Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 19th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.5025 per share by the business services provider on Friday, December 8th. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) has raised its dividend by an average of 6.5% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend every year for the last 10 years. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) has a payout ratio of 28.1% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) to earn $7.37 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $2.01 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 27.3%.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) opened at $116.52 on Thursday. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a 1-year low of $100.46 and a 1-year high of $125.57. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,293.98, a PE ratio of 16.30, a PEG ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.26.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.79 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.21. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a negative return on equity of 28.31% and a net margin of 11.12%. The business had revenue of $428.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.79 EPS. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Dun & Bradstreet Corporation will post 7.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have commented on DNB. Zacks Investment Research cut Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Barclays PLC raised Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $105.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered their price target on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $125.75.

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About Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)

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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