comScore and Nielsen End Litigious Environment

To settle their patent discord, Consumer research firms Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) and comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) have entered into a cross-licensing deal. Terms of the agreement state that comScore will acquire four Nielsen patent families that were being disputed, and Nielsen will acquire ~$19M worth of comScore restricted stock and keep itĀ for at least one year.

Here’s how these stocks are trading on the news:

Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN): NLSN shares recently traded at $29.73, up $0.26, or 0.88%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $24.38 to $33.00. Volume today was 232,354 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 699,919 shares. The company’s trailing earnings are $-0.03 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR): SCOR shares recently traded at $19.66, up $0.13, or 0.67%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $12.50 to $31.28. Volume today was 148,827 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 245,208 shares. The company’s trailing earnings are $-0.40 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>