Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Will Post Earnings of $1.50 Per Share

Equities analysts predict that Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $1.50 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have issued estimates for Dun & Bradstreet’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.37 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.62. Dun & Bradstreet posted earnings per share of $1.40 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 7.1%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, August 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will report full year earnings of $8.47 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.20 to $8.70. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $8.84 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.50 to $9.05. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The business services provider reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $384.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $386.91 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a net margin of 10.64% and a negative return on equity of 33.35%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.95 earnings per share.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on DNB. William Blair restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $133.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Barclays upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $132.00 to $140.00 in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. JPMorgan Chase boosted their target price on shares of Dun & Bradstreet from $117.00 to $124.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $129.80.

NYSE DNB opened at $125.46 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $4.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.29 and a beta of 1.22. Dun & Bradstreet has a 1 year low of $123.59 and a 1 year high of $124.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.56, a current ratio of 0.52 and a quick ratio of 0.52.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 23rd will be given a $0.5225 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 22nd. This represents a $2.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.67%. Dun & Bradstreet’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 28.40%.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet in the fourth quarter worth about $128,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet in the fourth quarter worth about $184,000. Eagle Ridge Investment Management acquired a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet in the fourth quarter worth about $201,000. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet in the first quarter worth about $217,000. Finally, Gotham Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet in the fourth quarter worth about $220,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.62% 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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