Insider Selling: TransUnion (TRU) CAO Sells 1,000 Shares of Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 1,000 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total transaction of $70,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 13,062 shares in the company, valued at approximately $914,340. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Timothy Elberfeld also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, February 28th, Timothy Elberfeld sold 1,789 shares of TransUnion stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total transaction of $116,285.00.

TRU stock traded up $0.64 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $70.95. The company had a trading volume of 2,235,529 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,503,533. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.20 billion, a PE ratio of 30.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.30 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a quick ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01. TransUnion has a twelve month low of $52.15 and a twelve month high of $79.48.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $624.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $622.98 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 11.93% and a return on equity of 22.59%. TransUnion’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.50 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that TransUnion will post 2.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 7th were paid a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 6th. TransUnion’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 12.99%.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Prana Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,315,000. Morgan Stanley lifted its stake in TransUnion by 19.6% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 281,183 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $20,690,000 after acquiring an additional 46,138 shares during the period. DNB Asset Management AS lifted its stake in TransUnion by 42.3% during the 4th quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 24,187 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,374,000 after acquiring an additional 7,187 shares during the period. Investec Asset Management LTD lifted its stake in TransUnion by 51.5% during the 4th quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD now owns 3,418,486 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $194,170,000 after acquiring an additional 1,161,718 shares during the period. Finally, LPL Financial LLC lifted its stake in TransUnion by 17.2% during the 3rd quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 7,772 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $572,000 after acquiring an additional 1,142 shares during the period.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on TRU shares. Deutsche Bank cut their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $87.00 to $55.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 26th. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Morgan Stanley set a $66.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, December 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. TransUnion presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $74.00.

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About TransUnion

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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