Equities research analysts forecast that Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) will post $536.97 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for Dun & Bradstreet’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $529.79 million to $542.30 million. Dun & Bradstreet reported sales of $517.10 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.8%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, February 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will report full-year sales of $536.97 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $1.75 billion to $1.76 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect 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 calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.21. Dun & Bradstreet had a net margin of 11.12% and a negative return on equity of 28.31%. The company had revenue of $428.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.79 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis.

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

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet in the second quarter valued at $173,000. Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet in the third quarter valued at $204,000. Magnetar Financial LLC bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet in the third quarter valued at $206,000. Nomura Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet in the second quarter valued at $206,000. Finally, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet in the second quarter valued at $216,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.86% of the company’s stock.

Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) opened at $119.89 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $4,442.56, a P/E ratio of 16.86, a P/E/G ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.27. 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 one year low of $100.46 and a one year high of $125.57.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.5025 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.68%. Dun & Bradstreet’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 38.73%.

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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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