11,198 Shares in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) Acquired by LMR Partners LLP

LMR Partners LLP purchased a new position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 11,198 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $529,000.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Aperio Group LLC increased its position in TransUnion by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 12,220 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $529,000 after purchasing an additional 321 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in TransUnion by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,482 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $238,000 after purchasing an additional 404 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in TransUnion by 17.0% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $207,000 after purchasing an additional 694 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in TransUnion by 12.5% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 10,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $463,000 after purchasing an additional 1,190 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in TransUnion by 18.1% during the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 10,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $436,000 after purchasing an additional 1,543 shares in the last quarter.

In other news, EVP Samuel A. Hamood sold 21,341 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.95, for a total transaction of $916,595.95. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 20,243 shares in the company, valued at $869,436.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 18,864 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total transaction of $988,662.24. Following the sale, the insider now owns 239,313 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,542,394.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 4,231,366 shares of company stock valued at $220,792,192. Corporate insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Shares of TransUnion (TRU) traded down $0.12 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $54.91. 1,586,500 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,404,776. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a current ratio of 1.84. TransUnion has a 1 year low of $29.10 and a 1 year high of $56.44. The firm has a market cap of $10,036.83, a PE ratio of 32.56, a P/E/G ratio of 3.22 and a beta of 0.64.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (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 firm had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.52 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on TRU. Atlantic Securities upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut shares of TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, October 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. TransUnion currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.00.

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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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