Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 19th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 23rd will be given a dividend of 0.4825 per share on Friday, December 9th. This represents a $1.93 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.54%.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB) opened at 125.71 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $4.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.83 and a beta of 1.32. Dun & Bradstreet Corp. has a 12-month low of $85.99 and a 12-month high of $141.57. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $133.48 and its 200 day moving average price is $125.96.

Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.19. The company earned $389.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $394.84 million. Dun & Bradstreet Corp. had a negative return on equity of 23.87% and a net margin of 10.99%. Dun & Bradstreet Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.25 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Dun & Bradstreet Corp. will post $7.40 earnings per share for the current year.

Dividend History for Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB)

DNB has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dun & Bradstreet Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 4th. Barclays PLC raised their price objective on Dun & Bradstreet Corp. from $100.00 to $125.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, William Blair reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. in a report on Monday. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the stock. Dun & Bradstreet Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $122.50.

In related news, CFO Richard H. Veldran sold 29,158 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.58, for a total value of $4,069,873.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 15,367 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,144,925.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Christie Hill sold 15,883 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $139.00, for a total value of $2,207,737.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 17,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,409,287. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.53% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DNB. US Bancorp DE increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by 0.8% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 9,491 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,156,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by 2.6% in the second quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC now owns 6,625 shares of the company’s stock worth $807,000 after buying an additional 169 shares during the period. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC boosted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by 3.1% in the second quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC now owns 7,869 shares of the company’s stock worth $959,000 after buying an additional 234 shares during the period. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd boosted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by 1.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 50,349 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,135,000 after buying an additional 754 shares during the period. Finally, Panagora Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by 17.5% in the second quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,894 shares of the company’s stock worth $718,000 after buying an additional 876 shares during the period. 92.26% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Dun & Bradstreet Corp. 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, Canada and Latin America, and Non-Americas, which consists of its operations in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greater China and India.

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