Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. raised its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) by 28.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,580 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C.’s holdings in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) were worth $387,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of DNB. Boston Family Office LLC increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 31.9% in the second quarter. Boston Family Office LLC now owns 8,423 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $911,000 after buying an additional 2,035 shares during the period. Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the second quarter valued at approximately $5,629,000. Financial Advisors Network Inc. increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 4.6% in the second quarter. Financial Advisors Network Inc. now owns 2,778 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $300,000 after buying an additional 121 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 269.9% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 91,842 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $9,933,000 after buying an additional 67,011 shares during the period. Finally, Teton Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the second quarter valued at approximately $409,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.24% of the company’s stock.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) opened at 109.53 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $4.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 37.29 and a beta of 1.22. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 1-year low of $100.46 and a 1-year high of $139.86. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $110.48 and a 200 day moving average of $108.21.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $408.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $410.90 million. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a net margin of 6.36% and a negative return on equity of 26.85%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.37 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post $7.04 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.5025 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 21st. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.84%. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 68.37%.

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Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $127.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $117.33.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB)

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