Insider Selling: TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) Insider Sells 75,658 Shares of Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) insider James M. Peck sold 75,658 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.46, for a total value of $3,439,412.68. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 276,284 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,559,870.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up 0.15% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $45.74. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,361,437 shares. TransUnion has a one year low of $28.92 and a one year high of $46.53. The stock has a market cap of $8.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.36 and a beta of 0.61. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $44.81 and a 200-day moving average of $40.25.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $474.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $464.77 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 20.32%. TransUnion’s revenue was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.37 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that TransUnion will post $1.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TRU. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in TransUnion by 138.6% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,009 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $174,000 after buying an additional 2,329 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in TransUnion by 37.2% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,086 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $157,000 after buying an additional 1,108 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in TransUnion during the second quarter worth about $212,000. Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in TransUnion during the second quarter worth about $230,000. Finally, World Asset Management Inc bought a new stake in TransUnion during the second quarter worth approximately $247,000.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on TRU shares. TheStreet upgraded TransUnion from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, June 26th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price objective (up previously from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $46.75.

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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