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 closed on February at $144.95 and remained steady a tight -0.01% with the presentation of next quarterly financial data on February in view. Last session broke a streak of 4 green sessions.

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?

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Currently, Dun & Bradstreet stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

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?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for DNB stock for the last 30 days.

DNB stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet ended on February at $144.95 and remained steady a tight -0.01% with the presentation of next quarterly financial report on February in view.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet ended on February at $144.95 and remained constant a tight -0.01% with a view to the presentation of next quarterly financial data on February. 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 SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, DNB price gained $1.64 per share (1.14%). When DNB stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $2.65 (1.86%). , DNB hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $52.55 recorded last week. 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 steady 0.07% early February, ending at $144.95. Counting this, it's been 4 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 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. 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 stock went public on January 4th, 2018 with a price of $118.551. Since then, DNB stock grew a 22.30%, with an average of 11.20% per year. If you had invested right after DNB's IPO a $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 with a price of $145.00.

DNB stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. 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 on February, with an expected Earnings per Share (EPS) of $3.76. As the earnings reporting day is coming, it's recommended to be specially on the lookout: quarterly earnings reporting can be the reason of stark price moves. Owning any stock during its earnings reporting date has an implicit risk because of this volatility. Dun & Bradstreet let down experts when it posted an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $1.85 when the analysts' forecast 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 fine increase of 2.28% to $1,742.50 million dollars. In the same way, its profit margin (compared to revenues) inched to 8.09%, that is $140.90 million.

Dun & Bradstreet fiscal year ends in December, and to compare 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 million USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Dun & Bradstreet business evolution since December 2017: Annual sales up to September, compared to lastest yearly report, grew a tiny 2.85%. Aligned with this, profit margin (net income/revenues) gained 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 M in revenues for 2018-Q3, a -7.35% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $50.20 million with a profit margin of 12.33%. Profit margin dropped 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 decrease and depreciated 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 worth to overview its ownership structure.

Dun & Bradstreet shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.

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 measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. 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.