Dun & Bradstreet Corp (DNB) Expected to Announce Earnings of $3.73 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) to announce $3.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Dun & Bradstreet’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $3.55 to $3.85. Dun & Bradstreet posted earnings per share of $3.22 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 15.8%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 11th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will report full year earnings of $8.44 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.20 to $8.70. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $8.82 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.50 to $9.05. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.85 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.98 by ($0.13). Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 36.68% and a net margin of 13.02%. The firm had revenue of $416.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $432.51 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.79 EPS. Dun & Bradstreet’s revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis.



DNB has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 27th. Robert W. Baird raised their target price on shares of Dun & Bradstreet from $135.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $145.00 target price (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research note on Friday, August 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dun & Bradstreet currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $133.40.

NYSE DNB opened at $143.74 on Tuesday. Dun & Bradstreet has a 12 month low of $105.42 and a 12 month high of $145.00. The company has a market cap of $5.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.53, a PEG ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 1.09.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 0.8% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,336,959 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $409,279,000 after buying an additional 26,473 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 8.9% during the second quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,234,321 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $151,389,000 after buying an additional 100,803 shares during the last quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 29.8% during the second quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD now owns 887,561 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $108,859,000 after buying an additional 203,940 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 0.6% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 831,536 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $118,502,000 after buying an additional 4,744 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AGF Investments Inc. raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 10.7% during the second quarter. AGF Investments Inc. now owns 655,218 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $80,362,000 after buying an additional 63,321 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.36% of the company’s stock.

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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