DNB stock: buy or sell?

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

Updated on:
February 7th, 2019


After climbing for 4 sessions, February 7th, 2019 Dun & Bradstreet remained steady a neutral -0.01%, closing at $144.95.

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?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. 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 is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Dun & Bradstreet stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for DNB stock for the last 30 days.

DNB stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet closed at $144.95 and remained stable a neutral -0.01% with the presentation of next quarterly financial report in view.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet closed at $144.95 and remained stable a neutral -0.01% with a view to the presentation of next quarterly financial report . From a daily perspective, DNB is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($143.00, ) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($144.79, ) 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. When DNB stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $2.65 (1.86%). , DNB hit a new all time high, pushing higher than late August 2018 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

DNB stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Dun & Bradstreet shares remained steady 0.07% early February, ending at $144.95. For 4 weeks in a row, price soared and marked a profit of 0.97%.

Far behind is the all-time high Dun & Bradstreet recorded by mid September 2018 but price is just -0.03% below that top. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early May, DNB climbed $30.26 (26.38%).

DNB stock chart (weekly)

DNB stock price history

DNB IPO was on June 18th, 2012 at $60.23 per share1. Since then, DNB stock surged a 140.70%, with an average of 20.10% per year. If you had invested right after DNB's IPO a $1,000 in DNB stock in 2012, it would worth $1,407.00 today.

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

DNB stock historical price chart

DNB stock reached all-time highs 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, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 found 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 , with an expected Earnings per Share (EPS) of $3.76. As reporting date is coming, it's recommended to be specially on the lookout: quarterly earnings report sometimes is the cause of hefty price movements. Owning any stock during its earnings reporting date has an implicit risk because of this volatility. , Dun & Bradstreet didn't meet the estimates of the experts and reported a disappointing EPS of $1.85 per share when experts were expecting $2.00.
DNB earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2017, Dun & Bradstreet annual turnover raised a slightly good 2.28% to $1,742.50 M dollars from $1,703.70 marked in 2016. In line, its income margin (compared to sales) appreciated to 8.09%, that is $140.90 million.

To have an up to date view of the financial situation of Dun & Bradstreet, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q3 that can be compared to 2017 fiscal year results. Annual Dun & Bradstreet TTM sales up to September 2018 were $1,792.10 and earnings were $233.30 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Dun & Bradstreet business evolution since December 2017: Annual sales up to September, compared to lastest yearly report, grew a tiny 2.85%. Regarding profit margin, Dun & Bradstreet inched 4.93% to 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 revenues 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 fell a -8.83% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 21.16%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Dun & Bradstreet sales marked an awful slide and declined 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 invest in a stock, it's always worth to check 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$135.88
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern

Dun & Bradstreet performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We chose as the bechmarking frame for Dun & Bradstreet stock.
DNBDun & Bradstreet1.79%2.50%34.39%

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.