State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) by 33.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,856 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,959 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s holdings in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) were worth $915,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Creative Planning raised its holdings 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 buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 2nd quarter worth $173,000. Nomura Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 2nd quarter worth $206,000. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 2nd quarter worth $216,000. Finally, First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 2nd quarter worth $230,000. 90.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) traded up $0.03 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $120.71. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 155,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 366,613. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 1 year low of $100.46 and a 1 year high of $125.57. The company has a market cap of $4,461.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.93, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.92.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, beating 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 firm had revenue of $428.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $428.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.79 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post 7.16 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be paid a $0.5025 dividend. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio is 38.73%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC upgraded Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $105.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in a research report 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 report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.75.

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

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