TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) is set to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, October 23rd. Analysts expect TransUnion to post earnings of $0.56 per share for the quarter. TransUnion has set its Q3 guidance at $0.61-0.62 EPS and its FY18 guidance at $2.42-2.44 EPS.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. The business services provider reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.07. TransUnion had a net margin of 21.00% and a return on equity of 21.06%. The company had revenue of $563.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $540.86 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.47 earnings per share. TransUnion’s revenue was up 18.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect TransUnion to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of NYSE:TRU opened at $68.17 on Friday. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $50.31 and a 52 week high of $79.48. The company has a market capitalization of $12.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.87, a PEG ratio of 3.08 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.59, a quick ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.13.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Bank of America raised their price target on shares of TransUnion from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 25th. Morgan Stanley set a $72.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 15th. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $75.00 to $85.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Evercore ISI initiated coverage on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $80.00 price objective for the company. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $74.86.

In other news, insider James M. Peck sold 131,750 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.75, for a total value of $9,453,062.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 389,377 shares in the company, valued at $27,937,799.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Gerald M. Mccarthy, Jr. sold 62,752 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.61, for a total transaction of $4,430,918.72. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 99,390 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,017,927.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 200,410 shares of company stock valued at $14,317,418 over the last quarter. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

About TransUnion

TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International, and Consumer Interactive. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, and analytical and decisioning services for businesses. These businesses use its services to acquire new customers; assess consumer ability to pay for services; identify cross-selling opportunities; measure and manage debt portfolio risk; collect debt; verify consumer identities; and investigate potential fraud.

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