Press coverage about Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dun & Bradstreet earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.9551829433152 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- $387.39 Million in Sales Expected for Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- The Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Gains From Partnerships & Buyouts (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Will Post Earnings of $1.04 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Comparing Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) & TransUnion (TRU) (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research firms have recently weighed in on DNB. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Barclays raised shares of Dun & Bradstreet from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $132.00 to $140.00 in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. William Blair reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase raised their price target on shares of Dun & Bradstreet from $117.00 to $124.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Dun & Bradstreet currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $129.80.
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The business services provider reported $3.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.04 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $528.30 million for 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%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.99 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Dun & Bradstreet will post 8.12 earnings per share for the current year.
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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