Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (NYSE:DNB) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The business services provider reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.58 by $0.21, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) had a net margin of 6.36% and a negative return on equity of 26.85%. The business had revenue of $428.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $428.81 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.79 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be paid a $0.5025 dividend. This represents a $2.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The)’s payout ratio is currently 68.37%.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $126.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, September 21st.
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Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) 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 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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