Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Given Media Impact Score of 0.13

Media headlines about Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2998046065707 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) traded up $0.98 on Thursday, hitting $121.42. 236,405 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 358,180. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,510.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.27. Dun & Bradstreet has a 1 year low of $100.46 and a 1 year high of $125.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.92.

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

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.5025 per share. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. Dun & Bradstreet’s dividend payout ratio is currently 38.73%.

A number of research firms have weighed in on DNB. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 price objective on the stock. Robert W. Baird cut their price objective on shares of Dun & Bradstreet from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Barclays upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $105.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $125.75.

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About Dun & Bradstreet

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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