Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) had its price objective reduced by Robert W. Baird from $130.00 to $127.00 in a report released on Friday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the business services provider’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $127.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $119.50.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE DNB) traded up $0.71 during trading on Friday, reaching $114.69. 52,801 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 244,343. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93. The firm has a market cap of $4,212.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.99, a PEG ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 1.26.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.21. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a net margin of 11.12% and a negative return on equity of 28.31%. The business had revenue of $428.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.79 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post 7.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The company 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 $0.5025 dividend. 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 payout ratio is presently 38.73%.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Creative Planning raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,257 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 6,805 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $736,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Financial Advisors Network Inc. increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Advisors Network Inc. now owns 2,778 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $300,000 after purchasing an additional 121 shares in the last quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 13,291 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,437,000 after purchasing an additional 207 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oakbrook Investments LLC increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 3,110 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $336,000 after purchasing an additional 210 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.68% of the company’s stock.

About Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)

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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