Morgan Stanley reaffirmed their overweight rating on shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) in a research report report published on Tuesday. They currently have a $47.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock, up from their prior price target of $45.00.

A number of other analysts have also weighed in on TRU. Cowen and Company raised their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $42.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a buy rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Barclays PLC reiterated a buy rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $45.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of TransUnion from a c rating to a b- rating in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $45.13.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at 45.00 on Tuesday. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $28.92 and a 52-week high of $45.20. The company has a market capitalization of $8.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 49.29 and a beta of 0.59. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $43.66 and its 200 day moving average is $38.78.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The business services provider reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $445 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $444.53 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 9.71% and a return on equity of 19.14%. TransUnion’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.32 EPS. Equities analysts expect that TransUnion will post $1.79 EPS for the current year.

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In other TransUnion news, major shareholder International Corp/Ma Advent sold 11,027,445 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.15, for a total transaction of $431,724,471.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Samuel A. Hamood sold 145,000 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.15, for a total transaction of $5,676,750.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,243 shares in the company, valued at approximately $792,513.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 11,320,945 shares of company stock worth $443,241,697. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 18,646 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $577,000 after buying an additional 345 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 154.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 258,758 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $8,003,000 after buying an additional 157,122 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 10.9% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,220 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 609 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 17.4% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 7,324 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $227,000 after buying an additional 1,085 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 34,575 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,069,000 after buying an additional 2,099 shares in the last quarter.

About TransUnion

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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