Arizona State Retirement System continued to hold its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,143 shares of the business services provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) were worth $987,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the fourth quarter worth about $1,472,000. ING Groep NV purchased a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the fourth quarter worth about $259,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 48,141 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $5,840,000 after buying an additional 2,181 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 16,753 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,069,000 after buying an additional 409 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 5.9% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,538,194 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $186,608,000 after buying an additional 85,903 shares during the last quarter. 92.15% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) opened at 106.49 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $107.29 and its 200 day moving average price is $112.18. The company has a market capitalization of $3.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.35 and a beta of 1.23. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 1-year low of $100.46 and a 1-year high of $141.57.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The business services provider reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.05. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a net margin of 4.85% and a negative return on equity of 25.59%. The firm had revenue of $383.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $380.04 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.18 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post $7.00 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 24th were issued a dividend of $0.5025 per share. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 22nd. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 90.13%.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd.

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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