TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $60.30.
TRU has been the topic of several recent research reports. Morgan Stanley set a $57.00 price target on TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Bank of America upgraded TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on TransUnion to $67.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, January 9th.
Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded down $1.07 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $58.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,062,474 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,384,330. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29. TransUnion has a 12 month low of $36.95 and a 12 month high of $61.42. The stock has a market cap of $10,861.78, a P/E ratio of 25.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 0.73.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The business services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. TransUnion had a return on equity of 20.73% and a net margin of 22.81%. The company had revenue of $506.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $487.83 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.44 EPS. TransUnion’s revenue was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 2.1 EPS for the current year.
In related news, EVP David M. Neenan sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.42, for a total transaction of $2,921,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 99,583 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,817,638.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 18,629 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.17, for a total value of $1,083,648.93. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 221,886 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,907,108.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 174,051 shares of company stock worth $10,139,336. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.
A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in TransUnion by 26.9% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,414,930 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $407,523,000 after buying an additional 1,574,041 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in TransUnion by 2.5% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,162,372 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $196,714,000 after buying an additional 99,733 shares during the last quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC grew its stake in TransUnion by 80.4% during the 3rd quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 3,871,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $182,986,000 after buying an additional 1,725,300 shares during the last quarter. Farallon Capital Management LLC grew its stake in TransUnion by 61.7% during the 4th quarter. Farallon Capital Management LLC now owns 3,754,262 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $206,334,000 after buying an additional 1,432,104 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its stake in TransUnion by 20.1% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,584,349 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $122,136,000 after buying an additional 433,060 shares during the last quarter.
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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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