Analysts Set TransUnion (TRU) Target Price at $78.83

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $78.83.

A number of equities analysts have commented on TRU shares. Atlantic Securities upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $82.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $84.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Robert W. Baird boosted their target price on shares of TransUnion from $80.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $77.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, July 20th.

NYSE:TRU opened at $63.72 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.29, a PEG ratio of 3.46 and a beta of 0.69. TransUnion has a 12 month low of $51.62 and a 12 month high of $79.48. The company has a current ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07.



TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $603.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $617.92 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 18.98% and a return on equity of 21.22%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.49 earnings per share. Research analysts predict that TransUnion will post 2.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other TransUnion news, insider James M. Peck sold 141,428 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.04, for a total value of $8,774,193.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 381,627 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $23,676,139.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP John T. Danaher sold 4,318 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.76, for a total transaction of $318,495.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 49,491 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,650,456.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.18% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 3.7% during the second quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 19,372 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,388,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Pendal Group Ltd raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 14.4% during the second quarter. Pendal Group Ltd now owns 6,111 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $438,000 after buying an additional 768 shares during the last quarter. Bfsg LLC raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 14.1% during the second quarter. Bfsg LLC now owns 6,265 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $449,000 after buying an additional 774 shares during the last quarter. Keybank National Association OH raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 19.0% during the second quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 4,961 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $355,000 after buying an additional 793 shares during the last quarter. Finally, United Services Automobile Association raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 0.4% during the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 217,750 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $15,600,000 after buying an additional 813 shares during the last quarter. 98.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About TransUnion

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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