TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP Sells $1140000.00 in Stock

Xavier Trudeau
Août 13, 2017

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) insider James M. Peck sold 75,658 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. TransUnion presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $46.75.

A number of research firms have recently commented on TRU. They issued a neutral rating and a $42.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $51.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Cowen and Company restated a buy rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $46.75.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up 0.15% on Friday, reaching $45.74. The company had a trading volume of 1,361,437 shares. The company has a market cap of $8.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.59 and a beta of 0.61. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $28.92 and a 52 week high of $46.53. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $44.87 and a 200-day moving average price of $40.34.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $474.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $464.77 million. TransUnion had a return on equity of 20.32% and a net margin of 12.08%. TransUnion's revenue for the quarter was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.37 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post $1.83 EPS for the current year.

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In other TransUnion news, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 13,734,177 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.60, for a total value of $626,278,471.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 34,575 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $1,069,000 after buying an additional 2,099 shares in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 2.10% of the company's stock.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in TransUnion by 37.2% in the first quarter. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 61,834 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $2,372,000 after buying an additional 54,334 shares in the last quarter. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 15,423 shares in the company, valued at $700,666.89. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV increased its position in TransUnion by 6.2% in the first quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc bought a new stake in TransUnion during the second quarter worth approximately $247,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 7,324 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $227,000 after buying an additional 1,085 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 18,646 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $577,000 after buying an additional 345 shares during the period.

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