Equities research analysts expect Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) to report earnings per share of $3.03 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Dun & Bradstreet’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $3.06 and the lowest estimate coming in at $2.98. Dun & Bradstreet posted earnings of $2.99 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 1.3%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, February 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will report full-year earnings of $7.17 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.12 to $7.20. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $7.37 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.14 to $7.56. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet (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 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.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on DNB shares. Barclays upgraded Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their target price for the company from $105.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Robert W. Baird cut their target price on Dun & Bradstreet from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dun & Bradstreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Dun & Bradstreet in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 target price on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Dun & Bradstreet currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $125.75.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in DNB. Glenview Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet during the 2nd quarter valued at about $108,776,000. Shapiro Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet during the 2nd quarter valued at about $98,786,000. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC boosted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 52.5% during the 2nd quarter. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC now owns 1,735,371 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $187,680,000 after purchasing an additional 597,297 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 20.2% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,050,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $329,861,000 after purchasing an additional 511,579 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 144.5% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 433,958 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $46,933,000 after purchasing an additional 256,458 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.82% of the company’s stock.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) traded down $0.37 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $119.96. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 190,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 240,533. Dun & Bradstreet has a 1 year low of $100.46 and a 1 year high of $125.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.92. The company has a market cap of $4,433.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.11, a PEG ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.27.

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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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