WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new position in Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 69,705 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $9,934,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned 0.19% of Dun & Bradstreet as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Guggenheim Capital LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 6.8% during the first quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 12,275 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,436,000 after purchasing an additional 780 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in Dun & Bradstreet by 3.0% in the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 163,241 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $19,099,000 after acquiring an additional 4,715 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its stake in Dun & Bradstreet by 35.5% in the 2nd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 4,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $514,000 after acquiring an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in Dun & Bradstreet by 67.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 60,598 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,434,000 after acquiring an additional 24,317 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. lifted its stake in Dun & Bradstreet by 595.6% in the 2nd quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 23,672 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,903,000 after acquiring an additional 20,269 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.77% of the company’s stock.
DNB opened at $142.40 on Friday. Dun & Bradstreet Corp has a fifty-two week low of $105.42 and a fifty-two week high of $145.00. The stock has a market cap of $5.28 billion, a PE ratio of 19.35, a PEG ratio of 2.81 and a beta of 1.12.
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.85 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.98 by ($0.13). Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 36.68% and a net margin of 13.02%. The firm had revenue of $416.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $432.51 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.79 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Dun & Bradstreet Corp will post 8.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Dun & Bradstreet from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 24th. ValuEngine raised Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on Dun & Bradstreet from $135.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $145.00 price objective (up from $140.00) on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $133.40.
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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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