TransUnion (TRU) Insider James M. Peck Sells 215,381 Shares
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) insider James M. Peck sold 215,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.80, for a total transaction of $11,802,878.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 402,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $22,048,396.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.
TransUnion (TRU) traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $55.46. 1,945,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,401,031. The stock has a market cap of $10,005.82, a P/E ratio of 32.46, a PEG ratio of 3.21 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a quick ratio of 1.84, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $30.39 and a 12-month high of $56.58.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. The firm 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 was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. analysts expect that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $50.00 to $51.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Atlantic Securities upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $56.00.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 138.6% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,009 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $174,000 after buying an additional 2,329 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the 3rd quarter worth about $204,000. 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 worth $207,000 after buying an additional 694 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the 2nd quarter worth about $212,000. Finally, Alpine Global Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the 2nd quarter worth about $217,000.
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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