TransUnion (TRU) Receives C$55.00 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, eight have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$55.00.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on TRU shares. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, July 27th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. started coverage on TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, September 8th.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at C$53.40 on Friday. TransUnion has a 1-year low of C$28.92 and a 1-year high of C$54.49. The company has a market capitalization of $9,739.52, a P/E ratio of 31.60, a PEG ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The company reported C$0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of C$0.43 by C$0.06. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The company had revenue of C$498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$475.52 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current year.

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In related news, EVP Samuel A. Hamood sold 21,341 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$42.95, for a total value of C$916,595.95. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 20,243 shares in the company, valued at C$869,436.85. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 3,698,137 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of C$52.25, for a total value of C$193,227,658.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 3,929,969 shares of company stock valued at $203,092,763 over the last 90 days. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Aperio Group LLC grew its position in TransUnion by 2.7% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 12,220 shares of the company’s stock valued at $529,000 after acquiring an additional 321 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in TransUnion by 8.0% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,482 shares of the company’s stock valued at $238,000 after acquiring an additional 404 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in TransUnion by 17.0% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the company’s stock valued at $207,000 after acquiring an additional 694 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its position in TransUnion by 12.5% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 10,690 shares of the company’s stock valued at $463,000 after acquiring an additional 1,190 shares during the period. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its position in TransUnion by 18.1% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 10,058 shares of the company’s stock valued at $436,000 after acquiring an additional 1,543 shares during the period.

About TransUnion

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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