Insider Selling: TransUnion (TRU) Insider Sells $1,971,217.98 in Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) insider James M. Peck sold 35,886 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.93, for a total transaction of $1,971,217.98. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 202,343 shares in the company, valued at $11,114,700.99. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at $55.06 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $10,036.83, a PE ratio of 32.56, a PEG ratio of 3.22 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a quick ratio of 1.84, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. TransUnion has a 1-year low of $29.30 and a 1-year high of $56.44.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The company had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $475.52 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its holdings in TransUnion by 21.4% during the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 65,083 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,076,000 after buying an additional 11,485 shares during the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in TransUnion during the third quarter worth about $1,778,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its holdings in TransUnion by 20.1% during the third 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. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in TransUnion by 1.2% during the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 263,300 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $12,444,000 after buying an additional 3,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bamco Inc. NY increased its holdings in TransUnion by 35.3% during the third quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 864,169 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $40,841,000 after buying an additional 225,243 shares during the last quarter.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. SunTrust Banks raised their price objective on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.00.

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About TransUnion

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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