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EPS for The Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Expected At $3.03; Aflac Has 0.89 Sentiment

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. The company has market cap of $34.43 billion. It operates through two divisions, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. It has a 12.72 P/E ratio. The Aflac Japan segment offers various voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, general medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans, and annuities in Japan.

Analysts expect The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) to report $3.03 EPS on February, 14.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 1.34% from last quarter’s $2.99 EPS. DNB’s profit would be $111.99M giving it 9.89 P/E if the $3.03 EPS is correct. After having $1.79 EPS previously, The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation’s analysts see 69.27% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $119.91. About 67,802 shares traded. The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) has declined 12.51% since January 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.21% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Dun & Bradstreet had 10 analyst reports since November 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 23 with “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, January 20. The stock of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Piper Jaffray. Barclays Capital maintained The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) rating on Friday, February 10. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $105 target. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 13. The stock of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, July 25.

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides commercial data, analytics, and insights on businesses worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.43 billion. It offers risk management solutions, including DNBi and D&B Credit, which are subscription based online applications that provide clients real time access to global information, monitoring, and portfolio analysis; various business information reports; D&B Direct, an application programming interface that enables data integration inside enterprise resource planning applications, and master data management and toolkit; credit monitoring solutions; Supplier Risk Manager, an online application, which helps businesses to mitigate supply chain risk; and Onboard and Compliance Check that are online applications that help clients comply with anti-money laundering. It has a 23.08 P/E ratio. The firm also offers sales and marketing solutions, such as customer data management solutions to clean, identify, link, and enrich customer information; D&B Optimizer solution that transforms customer prospects and data into commercial insight; Hoover's that provides information on public and private companies, industries and executives, sales, and marketing and research professionals; Market Insight tools that enable clients to understand existing clients in order to create campaigns to cross-sell new business; Audience Solutions, which enable advertisers and companies to target professionals in various ways; and various other marketing solutions.

Mizuho Bank Ltd. holds 28.52% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated for 3.00 million shares. Chesapeake Asset Management Llc owns 100,340 shares or 7.36% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Greatmark Investment Partners Inc. has 6.38% invested in the company for 204,679 shares. The Minnesota-based Jnba Financial Advisors has invested 6.05% in the stock. Smead Capital Management Inc., a Washington-based fund reported 1.31 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $2.69 million activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of AFLAC’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating AFLAC, 0 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. AFL was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 7, 2016. The company was upgraded on Thursday, April 6 by Bank of America. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 9 to “Underperform”. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of AFL in report on Friday, October 7 with “Underperform” rating.

Analysts await Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.55 EPS, up 0.65% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.54 per share. AFL’s profit will be $609.38 million for 14.12 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Aflac Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.82% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.37% or $1.18 during the last trading session, reaching $87.57. About 719,193 shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has risen 7.68% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.

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