Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 7th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.5225 per share by the business services provider on Friday, September 7th. This represents a $2.09 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.68%.

Dun & Bradstreet has increased its dividend by an average of 4.5% per year over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 11 consecutive years. Dun & Bradstreet has a payout ratio of 24.7% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Analysts expect Dun & Bradstreet to earn $8.84 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $2.09 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 23.6%.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet traded down $1.57, reaching $124.25, during trading on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. 4,645 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 216,738. The company has a current ratio of 0.52, a quick ratio of 0.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.60 billion, a PE ratio of 17.14, a PEG ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 1.20. Dun & Bradstreet has a twelve month low of $105.42 and a twelve month high of $134.25.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The business services provider reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $384.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $386.91 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 33.35% and a net margin of 10.64%. The firm’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.95 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Dun & Bradstreet will post 8.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on DNB. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dun & Bradstreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Dun & Bradstreet from $113.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, June 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $127.00 target price on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a report on Monday, June 18th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $128.17.

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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