Media stories about Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6318247294247 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on DNB shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc started coverage on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 price target for the company. Barclays PLC upgraded Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $105.00 to $125.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered their price target on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $125.75.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) traded down $0.36 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $120.35. The stock had a trading volume of 52,850 shares, compared to its average volume of 365,231. The stock has a market cap of $4,461.41, a PE ratio of 16.93, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $100.46 and a fifty-two week high of $125.57.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.58 by $0.21. The business had revenue of $428.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a negative return on equity of 28.31% and a net margin of 11.12%. The company’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.79 EPS. analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post 7.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.5025 per share. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 38.73%.

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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.

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