Chartwell Investment Partners LLC lifted its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) by 40.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 24,215 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,945 shares during the period. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC owned approximately 0.07% of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) worth $2,818,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Eaton Vance Management acquired a new stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $30,494,000. Lincoln National Corp bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $487,000. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. increased its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 23.5% during the 2nd quarter. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 15,770 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,706,000 after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank increased its stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) by 118.5% during the 2nd quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 36,332 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,055,000 after purchasing an additional 19,707 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Shapiro Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $98,786,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.35% of the company’s stock.

DNB has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Barclays PLC raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $105.00 to $125.00 in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc initiated coverage on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 target price for the company. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered their target price on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company 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 has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.75.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE DNB) opened at $120.35 on Friday. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 52 week low of $100.46 and a 52 week high of $125.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,461.41, a P/E ratio of 16.93, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.26.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last posted its earnings results 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. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a negative return on equity of 28.31% and a net margin of 11.12%. The business had revenue of $428.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.79 EPS. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post 7.16 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.5025 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.67%. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 38.73%.

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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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