TransUnion (TRU) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds
News articles about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9043700739108 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Fears about Equifax breach come true (newsday.com)
- Christopher A. Cartwright Sells 234,565 Shares of TransUnion (TRU) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- TransUnion Announces Integration of DriverRisk into StoneRiver’s Insurance Management Systems – GlobeNewswire (press release) (globenewswire.com)
- TransUnion (TRU) Hits 52-Week High on Solid Growth Dynamics – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- TransUnion Announces Integration of DriverRisk into StoneRiver’s Insurance Management Systems (markets.financialcontent.com)
TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded down $0.10 during trading on Friday, hitting $55.12. 383,954 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,651,544. The firm has a market cap of $10,053.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.62, a PEG ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 0.62. TransUnion has a one year low of $28.92 and a one year high of $55.75. 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 (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. TransUnion’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.38 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on TRU shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, September 18th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. started coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price target on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Cowen Inc reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.00.
In related news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.97, for a total transaction of $217,706.70. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 21,963 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,380.11. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 3,698,137 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.25, for a total transaction of $193,227,658.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 4,249,709 shares of company stock worth $220,700,448 over the last 90 days. 2.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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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