TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP Samuel A. Hamood sold 21,341 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.95, for a total transaction of $916,595.95. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 20,243 shares in the company, valued at $869,436.85. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at 44.94 on Thursday. TransUnion has a one year low of $28.92 and a one year high of $48.65. The company’s 50-day moving average is $44.07 and its 200 day moving average is $44.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.67 and a beta of 0.60.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 20.32%. The firm had revenue of $474.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $464.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.37 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that TransUnion will post $1.83 EPS for the current year.
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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its stake in TransUnion by 138.6% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,009 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $174,000 after buying an additional 2,329 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in TransUnion by 37.2% during the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,086 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $157,000 after buying an additional 1,108 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in TransUnion during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $212,000. Alpine Global Management LLC purchased a new stake in TransUnion during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $217,000. Finally, Wolverine Trading LLC purchased a new stake in TransUnion during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $232,000.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on TRU shares. TheStreet raised shares of TransUnion from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. started coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, September 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. TransUnion currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.44.
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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