Archon Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 73,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,474,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Egerton Capital UK LLP increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 114.8% during the 3rd quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 4,574,259 shares of the company’s stock valued at $216,179,000 after purchasing an additional 2,444,617 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 2,441.7% during the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 872,324 shares of the company’s stock valued at $41,225,000 after purchasing an additional 838,004 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 20.2% during the 3rd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 30,551 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,444,000 after purchasing an additional 5,143 shares during the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 38.7% during the 3rd quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 29,045 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,373,000 after purchasing an additional 8,105 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 6.3% during the 3rd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 126,683 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,987,000 after purchasing an additional 7,520 shares during the last quarter.

In related news, insider James M. Peck sold 39,229 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of C$47.83, for a total value of C$1,876,323.07. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 202,343 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$9,678,065.69. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP John W. Blenke sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$46.24, for a total value of C$462,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 79,717 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$3,686,114.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 3,929,969 shares of company stock worth $203,092,763 in the last 90 days. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded up C$0.28 on Monday, hitting C$53.40. The stock had a trading volume of 818,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,387,396. 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 twelve month low of C$28.92 and a twelve month high of C$54.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,740.00 and a PE ratio of 31.60.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The company reported C$0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$0.43 by C$0.06. The firm had revenue of C$498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$475.52 million. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on TRU shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Morgan Stanley lowered TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, October 30th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. lifted their price target on TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their price target on TransUnion from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of C$55.00.

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About TransUnion

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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