TransUnion (TRU) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.4831973976668 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on TRU shares. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 27th. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. TransUnion presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $56.90.

Shares of TransUnion (TRU) traded up $1.75 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $56.92. 1,165,666 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,710,100. The company has a quick ratio of 1.84, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $31.35 and a 12-month high of $57.04. The firm has a market cap of $9,982.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.78, a P/E/G ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 0.64.

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

In other news, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total value of $12,912,803.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 105,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,830,730.85. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 18,864 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total transaction of $988,662.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 239,313 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,542,394.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 4,630,224 shares of company stock worth $243,986,497 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

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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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