Brokerages predict that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) will report earnings of $3.04 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $2.98 to $3.12. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) reported earnings per share of $2.99 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 1.7%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) will report full year earnings of $7.16 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.09 to $7.20. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $7.37 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.14 to $7.56. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The).

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.58 by $0.21. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a negative return on equity of 28.31% and a net margin of 11.12%. The business had revenue of $428.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.79 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

DNB has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, September 4th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) initiated coverage on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in a report on Wednesday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 target price for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $120.75.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (DNB) traded down $0.35 during trading on Monday, reaching $114.62. The company had a trading volume of 114,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 373,253. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 12 month low of $100.46 and a 12 month high of $125.57. The stock has a market cap of $4,249.26, a PE ratio of 16.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.5025 per share. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 38.73%.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of DNB. Creative Planning raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,257 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $136,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC purchased a new position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $173,000. Nomura Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $206,000. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. purchased a new position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $216,000. Finally, First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $230,000. 89.68% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) Company Profile

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is the source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Americas, which consists of its operations in the United States and Canada, and Non-Americas, which consists of its operations in the United Kingdom, Greater China, India, and its European and Asia Pacific Worldwide Networks.

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