TransUnion (TRU) Receives $73.93 Average PT from Brokerages

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seventeen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $73.93.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on TRU. ValuEngine raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 20th. Exane BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, March 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $66.00 target price on the stock. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, December 7th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. Finally, BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, March 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $66.00 target price on the stock.

In other TransUnion news, EVP David E. Wojczynski sold 9,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.94, for a total value of $593,460.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 43,384 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,860,740.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 2,327 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.14, for a total value of $149,253.78. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 335,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,502,486.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 213,041 shares of company stock worth $13,777,553. 1.18% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Lunia Capital LP raised its position in TransUnion by 7,134.4% in the 4th quarter. Lunia Capital LP now owns 16,708,913 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $16,709,000 after buying an additional 16,477,948 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 0.7% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 15,801,372 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,162,665,000 after purchasing an additional 116,055 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in TransUnion by 0.8% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,179,368 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $578,186,000 after acquiring an additional 79,111 shares in the last quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C increased its holdings in TransUnion by 7.4% in the 4th quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 8,796,609 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $499,647,000 after acquiring an additional 606,359 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in TransUnion by 0.4% in the 4th quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 5,531,616 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $314,196,000 after purchasing an additional 22,053 shares during the period.

TransUnion stock traded up $1.00 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $66.84. 1,110,620 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,346,774. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01. The company has a market cap of $12.33 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.94, a PEG ratio of 4.04 and a beta of 0.95. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $52.15 and a 52-week high of $79.48.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $624.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $622.98 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 11.93% and a return on equity of 22.59%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. Analysts predict that TransUnion will post 2.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 7th were paid a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 6th. TransUnion’s payout ratio is 12.99%.

TransUnion Company Profile

TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International, and Consumer Interactive. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, and analytical and decisioning services for businesses. These businesses use its services to acquire new customers; assess consumer ability to pay for services; identify cross-selling opportunities; measure and manage debt portfolio risk; collect debt; verify consumer identities; and investigate potential fraud.

Recommended Story: What is Blockchain?

Analyst Recommendations for TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

Receive News & Ratings for TransUnion Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for TransUnion and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.