TransUnion (TRU) EVP John W. Blenke Sells 10,000 Shares
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP John W. Blenke sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.25, for a total value of $542,500.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 49,717 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,697,147.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded up $0.98 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $55.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,880,903 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,389,995. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.84 and a quick ratio of 1.84. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $28.92 and a 52 week high of $55.75. The company has a market cap of $9,934.69, a P/E ratio of 32.23, a P/E/G ratio of 3.19 and a beta of 0.62.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The company had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $475.52 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.38 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current year.
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of TransUnion by 17.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,731,758 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $421,483,000 after acquiring an additional 1,458,148 shares during the period. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C lifted its position in shares of TransUnion by 43.6% in the 2nd quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 8,359,334 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $362,043,000 after acquiring an additional 2,536,898 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its position in shares of TransUnion by 25.8% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,589,877 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $328,718,000 after acquiring an additional 1,557,572 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of TransUnion by 49.1% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,841,716 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $209,693,000 after acquiring an additional 1,594,833 shares during the period. Finally, Egerton Capital UK LLP lifted its position in shares of TransUnion by 114.8% in the 3rd quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 4,574,259 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $216,179,000 after acquiring an additional 2,444,617 shares during the period.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on TRU. Atlantic Securities upgraded TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Morgan Stanley downgraded TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. increased their target price on TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.00.
TransUnion Company Profile
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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