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

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $42.50.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on TRU shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on shares of TransUnion from $39.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (up from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Saturday, April 29th.

In other TransUnion news, EVP John T. Danaher sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.57, for a total transaction of $365,700.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 37,261 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,362,634.77. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Christopher Egan sold 163,472 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.57, for a total transaction of $5,978,171.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 22,439,994 shares of company stock worth $849,923,194 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in TRU. Seven Eight Capital LP bought a new stake in shares of TransUnion during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 37.2% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,086 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $157,000 after buying an additional 1,108 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 10.9% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,220 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 609 shares during the period. Two Sigma Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of TransUnion during the third quarter valued at approximately $232,000. Finally, MUFG Americas Holdings Corp bought a new stake in shares of TransUnion during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $211,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 99.18% of the company’s stock.

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TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded down 0.21% on Friday, hitting $41.90. 1,170,150 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $39.71 and its 200-day moving average price is $34.89. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $28.92 and a 12-month high of $42.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 45.89 and a beta of 0.38.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The business services provider reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $445 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $444.53 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 5.46% and a return on equity of 16.65%. TransUnion’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.32 EPS. Analysts predict that TransUnion will post $1.78 EPS for the current year.

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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