Capstone Asset Management Co. raised its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) by 54.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,591 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,262 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co.’s holdings in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) were worth $388,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. increased its position 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 worth $162,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Norinchukin Bank The increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 7.3% in the first quarter. Norinchukin Bank The now owns 2,393 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $258,000 after buying an additional 162 shares during the last quarter. Financial Advisors Network Inc. increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 306.3% in the first quarter. Financial Advisors Network Inc. now owns 2,657 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $291,000 after buying an additional 2,003 shares during the last quarter. Heartland Advisors Inc. increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 2.5% in the first quarter. Heartland Advisors Inc. now owns 2,665 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $288,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Kentucky Retirement Systems acquired a new position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the fourth quarter worth about $324,000. Institutional investors own 92.33% of the company’s stock.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (DNB) traded down 0.63% on Monday, hitting $112.76. 70,171 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average is $107.72 and its 200 day moving average is $109.19. The stock has a market cap of $4.16 billion, a PE ratio of 38.39 and a beta of 1.22. 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 posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.24. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a net margin of 6.36% and a negative return on equity of 26.22%. The firm had revenue of $408.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $410.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.37 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post $7.01 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.5025 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 21st. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.77%. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 68.37%.

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A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $127.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $117.33.

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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