TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) – Equities research analysts at William Blair upped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for TransUnion in a research note issued on Wednesday. William Blair analyst T. Mchugh now forecasts that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.94 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.93. William Blair also issued estimates for TransUnion’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.50 EPS.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The business had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $475.52 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.38 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, September 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. TransUnion currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.00.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at $55.29 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. TransUnion has a 1 year low of $28.92 and a 1 year high of $55.75. The company has a market cap of $9,934.69, a P/E ratio of 32.23, a P/E/G ratio of 3.19 and a beta of 0.62.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in TRU. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in TransUnion by 5.2% during the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 65,272 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,503,000 after purchasing an additional 3,250 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in TransUnion by 1,005.6% during the 1st quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 12,737 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $488,000 after purchasing an additional 11,585 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in TransUnion by 20.4% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 311,633 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $11,951,000 after purchasing an additional 52,875 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in TransUnion by 6,627.6% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,246,883 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $124,517,000 after purchasing an additional 3,198,621 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in TransUnion by 41.5% during the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 278,272 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $10,672,000 after purchasing an additional 81,635 shares in the last quarter.

In related news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 21,963 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,163,380.11. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP John W. Blenke sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.25, for a total transaction of $542,500.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 49,717 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,697,147.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 3,929,969 shares of company stock worth $203,172,863 in the last quarter. 2.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

TransUnion Company Profile

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

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