TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on TRU. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up from $47.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $46.75.

TransUnion (TRU) traded up 1.20% on Monday, hitting $46.29. 609,093 shares of the stock traded hands. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $28.92 and a 12-month high of $46.53. The stock has a market cap of $8.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.84 and a beta of 0.61. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $44.92 and a 200 day moving average price of $40.56.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 20.32%. The company had revenue of $474.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $464.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.37 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that TransUnion will post $1.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 13,734,177 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.60, for a total transaction of $626,278,471.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 902 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.43, for a total transaction of $40,977.86. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 15,423 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $700,666.89. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 14,047,490 shares of company stock valued at $640,516,999. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. increased its stake in TransUnion by 68.6% in the first quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 11,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $453,000 after buying an additional 4,800 shares during the period. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC increased its stake in TransUnion by 23.5% in the first quarter. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC now owns 23,523 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $902,000 after buying an additional 4,473 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its stake in TransUnion by 37.3% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 11,789 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $451,000 after buying an additional 3,200 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in TransUnion by 21.0% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,671,163 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $179,140,000 after buying an additional 810,316 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in TransUnion by 34.6% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 856,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,854,000 after buying an additional 220,103 shares during the period.

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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