TransUnion (TRU) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.1619524363063 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 13th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up from $48.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $47.00 target price (up from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $48.56.

Shares of TransUnion (TRU) opened at 49.66 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.03 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.74 and a beta of 0.58. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $28.92 and a 52-week high of $50.15. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $46.71 and a 200-day moving average of $46.71.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. TransUnion had a return on equity of 20.32% and a net margin of 12.08%. The business had revenue of $474.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $464.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.37 EPS. TransUnion’s quarterly revenue was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that TransUnion will post $1.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Christopher Egan sold 201,753 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.60, for a total value of $9,199,936.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 902 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.43, for a total value of $40,977.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 15,423 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $700,666.89. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 14,108,242 shares of company stock valued at $643,363,096 over the last quarter. 2.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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TransUnion Company Profile

TransUnion is a risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. The Company provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision capabilities to businesses. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International and Consumer Interactive.

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