Media headlines about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6199758366462 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

TRU has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday. SunTrust Banks lifted their price objective on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price objective (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Barclays lifted their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $57.36.

TransUnion (TRU) traded up $0.12 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $56.68. 700,178 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,385,500. The company has a quick ratio of 1.84, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. The stock has a market cap of $10,381.54, a P/E ratio of 43.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.93 and a beta of 0.64. TransUnion has a 1-year low of $31.35 and a 1-year high of $57.23.

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

In other TransUnion news, insider James M. Peck sold 35,886 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.93, for a total transaction of $1,971,217.98. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 202,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,114,700.99. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total transaction of $12,912,803.25. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 105,917 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,830,730.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 4,630,224 shares of company stock worth $243,986,497 in the last three months. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

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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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