Wall Street analysts predict that Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) will post earnings per share of $2.00 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have provided estimates for Dun & Bradstreet’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $2.09 and the lowest is $1.89. Dun & Bradstreet posted earnings of $1.79 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.7%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, November 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will report full year earnings of $8.47 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.20 to $8.70. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $8.84 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.50 to $9.05. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The business services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.50 by ($0.10). The company had revenue of $439.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $402.78 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 34.95% and a net margin of 13.08%.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on DNB shares. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $145.00 price objective (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut Dun & Bradstreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $127.00 target price on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Wells Fargo & Co raised their target price on Dun & Bradstreet from $113.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, June 25th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $132.00.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of DNB. Amalgamated Bank raised its holdings in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 5.0% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 8,143 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $999,000 after buying an additional 390 shares during the last quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 1.1% in the second quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC now owns 36,962 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $4,533,000 after buying an additional 392 shares during the last quarter. AGF Investments America Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 2.4% in the second quarter. AGF Investments America Inc. now owns 20,935 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,568,000 after buying an additional 486 shares during the last quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 11.5% in the second quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 5,696 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $699,000 after buying an additional 586 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 4.4% in the first quarter. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 17,385 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,034,000 after buying an additional 725 shares during the last quarter. 88.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet stock traded down $0.41 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $144.38. The company had a trading volume of 9,774 shares, compared to its average volume of 698,477. The company has a market cap of $5.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.61, a PEG ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a current ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.73. Dun & Bradstreet has a 1-year low of $105.42 and a 1-year high of $145.00.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 7th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.5225 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 21st. This represents a $2.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.45%. Dun & Bradstreet’s payout ratio is presently 28.40%.

Dun & Bradstreet Company Profile

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides commercial data, analytics, and insight on businesses. The company operates through two segments, Americas and Non-Americas. It offers risk management solutions comprising trade credit solutions, such as The D&B Credit Suite, which includes D&B Credit and DNBi, subscription-based online applications that offer customers real time access to information, comprehensive monitoring, and portfolio analysis; various business information reports; and D&B Credibility solutions primarily for small businesses; Supplier Risk Manager, an online application that helps businesses mitigate supply chain risk; Compliance product suite that includes D&B Onboard and D&B Compliance Check, which helps customers comply with anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption regulations through onboarding, screening, and monitoring of customers and third parties; and D&B Direct, an API that enables data integration inside enterprise applications, such as ERP, and enables master data management and toolkit.

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