TransUnion (TRU) Receives C$55.00 Consensus Price Target from Analysts
Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, eight have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$55.00.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on TRU shares. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, July 27th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. started coverage on TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, September 8th.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at C$53.40 on Friday. TransUnion has a 1-year low of C$28.92 and a 1-year high of C$54.49. The company has a market capitalization of $9,739.52, a P/E ratio of 31.60, a PEG ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The company reported C$0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of C$0.43 by C$0.06. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The company had revenue of C$498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$475.52 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current year.
In related news, EVP Samuel A. Hamood sold 21,341 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$42.95, for a total value of C$916,595.95. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 20,243 shares in the company, valued at C$869,436.85. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 3,698,137 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of C$52.25, for a total value of C$193,227,658.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 3,929,969 shares of company stock valued at $203,092,763 over the last 90 days. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Aperio Group LLC grew its position in TransUnion by 2.7% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 12,220 shares of the company’s stock valued at $529,000 after acquiring an additional 321 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in TransUnion by 8.0% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,482 shares of the company’s stock valued at $238,000 after acquiring an additional 404 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in TransUnion by 17.0% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the company’s stock valued at $207,000 after acquiring an additional 694 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its position in TransUnion by 12.5% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 10,690 shares of the company’s stock valued at $463,000 after acquiring an additional 1,190 shares during the period. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its position in TransUnion by 18.1% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 10,058 shares of the company’s stock valued at $436,000 after acquiring an additional 1,543 shares during the period.
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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