Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dun & Bradstreet earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2716943794036 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE DNB) traded down $1.16 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $118.69. 440,141 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 357,346. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,447.37, a P/E ratio of 16.88, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.27. Dun & Bradstreet has a 52-week low of $100.46 and a 52-week high of $125.57. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.5025 per share. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 21st. Dun & Bradstreet’s dividend payout ratio is currently 38.73%.

A number of research firms recently commented on DNB. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Barclays raised shares of Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $105.00 to $125.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird decreased their price objective 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. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Dun & Bradstreet has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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