Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.15

Media stories about Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dun & Bradstreet earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2911718586684 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE DNB) opened at $120.69 on Tuesday. Dun & Bradstreet has a fifty-two week low of $100.46 and a fifty-two week high of $125.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,484.33, a PE ratio of 17.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.27.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.58 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $428.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $428.81 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 28.31% and a net margin of 11.12%. The business’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.79 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Dun & Bradstreet will post 7.17 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were given a dividend of $0.5025 per share. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 21st. Dun & Bradstreet’s payout ratio is 38.73%.

DNB has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 4th. Barclays upgraded Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $105.00 to $125.00 in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Robert W. Baird reduced their price target on Dun & Bradstreet from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Dun & Bradstreet in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 price objective for the company. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $125.75.

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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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