Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) by 81.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 44,578 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 20,036 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned 0.12% of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) worth $4,821,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Creative Planning increased its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 2.0% in the second 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 during the period. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. increased its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 66.7% in the first quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. now owns 1,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $162,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the second quarter valued at $216,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the second quarter valued at $230,000. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 5.0% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 2,329 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $251,000 after buying an additional 110 shares during the period. 90.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) opened at 112.92 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $4.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.45 and a beta of 1.22. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 12 month low of $100.46 and a 12 month high of $139.70. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $111.16 and its 200 day moving average price is $108.05.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $408.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $410.90 million. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a net margin of 6.36% and a negative return on equity of 26.85%. The company’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.37 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post $7.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.5025 per share. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 21st. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 68.37%.

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DNB has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $116.00.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB)

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