Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its holdings in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 404.6% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 23,817 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 19,097 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $1,309,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in shares of TransUnion by 8.0% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,482 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $238,000 after purchasing an additional 404 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio acquired a new stake in shares of TransUnion during the fourth quarter worth about $107,000. Highland Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of TransUnion by 30.0% during the fourth quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 9,111 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $501,000 after purchasing an additional 2,104 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. acquired a new stake in shares of TransUnion during the fourth quarter worth about $136,000. Finally, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt acquired a new stake in shares of TransUnion during the fourth quarter worth about $137,000.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on TRU shares. SunTrust Banks increased their price target on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, December 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $58.64.
Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at $58.45 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a current ratio of 1.28. TransUnion has a one year low of $36.08 and a one year high of $61.42. The firm has a market cap of $10,676.34, a P/E ratio of 25.19, a P/E/G ratio of 2.93 and a beta of 0.67.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The business services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. TransUnion had a net margin of 22.81% and a return on equity of 20.73%. The firm had revenue of $506.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $487.83 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.44 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that TransUnion will post 1.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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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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