News articles about Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 80 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) traded up 0.85% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $106.25. The stock had a trading volume of 288,654 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $105.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $111.28. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 12-month low of $100.46 and a 12-month high of $141.57. The firm has a market cap of $3.92 billion, a P/E ratio of 47.24 and a beta of 1.22.
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The business services provider reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $383.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $380.04 million. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a negative return on equity of 25.59% and a net margin of 4.85%. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.18 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post $7.00 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 24th were issued a $0.5025 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 22nd. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.89%. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 90.13%.
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on DNB shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 17th. BidaskClub raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $112.50.
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Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) 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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