Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) announced its earnings results on Monday. The business services provider reported $3.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.04 by $0.18, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Dun & Bradstreet had a net margin of 8.09% and a negative return on equity of 29.86%. The company had revenue of $528.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $535.82 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.99 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis.

Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) opened at $120.50 on Wednesday. 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 has a fifty-two week low of $101.17 and a fifty-two week high of $125.32. The company has a market cap of $4,125.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.17, a PEG ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 1.27.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.5225 per share. This is a boost from Dun & Bradstreet’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. This represents a $2.09 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 21st. Dun & Bradstreet’s payout ratio is currently 53.03%.

Several brokerages have issued reports on DNB. ValuEngine raised shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Barclays upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $105.00 to $125.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered their price target on shares of Dun & Bradstreet from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Dun & Bradstreet presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $125.75.

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About Dun & Bradstreet

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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