TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Robert W. Baird in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $62.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 9.62% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on TRU. Zacks Investment Research cut TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 13th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up previously from $48.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, September 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. TransUnion has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $57.36.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at $56.56 on Tuesday. 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 fifty-two week low of $31.35 and a fifty-two week high of $57.04. The company has a market capitalization of $10,381.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.51, a PEG ratio of 2.93 and a beta of 0.64.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings results 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. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The company had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.52 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. TransUnion’s revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other TransUnion news, Director Siddharth N. Mehta sold 65,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.25, for a total value of $3,396,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 33,389 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,744,575.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 215,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.80, for a total value of $11,802,878.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 402,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,048,396.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 4,630,224 shares of company stock valued at $243,986,497. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,482 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $238,000 after buying an additional 404 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 17.0% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $207,000 after buying an additional 694 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 12.5% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 10,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $463,000 after buying an additional 1,190 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 26.7% in the 3rd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 12,739 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $602,000 after buying an additional 2,681 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 20.4% in the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 16,814 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $800,000 after buying an additional 2,853 shares during the last quarter.

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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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