Analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) will announce sales of $536.97 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have issued estimates for Dun & Bradstreet’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $529.79 million to $542.30 million. Dun & Bradstreet posted sales of $517.10 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.8%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will report full-year sales of $536.97 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $1.75 billion to $1.76 billion. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report sales of $1.80 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.79 billion to $1.82 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.58 by $0.21. The business had revenue of $428.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $428.81 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.79 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on DNB shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc started coverage on Dun & Bradstreet in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 target price for the company. Barclays PLC upgraded Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $105.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Robert W. Baird cut their target price on Dun & Bradstreet from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dun & Bradstreet presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $125.75.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DNB. Creative Planning lifted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,257 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $136,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems lifted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 6,805 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $736,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Financial Advisors Network Inc. lifted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Advisors Network Inc. now owns 2,778 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $300,000 after acquiring an additional 121 shares during the last quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP lifted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 13,291 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,437,000 after acquiring an additional 207 shares during the last quarter. Finally, M&T Bank Corp lifted its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 8.9% during the 2nd quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 5,584 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $604,000 after acquiring an additional 457 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.35% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE DNB) opened at $120.35 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,450.00, a P/E ratio of 16.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.26. 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 has a 52-week low of $100.46 and a 52-week high of $125.57.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be given a $0.5025 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.67%. Dun & Bradstreet’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 37.92%.

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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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