Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) – Analysts at William Blair reduced their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in a report released on Thursday. William Blair analyst S. Sheldon now anticipates that the business services provider will post earnings of $1.55 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.69. William Blair also issued estimates for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s FY2017 earnings at $6.98 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $7.28 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.70 EPS.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the 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 business had revenue of $408.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $410.90 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.37 EPS. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis.

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Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $117.33.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (DNB) opened at 111.69 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $108.30 and a 200-day moving average of $109.26. The company has a market capitalization of $4.12 billion, a PE ratio of 38.03 and a beta of 1.22. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a one year low of $100.46 and a one year high of $140.44.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 2.0% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,257 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 0.6% in the first quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 5,392 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $582,000 after buying an additional 31 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 1.1% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 5,088 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $549,000 after buying an additional 56 shares during the last quarter. Heartland Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of 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 valued at $288,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd raised its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 0.9% in the first quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 10,838 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,169,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.33% of the company’s stock.

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 $0.5025 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 21st. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.80%. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s payout ratio is currently 68.37%.

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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