Traders sold shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) on strength during trading on Friday. $5.37 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $37.15 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $31.78 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, TransUnion had the 17th highest net out-flow for the day. TransUnion traded up $0.07 for the day and closed at $45.74

A number of research firms have recently commented on TRU. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and set a $50.00 target price (up from $47.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. TheStreet upgraded TransUnion from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price (up from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Saturday, April 29th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.75.

The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $44.81 and a 200-day moving average price of $40.25. The firm has a market cap of $8.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.36 and a beta of 0.61.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 20.32%. The firm had revenue of $474.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $464.77 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.37 earnings per share. TransUnion’s revenue was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that TransUnion will post $1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other TransUnion news, Director Christopher Egan sold 201,753 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.60, for a total transaction of $9,199,936.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP John W. Blenke sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.82, for a total transaction of $418,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 114,717 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,797,464.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 14,047,490 shares of company stock worth $640,516,999. 2.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Aperio Group LLC increased its position in TransUnion by 2.7% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 12,220 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $529,000 after buying an additional 321 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in TransUnion by 17.0% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $207,000 after buying an additional 694 shares in the last quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV increased its position in TransUnion by 6.2% in the first quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV now owns 11,877 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $455,000 after buying an additional 698 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in TransUnion by 14.7% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 8,515 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $327,000 after buying an additional 1,094 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in TransUnion by 12.5% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 10,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $463,000 after buying an additional 1,190 shares in the last quarter.

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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.

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