UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lowered its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB) by 24.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 129,063 shares of the company’s stock after selling 41,317 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. owned approximately 0.36% of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. worth $15,724,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. William Blair Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corp. during the second quarter worth $153,413,000. Kleinwort Benson Investors Dublin Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $55,817,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by 148.9% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 179,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,472,000 after buying an additional 107,200 shares in the last quarter. AGF Investments Inc. raised its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by 16.4% in the second quarter. AGF Investments Inc. now owns 564,610 shares of the company’s stock valued at $68,778,000 after buying an additional 79,406 shares in the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by 34.6% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 292,281 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,128,000 after buying an additional 75,207 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.30% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB) traded up 1.08% during trading on Thursday, reaching $135.26. The company had a trading volume of 43,584 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.91 billion, a PE ratio of 26.72 and a beta of 1.30. Dun & Bradstreet Corp. has a 1-year low of $85.99 and a 1-year high of $141.57. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $137.43 and a 200 day moving average of $121.79.

Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB) last posted its earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.19. Dun & Bradstreet Corp. had a net margin of 10.99% and a negative return on equity of 23.87%. The firm earned $389.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $394.84 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.25 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corp. will post $7.40 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 9th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 24th were issued a $0.4825 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 22nd. This represents a $1.93 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.44%. Dun & Bradstreet Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 38.14%.

DNB has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dun & Bradstreet Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 4th. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on Dun & Bradstreet Corp. from $100.00 to $125.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd.

In other Dun & Bradstreet Corp. news, CFO Richard H. Veldran sold 29,158 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $139.58, for a total value of $4,069,873.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 15,367 shares in the company, valued at $2,144,925.86. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, COO Joshua L. Peirez sold 36,508 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.59, for a total transaction of $5,096,151.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 26,879 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,752,039.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.53% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is the source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. The Company’s commercial database contained over 240 million business records. The customers use D&B Risk management solutions to mitigate credit, compliance and supplier risk, and D&B Sales and marketing solutions to offers data management capabilities.

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