TheStreet upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) from a c rating to a b- rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on DNB. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dun & Bradstreet from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, October 4th. 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 report on Friday, August 10th. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Dun & Bradstreet from $135.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Dun & Bradstreet from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dun & Bradstreet currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $133.40.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet stock opened at $142.60 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.30 billion, a PE ratio of 19.38, a P/E/G ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 1.12. Dun & Bradstreet has a one year low of $105.42 and a one year high of $145.00.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.85 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.98 by ($0.13). The company had revenue of $416.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $432.51 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 36.68% and a net margin of 13.02%. Dun & Bradstreet’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.79 EPS. As a group, research analysts forecast that Dun & Bradstreet will post 8.44 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of DNB. Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management purchased a new position in Dun & Bradstreet during the 3rd quarter valued at $146,000. Global X Management Co LLC purchased a new position in Dun & Bradstreet during the 2nd quarter valued at $185,000. Cutler Group LP purchased a new position in Dun & Bradstreet during the 2nd quarter valued at $196,000. Ibex Investors LLC purchased a new position in Dun & Bradstreet during the 3rd quarter valued at $205,000. Finally, New Vernon Capital Holdings II LLC purchased a new position in Dun & Bradstreet during the 3rd quarter valued at $212,000. Institutional investors own 87.65% of the company’s stock.

Dun & Bradstreet Company Profile

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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