients to better understand their customers and build more authentic customer relationships.
The first of several planned future offerings is the connection of Nielsen’s currency-grade measurement data of what people watch and buy to insight communities powered by the Vision Critical platform, which help uncover and provide to marketers, product innovators and sales and business leaders quick and actionable consumer insights to support business decisions.
Clients of the integrated offering will be able to receive profiles of their insight community on demographic variables, as well as up to potentially 500 other behaviors captured by Nielsen. With this added intelligence, clients can extract additional value from their insight community; for example, by identifying community member groups whose members exhibit specific characteristics.
Additionally, using the Nielsen Marketing Cloud, audiences within the insight community can be reached at scale across multiple channels, for a more comprehensive view of their interactions with a brand.
“Vision Critical and Nielsen share in the desire to help our clients succeed; through better products, stronger marketing and positive interactions with brands. We are excited about the range of possibilities the integration of Nielsen’s data brings to Vision Critical’s platform and to our clients and business partners, including a deeper understanding of and more authentic connection with their customers,” says Scott Miller, CEO, Vision Critical.
“We are excited about the opportunity to increase the ways in which we connect with consumers through our alliance with Vision Critical, whose consumer-centric approach to driving value with clients is a natural complement with Nielsen’s consumer-centric approach to measurement. Measurement and analytics each hold value, a value that is enhanced when the two are connected. Nielsen’s gold-standard approach to measurement helps clients measure performance and provides them the needed insights for crucial decision making. But analytics are also a key tool in this process, unlocking the reasons behind performance and determining next steps for improvement,” says Lynda Clarizio, President of U.S. Media, Nielsen.
Shares of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.40 points or 3.18% at $12.96 with 2,179,087 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $12.69, the shares hit an intraday low of $12.48 and an intraday high of $13.20 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $768.10 million and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 55.97 million shares.
Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) on Sept. 21, 2016 announced that it has signed a financing agreement, pursuant to which, Export Development Canada (“EDC”) has agreed to provide guarantees or letters of credit of up to US$100 million to Canadian Solar to support its global activities of project development. Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto Branch of China Construction Bank Corporation will serve as fronting banks on the facility.
“We are very pleased to work with EDC to execute on our global solar power business strategy. With EDC’s backing, we are able to improve our financial flexibility on our capital allocation to new solar projects,” commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, “The continuous support we received from EDC is a testament to our leading position in the global solar industry. We value our strategic partnership with EDC as we continue to deliver on our commitment to accelerating the deployment of clean, reliable, emission-free solar energy worldwide.”