Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT reduced its position in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 248,459 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 825 shares during the period. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $16,607,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Lunia Capital LP increased its position in TransUnion by 7,134.4% during the fourth quarter. Lunia Capital LP now owns 16,708,913 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $16,709,000 after buying an additional 16,477,948 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new position in TransUnion during the fourth quarter worth $132,399,000. Investec Asset Management LTD increased its position in TransUnion by 51.5% during the fourth quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD now owns 3,418,486 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $194,170,000 after buying an additional 1,161,718 shares in the last quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C increased its position in TransUnion by 7.4% during the fourth quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 8,796,609 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $499,647,000 after buying an additional 606,359 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in TransUnion by 195.2% during the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 722,932 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $53,193,000 after buying an additional 478,001 shares in the last quarter.

In other news, CEO James M. Peck sold 131,661 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.65, for a total transaction of $8,511,883.65. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 203,582 shares in the company, valued at $13,161,576.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP David E. Wojczynski sold 9,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.94, for a total value of $593,460.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 43,384 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,860,740.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 338,111 shares of company stock worth $22,383,569 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.

TRU has been the subject of several recent research reports. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on TransUnion from $69.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 17th. ValuEngine raised TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised TransUnion from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $66.00 price target on TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $75.64.

TRU stock opened at $67.30 on Tuesday. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $52.15 and a 52-week high of $79.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.90, a quick ratio of 1.64 and a current ratio of 1.64. The firm has a market cap of $12.74 billion, a PE ratio of 29.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.11 and a beta of 0.94.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.07. TransUnion had a return on equity of 22.63% and a net margin of 11.43%. The business had revenue of $623.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $618.38 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.57 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 16.0% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities research analysts predict that TransUnion will post 2.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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TransUnion Profile

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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