Insider Selling: TransUnion (TRU) Insider Sells 18,342 Shares of Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) insider James M. Peck sold 18,342 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.60, for a total transaction of $1,056,499.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 257,627 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,839,315.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

TransUnion stock traded down $1.13 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $55.65. 1,513,661 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,379,930. The company has a market cap of $10,424.81, a P/E ratio of 32.54, a PEG ratio of 2.71 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $37.64 and a 52-week high of $61.42.

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TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The business services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. TransUnion had a net margin of 22.81% and a return on equity of 20.73%. The company had revenue of $506.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $487.83 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.44 EPS. TransUnion’s revenue was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that TransUnion will post 2.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in TransUnion by 26.9% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,414,930 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $407,523,000 after buying an additional 1,574,041 shares in the last quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP lifted its position in shares of TransUnion by 114.8% during the third quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 4,574,259 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $216,179,000 after purchasing an additional 2,444,617 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 2.5% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,162,372 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $196,714,000 after buying an additional 99,733 shares during the period. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 80.4% during the third quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 3,871,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $182,986,000 after buying an additional 1,725,300 shares during the period. Finally, Farallon Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 61.7% during the fourth quarter. Farallon Capital Management LLC now owns 3,754,262 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $206,334,000 after buying an additional 1,432,104 shares during the period.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Morgan Stanley set a $57.00 price target on shares of TransUnion and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price (up from $59.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on shares of TransUnion to $60.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $60.30.

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About TransUnion

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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