TransUnion (TRU) Releases Q1 Earnings Guidance

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.51-0.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $503-508 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $500.86 million.TransUnion also updated its FY18 guidance to $2.26-2.31 EPS.

Shares of TransUnion (TRU) opened at $58.12 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. TransUnion has a 12 month low of $34.11 and a 12 month high of $61.42. The firm has a market cap of $10,142.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.67.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of TransUnion from $54.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price target on shares of TransUnion to $67.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Bank of America upgraded shares of TransUnion from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $64.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a buy rating and issued a $62.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $58.55.

In other TransUnion news, insider James M. Peck sold 215,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.80, for a total value of $11,802,878.80. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 402,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,048,396.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 85,175 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.18, for a total transaction of $4,614,781.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 796,007 shares of company stock valued at $43,622,682 in the last quarter. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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