DNB stock: buy or sell?

DNB stock price: $144.95 -0.01% At close on February 7th, 2019

Updated on:
February 7th, 2019


Shares of Dun & Bradstreet ended on February at $144.95 and stayed stable a tight -0.01% with the presentation of next earnings report on February in view. February session broke a green streak of 4 days in a row.

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides commercial data, analytics, and insight on businesses. The company operates through two segments, Americas and Non-Americas.

Should I buy DNB stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Dun & Bradstreet stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean DNB will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Dun & Bradstreet stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for DNB stock for the last month.

DNB stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet closed on February at $144.95 and stayed stable a tight -0.01% with a view to the presentation of next earnings data on February.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet closed on February at $144.95 and stayed stable a tight -0.01% with the presentation of next earnings report on February in view. From a daily perspective, DNB is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($143.00, on January) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($144.79, on January) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top DNB might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $144.79 or down under $143.00. On January, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 1.14%. Since last December when DNB stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $2.65 (1.86%). On September, DNB hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $57.65 recorded by mid July 2018. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

DNB stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Dun & Bradstreet shares remained constant 0.07% early February, ending at $144.95. With this, it's been 4 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 0.97%.

Far behind is the all-time high Dun & Bradstreet hit by mid September 2018 but price is just -0.03% below that top. Late December 2018 DNB price bounced up over the SMA of 20 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

DNB stock chart (weekly)

DNB stock price history

DNB IPO was on January 4th, 2018 at $118.55 per share1. Since then, DNB stock grew a 22.30%, with a yearly average of 22.30%. If you had invested $1,000 in DNB stock in 2018, it would worth $223.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

DNB stock historical price chart

DNB stock reached all-time highs on September with a price of $145.00.

DNB stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not detected any price target for Dun & Bradstreet stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Dun & Bradstreet is reporting earnings for 2018-Q4 on February, with an expected Earnings per Share (EPS) of $3.76. As reporting date is near, it's recommended to be specially in alert: earnings reporting might be the reason of radical price shifts. Owning any stock during its earnings reporting date has an implicit risk because of this volatility. Dun & Bradstreet let down experts on November when it posted an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $1.85 when the market consensus was $2.00.
DNB earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2016, last anual turnover report draw a slightly good increase of 2.28% to $1,742.50 million USD. When comparing 2017 vs 2016, in the same way, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) inched a 2.37% to 8.09%.

Dun & Bradstreet fiscal year ends in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Dun & Bradstreet TTM sales up to September 2018 were $1,792.10 and earnings $233.30 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Dun & Bradstreet business evolution since December 2017: Annual revenues up to September, compared to lastest yearly report, grew a slightly fine 2.85%. In the same way, profit margin (net income/revenues) appreciated at 8.09%.

DNB annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$1,660 M-$259 M15.6%-
2014$1,682 M1.31%$294 M17.5%13.89%
2015$1,637 M-2.66%$169 M10.3%-42.66%
2016$1,704 M4.07%$97 M5.7%-42.30%
2017$1,743 M2.28%$141 M8.1%44.66%
TTM $1,792 M2.85%$233 M13.0%65.58%

Quarterly financial results

Dun & Bradstreet reported $407.30 million in sales for 2018-Q3, a -7.35% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $50.20 million with a profit margin of 12.33%. Profit margin slipped a -8.83% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 21.16%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Dun & Bradstreet sales marked a tragic loss and slightly fell a -4.90%.
DNB quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2016-Q4$517 M-$81 M15.7%-
2017-Q1$382 M-26.22%$16 M4.3%-79.93%
2017-Q2$406 M6.34%$45 M11.1%176.69%
2017-Q3$428 M5.57%$54 M12.6%19.96%
2017-Q4$527 M23.04%$26 M5.0%-51.57%
2018-Q1$418 M-20.65%$64 M15.3%143.89%
2018-Q2$440 M5.12%$93 M21.2%45.54%
2018-Q3$407 M-7.35%$50 M12.3%-46.02%

Dun & Bradstreet ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Dun & Bradstreet, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Dun & Bradstreet:

Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

DNB summary

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Day range$144.95 - $144.99
Previous close$144.97
Session gain-0.01%
Average true range$0.16
50d mov avg$143.66
100d mov avg$143.09
200d mov avg$136.12
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern

Dun & Bradstreet performance

To better understand Dun & Bradstreet performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Dun & Bradstreet against in the following table:
DNBDun & Bradstreet1.79%2.12%0.00%

Dun & Bradstreet competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Dun & Bradstreet competitor. This doesn't mean Dun & Bradstreet does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.