TransUnion (TRU) Director Sumit Rajpal Buys 1,057 Shares

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) Director Sumit Rajpal bought 1,057 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $37.72 per share, for a total transaction of $39,870.04. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded down 0.13% during trading on Monday, reaching $37.89. 568,592 shares of the company traded hands. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $25.93 and a 52 week high of $38.46. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $35.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.95. The company has a market capitalization of $6.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 58.29 and a beta of 0.38.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 14th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.09. TransUnion had a net margin of 5.46% and a return on equity of 16.65%. The company earned $436 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $427.44 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.31 EPS. TransUnion’s revenue was up 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post $1.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of TransUnion from $39.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 24th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of TransUnion from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $37.00 to $38.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, December 8th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $37.88.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. FMR LLC raised its position in TransUnion by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,619,747 shares of the company’s stock valued at $173,819,000 after buying an additional 99,100 shares during the last quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C raised its position in TransUnion by 34.3% in the fourth quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 4,992,888 shares of the company’s stock valued at $154,430,000 after buying an additional 1,274,486 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in TransUnion by 24.7% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,881,030 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,896,000 after buying an additional 768,539 shares during the last quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC raised its position in TransUnion by 10.6% in the third quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 2,395,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $82,655,000 after buying an additional 229,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in TransUnion by 40.4% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 2,125,568 shares of the company’s stock valued at $73,332,000 after buying an additional 611,392 shares during the last quarter. 99.18% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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