TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $35.79 and last traded at $35.40, with a volume of 214,978 shares. The stock had previously closed at $35.33.

TRU has been the subject of several analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on TransUnion from $33.00 to $36.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut TransUnion from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Morgan Stanley restated a “hold” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on TransUnion from $29.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $30.71.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $33.41 and its 200-day moving average is $28.72. The stock has a market cap of $6.44 billion and a P/E ratio of 244.93.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.06. The firm earned $406 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $378.99 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post $1.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP John W. Blenke sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.36, for a total value of $188,160.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 191,163 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,994,871.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder International Corp/Ma Advent sold 18,000,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.25, for a total value of $562,500,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds recently made changes to their positions in the company. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of 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 during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of 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 during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 232,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,402,000 after buying an additional 6,279 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Rail Splitter Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 9.8% in the fourth quarter. Rail Splitter Capital Management LLC now owns 378,214 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,427,000 after buying an additional 33,645 shares during the last quarter.

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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