TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) shares hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $34.75 and last traded at $34.66, with a volume of 271,701 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.07.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on TRU shares. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $25.00 to $26.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, March 18th. Cowen and Company started coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $30.00 price objective on the stock. William Blair started coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, April 8th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TransUnion from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $30.71.

The stock has a market capitalization of $6.28 billion and a PE ratio of 239.10. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $32.65 and a 200 day moving average price of $28.19.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.06. The firm earned $406 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $378.99 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post $1.34 EPS for the current year.

In other news, CEO James M. Peck sold 91,889 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.36, for a total value of $2,881,639.04. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 772,323 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $24,220,049.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Samuel A. Hamood sold 25,228 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.36, for a total transaction of $791,150.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 38,538 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,208,551.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in TransUnion by 57.2% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 47,903 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,321,000 after buying an additional 17,433 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank bought a new stake in TransUnion during the fourth quarter valued at $1,356,000. TD Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in TransUnion by 12.1% in the fourth quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 53,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,461,000 after buying an additional 5,700 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in TransUnion by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 60,703 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,674,000 after buying an additional 975 shares in the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund bought a new stake in TransUnion during the fourth quarter valued at $1,991,000.

TransUnion, formerly TransUnion Holding Company, Inc, is a risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. The Company operates through three segments: US Information Services (USIS), International and Consumer Interactive. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decisioning capabilities to businesses.

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