TransUnion (TRU) CFO Sells $44,109.94 in Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) CFO Todd M. Cello sold 619 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.26, for a total transaction of $44,109.94. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 28,907 shares in the company, valued at $2,059,912.82. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

NYSE:TRU traded down $0.12 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $71.52. 11,108 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,283,185. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.61 and a quick ratio of 1.61. TransUnion has a fifty-two week low of $41.07 and a fifty-two week high of $73.13. The company has a market cap of $13.02 billion, a PE ratio of 41.89, a P/E/G ratio of 3.20 and a beta of 0.73.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 20th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $537.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $507.68 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 22.41% and a return on equity of 20.95%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. equities research analysts expect that TransUnion will post 2.22 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 23rd were given a $0.075 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 22nd. TransUnion’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 17.54%.

Several research firms recently commented on TRU. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on shares of TransUnion from $62.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks lifted their target price on shares of TransUnion from $64.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of TransUnion from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of TransUnion from $57.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $66.64.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of TRU. Strs Ohio acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $107,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $113,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $131,000. Baird Financial Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $204,000. Finally, Keybank National Association OH acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $205,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.59% of the company’s stock.

TransUnion Company Profile

TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International, and Consumer Interactive. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, and analytical and decisioning services for businesses. These businesses use its services to acquire new customers; assess consumer ability to pay for services; identify cross-selling opportunities; measure and manage debt portfolio risk; collect debt; verify consumer identities; and investigate potential fraud.

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