Capital Fund Management S.A. lessened its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) by 80.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 10,904 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 45,096 shares during the period. Capital Fund Management S.A.’s holdings in Dun & Bradstreet were worth $1,554,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 0.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,336,959 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $409,279,000 after buying an additional 26,473 shares during the period. Boston Partners lifted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 8.9% in the second quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,234,321 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $151,389,000 after buying an additional 100,803 shares during the period. Investec Asset Management LTD lifted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 29.8% in the second quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD now owns 887,561 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $108,859,000 after buying an additional 203,940 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 0.6% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 831,536 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $118,502,000 after buying an additional 4,744 shares during the period. Finally, AGF Investments Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 10.7% in the second quarter. AGF Investments Inc. now owns 655,218 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $80,362,000 after buying an additional 63,321 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.65% of the company’s stock.

DNB has been the subject of several research reports. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $145.00 target price (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Robert W. Baird increased their target price on shares of Dun & Bradstreet from $135.00 to $145.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Dun & Bradstreet currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $133.40.

Shares of DNB opened at $142.82 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.81 and a beta of 1.12. Dun & Bradstreet Corp has a 12 month low of $105.42 and a 12 month high of $145.00.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.85 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.98 by ($0.13). The business had revenue of $416.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $432.51 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 36.68% and a net margin of 13.02%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.79 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corp will post 8.44 EPS for the current year.

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About Dun & Bradstreet

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides commercial data, analytics, and insight on businesses. The company operates through two segments, Americas and Non-Americas. It offers risk management solutions comprising trade credit solutions, such as The D&B Credit Suite, which includes D&B Credit and DNBi, subscription-based online applications that offer customers real time access to information, comprehensive monitoring, and portfolio analysis; various business information reports; and D&B Credibility solutions primarily for small businesses; Supplier Risk Manager, an online application that helps businesses mitigate supply chain risk; Compliance product suite that includes D&B Onboard and D&B Compliance Check, which helps customers comply with anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption regulations through onboarding, screening, and monitoring of customers and third parties; and D&B Direct, an API that enables data integration inside enterprise applications, such as ERP, and enables master data management and toolkit.

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