James M. Peck Sells 18,106 Shares of TransUnion (TRU) Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) CEO James M. Peck sold 18,106 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.25, for a total transaction of $946,038.50. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 202,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,572,421.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

TransUnion (TRU) opened at $53.89 on Friday. TransUnion has a fifty-two week low of $28.92 and a fifty-two week high of $54.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.84 and a quick ratio of 1.40. The company has a market cap of $9,828.89, a PE ratio of 31.89, a PEG ratio of 3.16 and a beta of 0.62.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.38 EPS. analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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TRU has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, September 8th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up from $47.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.00.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in TransUnion by 138.6% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,009 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $174,000 after purchasing an additional 2,329 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in TransUnion by 17.0% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $207,000 after purchasing an additional 694 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in TransUnion during the 2nd quarter valued at about $212,000. Alpine Global Management LLC acquired a new position in TransUnion during the 2nd quarter valued at about $217,000. Finally, Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in TransUnion during the 2nd quarter valued at about $230,000.

TransUnion Company Profile

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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