Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

DNB has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Barclays upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $105.00 to $125.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird dropped their target price on shares of Dun & Bradstreet from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have 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 (NYSE DNB) traded up $8.87 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $120.50. 1,582,456 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 374,815. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93. The firm has a market cap of $4,035.63, a P/E ratio of 23.22, a P/E/G ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 1.27. Dun & Bradstreet has a 52-week low of $101.17 and a 52-week high of $125.32.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The business services provider reported $3.22 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.04 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $528.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $535.82 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a net margin of 11.12% and a negative return on equity of 28.31%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.99 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Dun & Bradstreet will post 7.17 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 38.6% during the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 460,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $54,540,000 after acquiring an additional 128,300 shares in the last quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 5.1% during the 4th quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 10,121 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,198,000 after acquiring an additional 487 shares in the last quarter. AXA grew its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 61.7% during the 4th quarter. AXA now owns 139,618 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $16,532,000 after acquiring an additional 53,300 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 0.8% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 308,807 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $36,565,000 after acquiring an additional 2,315 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Amalgamated Bank grew its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 5.9% during the 4th quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 7,592 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $899,000 after acquiring an additional 421 shares in the last quarter. 90.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About Dun & Bradstreet

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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