Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) – Research analysts at William Blair upped their FY2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in a research note issued on Thursday. William Blair analyst S. Sheldon now forecasts that the business services provider will earn $7.12 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $6.98. William Blair also issued estimates for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s Q4 2017 earnings at $2.98 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.92 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.33 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.75 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $3.14 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $7.14 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.40 EPS.

A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on DNB. Robert W. Baird dropped their price objective on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $119.50.

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Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE DNB) opened at $115.04 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $4,212.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.99, a PEG ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.92. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 1 year low of $100.46 and a 1 year high of $125.57.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last issued 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 Corporation (The) 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 analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.79 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DNB. Eaton Vance Management purchased a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in the second quarter valued at about $30,494,000. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. grew its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 23.5% during the second quarter. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 15,770 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,706,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 118.5% in the second quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 36,332 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $4,055,000 after purchasing an additional 19,707 shares during the period. Shapiro Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in the second quarter valued at approximately $98,786,000. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group lifted its holdings in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 28.1% during the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 855,664 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $92,087,000 after buying an additional 187,500 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 89.68% of the company’s stock.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be issued a $0.5025 dividend. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s payout ratio is currently 38.73%.

About Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB)

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