Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The business services provider reported $3.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.04 by $0.18, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $528.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $535.82 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 29.86% and a net margin of 8.09%. The firm’s revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.99 earnings per share.
Shares of Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) opened at $120.50 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.92. Dun & Bradstreet has a one year low of $101.17 and a one year high of $125.32. The stock has a market cap of $4,125.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 1.27.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.5225 per share. This is an increase from Dun & Bradstreet’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. This represents a $2.09 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 21st. Dun & Bradstreet’s payout ratio is 53.03%.
Several research firms have issued reports on DNB. ValuEngine raised Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Barclays raised Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price target for the company from $105.00 to $125.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. 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 target on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird cut their target price on shares of Dun & Bradstreet from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $125.75.
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Dun & Bradstreet 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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