Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) Stock Price

News articles about Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dun & Bradstreet earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6696768574275 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine lowered Dun & Bradstreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. JPMorgan Chase raised their price objective on Dun & Bradstreet from $117.00 to $124.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Barclays upgraded Dun & Bradstreet from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $132.00 to $140.00 in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, William Blair reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dun & Bradstreet has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $129.80.

NYSE DNB traded down $2.75 during trading on Friday, hitting $115.56. The stock had a trading volume of 203,002 shares, compared to its average volume of 511,765. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.03, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The company has a market cap of $4,377.01, a P/E ratio of 15.70, a PEG ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 1.22. Dun & Bradstreet has a one year low of $101.17 and a one year high of $130.95.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 12th. The business services provider reported $3.22 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.04 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $528.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $535.82 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a net margin of 8.09% and a negative return on equity of 30.74%. Dun & Bradstreet’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.99 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will post 8.12 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd were paid a $0.5225 dividend. This is an increase from Dun & Bradstreet’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $2.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.81%. Dun & Bradstreet’s payout ratio is 28.40%.

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About Dun & Bradstreet

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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