Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Stock Price
Media headlines about Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dun & Bradstreet earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.9733097127443 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on DNB shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Barclays raised Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $105.00 to $125.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Dun & Bradstreet in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Robert W. Baird decreased their price objective on Dun & Bradstreet from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 3rd. 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 stock. Dun & Bradstreet currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $125.75.
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) traded up $0.49 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $119.91. The stock had a trading volume of 322,873 shares, compared to its average volume of 246,536. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,440.00, a P/E ratio of 22.62, a P/E/G ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.27. Dun & Bradstreet has a 1-year low of $100.46 and a 1-year high of $125.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.92.
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.21. Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 28.31% and a net margin of 11.12%. The business had revenue of $428.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.79 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will post 7.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Dun & Bradstreet 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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