TransUnion (TRU) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $60.30.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on TRU. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $54.00 to $58.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of TransUnion to $67.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Bank of America upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, January 9th.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at $58.45 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a current ratio of 1.28. The firm has a market cap of $10,731.42, a P/E ratio of 25.19, a P/E/G ratio of 2.79 and a beta of 0.67. TransUnion has a 12 month low of $36.08 and a 12 month high of $61.42.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The business services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $506.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $487.83 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 22.81% and a return on equity of 20.73%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.44 earnings per share. analysts predict that TransUnion will post 2.1 EPS for the current year.

In other news, EVP John T. Danaher sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.92, for a total value of $1,373,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 61,619 shares in the company, valued at $3,384,115.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 215,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.80, for a total transaction of $11,802,878.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 402,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,048,396.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 476,267 shares of company stock valued at $26,095,097 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Strs Ohio acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $107,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $113,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $131,000. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $136,000. Finally, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $137,000.

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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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