Capital Fund Management S.A. trimmed its position in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 96.3% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 6,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 181,800 shares during the quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A.’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $494,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in TRU. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of TransUnion by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,657,164 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $150,874,000 after buying an additional 88,456 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion during the 1st quarter worth $769,000. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its holdings in shares of TransUnion by 233.5% during the 1st quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 8,205 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $466,000 after buying an additional 5,745 shares in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its holdings in shares of TransUnion by 14.4% during the 1st quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 159,901 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $9,079,000 after buying an additional 20,119 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of TransUnion by 7.9% during the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 564,624 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,060,000 after buying an additional 41,501 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 98.23% of the company’s stock.

In other TransUnion news, EVP John T. Danaher sold 4,318 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.76, for a total value of $318,495.68. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 49,491 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,650,456.16. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Gerald M. Mccarthy, Jr. sold 62,752 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.61, for a total value of $4,430,918.72. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 99,390 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,017,927.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 200,410 shares of company stock valued at $14,317,418. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently commented on TRU. Bank of America boosted their price target on TransUnion from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 25th. Barclays boosted their price target on TransUnion from $75.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Evercore ISI began coverage on TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. They set a “buy” rating and a $80.00 price target for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price target (up previously from $71.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, September 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $75.07.

Shares of TRU opened at $74.84 on Tuesday. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $41.52 and a 12-month high of $79.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.59, a current ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.77, a PEG ratio of 3.43 and a beta of 0.68.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. The business services provider reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.07. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.06% and a net margin of 21.00%. The business had revenue of $563.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $540.86 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.47 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 2.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 22nd were issued a $0.075 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 21st. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.40%. TransUnion’s payout ratio is presently 17.54%.

TransUnion Profile

TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International, and Consumer Interactive. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, and analytical and decisioning services for businesses. These businesses use its services to acquire new customers; assess consumer ability to pay for services; identify cross-selling opportunities; measure and manage debt portfolio risk; collect debt; verify consumer identities; and investigate potential fraud.

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