Equities research analysts expect Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) to announce earnings per share of $1.16 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.96 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.22. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) posted earnings of $1.37 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 15.3%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) will report full-year earnings of $6.98 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.94 to $7.02. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $7.37 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.16 to $7.55. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The).

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The business services provider reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.05. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a net margin of 4.85% and a negative return on equity of 25.59%. The firm had revenue of $383.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $380.04 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.18 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Tredje AP fonden boosted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 69.2% in the fourth quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 1,286 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 526 shares in the last quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 66.7% in the first quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. now owns 1,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $162,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the fourth quarter valued at $208,000. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 5.0% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 2,329 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $251,000 after buying an additional 110 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 2,109 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $256,000 after buying an additional 35 shares in the last quarter. 92.15% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (DNB) traded up 0.59% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $106.52. 257,570 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a 50-day moving average of $107.38 and a 200-day moving average of $112.43. The stock has a market cap of $3.93 billion, a PE ratio of 47.36 and a beta of 1.23. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 12 month low of $100.46 and a 12 month high of $141.57.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 9th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 24th were issued a dividend of $0.5025 per share. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 22nd. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 90.13%.

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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