TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Friday, April 20th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.51 per share for the quarter. TransUnion has set its Q1 guidance at $0.51-0.52 EPS and its FY18 guidance at $2.26-2.31 EPS.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The business services provider reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $506.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $487.83 million. TransUnion had a return on equity of 20.73% and a net margin of 22.81%. TransUnion’s revenue was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.44 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect TransUnion to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.
NYSE TRU opened at $60.50 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $10,773.65, a PE ratio of 35.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.74. 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 one year low of $38.42 and a one year high of $61.42.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on TRU shares. Morgan Stanley set a $57.00 target price on TransUnion and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. ValuEngine raised TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Bank of America raised TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on TransUnion to $67.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $60.30.
In other TransUnion news, insider James M. Peck sold 18,629 shares of the business’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 transaction of $1,083,648.93. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 221,886 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,907,108.62. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP David M. Neenan sold 50,000 shares of the business’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 value of $2,921,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 99,583 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,817,638.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 174,345 shares of company stock worth $10,156,056. 1.18% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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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