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Stock in Focus: Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB)

November 15
19:53 2014

[BUSINESS WIRE] Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) (TREND ANALYSIS) , the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, today released the November 2014 U.S. Economic Health Tracker which provides a monthly, multi-dimensional perspective on the U.S. economy, including small business health, total job growth, and overall U.S. business health. According to D&B’s proprietary data, U.S. business health remained largely unchanged. While adding some new jobs to sectors like Business Services, the pace of growth for small businesses remains hesitant and uneven.

“With voters in many states heading to the polls today, these economic indicators – like employment, small business and sales – will no doubt play a big role in this midterm election,” said Paul Ballew, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Dun & Bradstreet. “Of particular concern is the uncertain road ahead for small businesses.”

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Taking a look at the company’s recent performance, Dun & Bradstreet Corp(NYSE:DNB) reported Second quarter earnings for fiscal 2014 on August 06th. The company reported actual earnings per share of $1.47 against the consensus Street estimate of $1.35. Dun & Bradstreet Corp(NYSE:DNB) posted revenue of $393.00 Million against estimates of $389.79 Million.

Dun & Bradstreet Corp(NYSE:DNB) is currently valued at $4.49 billion and closed the last trading session at $125.06. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $116.87 and a 200-day moving average of $110.85.

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There are currently SIX analysts that we track that cover the stock. Of those six, two have a Buy rating and four have a Hold rating. On a consensus basis this yields a score of 2.33 and a Hold. The combined price objective of these covering analysts is $121.00, which represents a 1.27% upside difference to the last closing price.

The most recent analyst activity consisted of ZacksReiterating rating their neutral stance on the company. Zacks has a price target of $122.00 which represents an upside of 2.81% from the last closing price. On the date of the report, the stock closed at $116.61.

Another research firm weighing in recently was Robert W Baird who upgraded their rating on the stock. On September 22nd Robert W Baird upgraded their price target on the stock from $120.00 to $135.00, or a 13.76% upside to the current price. On the day of the report, Dun & Bradstreet Corp(NYSE:DNB)shares closed at $117.89.

Company Profile

Dun & Bradstreet Corp(NYSE:DNB) provides commercial data, analytics, and insight on businesses or content worldwide. The company offers risk management solutions, such as DNBi, an online application that offers the customers real time access to global business information, and monitoring and portfolio analysis; and various business information reports that are consumed in a transactional manner across multiple platforms, such as DNB.com. Its risk management solutions also include D&B Direct, a software application programming interface that enables data integration inside enterprise applications, such as ERP; and enables master data management.

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