TransUnion (TRU) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.26-2.31 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.19. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.12-2.14 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.09 billion.TransUnion also updated its Q1 guidance to $0.51-0.52 EPS.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at $58.12 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a current ratio of 1.84. TransUnion has a one year low of $34.11 and a one year high of $61.42. The stock has a market cap of $10,142.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.67.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of TransUnion from $50.00 to $51.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Barclays reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Atlantic Securities raised shares of TransUnion from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $64.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $58.55.

In related news, insider James M. Peck sold 215,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.80, for a total value of $11,802,878.80. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 402,343 shares in the company, valued at $22,048,396.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total transaction of $12,912,803.25. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 105,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,830,730.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 796,007 shares of company stock worth $43,622,682 over the last ninety days. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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