TransUnion (TRU) Research Coverage Started at BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) in a research report issued on Friday. The firm set a “neutral” rating and a $66.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock. BNP Paribas’ target price indicates a potential upside of 1.71% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on TRU. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 20th. Exane BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $66.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, December 7th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $70.00 target price for the company. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, December 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $74.00.

TRU stock traded down $0.17 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $64.89. 55,330 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,526,435. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 1.53. The company has a market capitalization of $12.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.53 and a beta of 0.95. TransUnion has a 1-year low of $52.15 and a 1-year high of $79.48.



TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.09. TransUnion had a net margin of 11.93% and a return on equity of 22.59%. The company had revenue of $624.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $622.98 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.50 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 2.35 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.81, for a total value of $518,480.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 47,818 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,099,084.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 2,327 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.14, for a total transaction of $149,253.78. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 335,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,502,486.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 213,041 shares of company stock valued at $13,777,553. 1.18% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at about $37,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd acquired a new position in TransUnion in the third quarter valued at about $101,000. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at about $83,000. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC raised its stake in TransUnion by 21.6% in the fourth quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC now owns 1,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $88,000 after purchasing an additional 275 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC raised its stake in TransUnion by 39.2% in the fourth quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 1,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $105,000 after purchasing an additional 524 shares in the last quarter.

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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