BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp acquired a new stake in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 245,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $11,579,000. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp owned about 0.13% of TransUnion as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in TRU. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in 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 buying an additional 1,458,148 shares during the period. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C increased its holdings in 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 buying an additional 2,536,898 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its holdings in 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 buying an additional 1,557,572 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in 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 buying an additional 1,594,833 shares during the period. Finally, Egerton Capital UK LLP increased its holdings in 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 buying an additional 2,444,617 shares during the period.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on TRU shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 13th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up previously from $48.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, September 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. TransUnion presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.00.

In other news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.97, for a total transaction of $217,706.70. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 21,963 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,380.11. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP John T. Danaher sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.92, for a total transaction of $1,373,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 61,619 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,384,115.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 4,256,366 shares of company stock worth $222,165,192 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $55.61. 883,730 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,466,913. The firm has a market cap of $10,142.60, a PE ratio of 32.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.64. TransUnion has a twelve month low of $30.39 and a twelve month high of $56.44. The company has a quick ratio of 1.84, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The business’s revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.38 EPS. equities analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current year.

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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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