Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) Share Price

News stories about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.1619524363063 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on TRU shares. Zacks Investment Research cut TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 13th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price target (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up from $48.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, September 14th. One 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. TransUnion has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.56.

TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at 51.19 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.05 and a beta of 0.58. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $47.61 and its 200 day moving average price is $47.61. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $28.92 and a 52-week high of $51.66.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. TransUnion had a return on equity of 20.32% and a net margin of 12.08%. The business had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $475.52 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. TransUnion’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post $1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 13,734,177 shares of the company’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 $626,278,471.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 39,229 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.83, for a total value of $1,876,323.07. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 202,343 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,678,065.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 14,031,682 shares of company stock worth $639,882,705 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

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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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