Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 37.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 11,789 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,200 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $451,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of TRU. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in TransUnion by 21.0% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,671,163 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $179,140,000 after buying an additional 810,316 shares during the last quarter. Columbus Circle Investors boosted its stake in TransUnion by 50.4% in the first quarter. Columbus Circle Investors now owns 670,976 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $25,732,000 after buying an additional 224,769 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in TransUnion by 34.6% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 856,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,854,000 after buying an additional 220,103 shares during the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in TransUnion by 78.3% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 415,575 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $12,854,000 after buying an additional 182,438 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in TransUnion by 154.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 258,758 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $8,003,000 after buying an additional 157,122 shares during the last quarter.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at 43.69 on Friday. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $28.92 and a 52 week high of $44.41. The firm has a market cap of $7.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.85 and a beta of 0.59. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $42.34 and its 200-day moving average is $36.93.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The business services provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $445 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $444.53 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 9.71% and a return on equity of 19.14%. TransUnion’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.32 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post $1.78 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of equities research analysts recently commented on TRU shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Atlantic Securities started coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, March 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $42.00 target price for the company. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price (up previously from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Saturday, April 29th. Barclays PLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $44.00.

In other TransUnion news, CFO Samuel A. Hamood sold 145,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.15, for a total value of $5,676,750.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $792,513.45. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP John W. Blenke sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.20, for a total transaction of $382,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 134,717 shares in the company, valued at $5,146,189.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 11,337,475 shares of company stock worth $443,873,273 over the last three months. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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