James M. Peck Sells 18,629 Shares of TransUnion (TRU) Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) insider James M. Peck sold 18,629 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.17, for a total value of $1,083,648.93. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 221,886 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,907,108.62. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

TransUnion (TRU) traded down $0.22 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $58.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,018,563 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,189,478. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 1.28. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $36.08 and a 52 week high of $61.42. The firm has a market cap of $10,710.00 and a PE ratio of 41.59.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The business services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. TransUnion had a return on equity of 20.73% and a net margin of 22.81%. The company had revenue of $506.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $487.83 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.44 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that TransUnion will post 2.1 earnings per share for the current year.

TRU has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, January 5th. SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Barclays upped their price objective on TransUnion from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $58.64.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in TransUnion by 116.1% during the 2nd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 227,221 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $9,841,000 after purchasing an additional 122,093 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of TransUnion by 48.5% in the 3rd quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 242,954 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $11,482,000 after acquiring an additional 79,329 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS acquired a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $687,000. Westpac Banking Corp acquired a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $545,000. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in shares of TransUnion by 96.8% in the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 64,043 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,027,000 after acquiring an additional 31,499 shares during the period.

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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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