Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) – Equities researchers at William Blair cut their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in a report issued on Thursday. William Blair analyst S. Sheldon now expects that the business services provider will earn $1.55 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.69. William Blair also issued estimates for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s FY2017 earnings at $6.98 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $7.28 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.70 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on DNB. Zacks Investment Research raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $112.50.

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Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) opened at 113.48 on Monday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $107.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $109.19. The company has a market cap of $4.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.64 and a beta of 1.22. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a one year low of $100.46 and a one year high of $141.57.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.24. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a negative return on equity of 26.22% and a net margin of 6.36%. The company had revenue of $408.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $410.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.37 earnings per share. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.5025 per share. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 21st. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 68.37%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Creative Planning increased its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 2.0% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,257 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. increased its stake 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. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the second quarter valued at $216,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the second quarter valued at $230,000. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake 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. 92.33% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) 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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