Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) was upgraded by research analysts at Barclays PLC from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report issued on Monday. The brokerage presently has a $125.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $105.00. Barclays PLC’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 9.06% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on DNB. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 price objective on the stock. Robert W. Baird reduced their price objective on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $125.75.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) opened at $114.62 on Monday. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 1 year low of $100.46 and a 1 year high of $125.57. The firm has a market cap of $4,236.33, a P/E ratio of 16.08, a PEG ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.92.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $428.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.79 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post 7.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of DNB. Glenview Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in the second quarter valued at $108,776,000. Shapiro Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in the second quarter valued at $98,786,000. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC lifted its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 52.5% in the second quarter. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC now owns 1,735,371 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $187,680,000 after buying an additional 597,297 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 20.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,050,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $329,861,000 after buying an additional 511,579 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 43.5% in the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,285,064 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $138,981,000 after buying an additional 389,334 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.40% 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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