TransUnion (TRU) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media stories about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9043700739108 out of 100, indicating that recent news 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 effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on TRU. Zacks Investment Research cut TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, October 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their price objective on TransUnion from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Atlantic Securities raised TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. TransUnion presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.00.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded down $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $54.91. The company had a trading volume of 1,586,518 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,404,776. 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 has a 1 year low of $29.10 and a 1 year high of $56.44. The stock has a market cap of $10,149.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.93, a PEG ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.64.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The company had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $475.52 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.38 EPS. TransUnion’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other TransUnion news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.97, for a total transaction of $217,706.70. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 21,963 shares in the company, valued at $1,163,380.11. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, 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 $42.95, for a total value of $916,595.95. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 20,243 shares in the company, valued at $869,436.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 4,231,366 shares of company stock worth $220,792,192. 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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