TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) Insider Sells $3,439,412.68 in Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) insider James M. Peck sold 75,658 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the insider now owns 276,284 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,559,870.64. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up 0.26% during trading on Friday, hitting $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 1,014,459 shares. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $28.92 and a 52 week high of $46.91. The company has a 50-day moving average of $45.21 and a 200 day moving average of $40.86. The company has a market cap of $8.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.01 and a beta of 0.61.

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

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Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 18,646 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $577,000 after buying an additional 345 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in TransUnion by 154.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 258,758 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $8,003,000 after buying an additional 157,122 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its stake in TransUnion by 17.4% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 7,324 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $227,000 after buying an additional 1,085 shares in the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its stake in TransUnion by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 34,575 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,069,000 after buying an additional 2,099 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd boosted its stake in TransUnion by 195.2% in the fourth quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd now owns 19,119 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $593,000 after buying an additional 12,642 shares in the last quarter.

A number of brokerages recently commented on TRU. BidaskClub upgraded TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (up from $47.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded TransUnion from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, June 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target 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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