TransUnion (TRU) Updates Q3 Earnings Guidance

13 Août, 2017, 07:06 | Author: Marc Bacque

Morgan Stanley restated an "overweight" rating and issued a $47.00 price objective (up from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Morgan Stanley now has a $47.00 target price on the business services provider's stock, up from their previous target price of $45.00.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Atlantic Securities initiated coverage on TransUnion in a report on Thursday, March 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut TransUnion from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. TheStreet upgraded TransUnion from a "c" rating to a "b-" rating in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Cowen and Company reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Barclays PLC reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock presently has a consensus 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 stock has a market cap of $8.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.36 and a beta of 0.61. TransUnion has a 1-year low of $28.92 and a 1-year high of $46.53. The company has a 50 day moving average of $44.81 and a 200-day moving average of $40.25.

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TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $474.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $464.77 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 20.32%. The firm's revenue was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.37 EPS.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP Sells $1,140,000.00 in Stock" was first reported by Transcript Daily and is the property of of Transcript Daily. If you are viewing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark law. The original version of this news story can be read at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/08/11/transunion-nysetru-receives-daily-news-sentiment-rating-of-0-14-updated-updated-updated.html. Also, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 902 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.60, for a total transaction of $9,199,936.80. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 114,717 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,797,464.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. The shares were 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. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 276,284 shares of the company's stock, valued at $12,559,870.64.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of TRU. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in TransUnion by 37.2% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 258,758 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $8,003,000 after buying an additional 157,122 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 138.6% in the second quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 34,575 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $1,069,000 after buying an additional 2,099 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 154.6% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,220 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 609 shares in the last quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV increased its position in TransUnion by 6.2% in the first quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 17.4% in the fourth quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 10,690 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $463,000 after buying an additional 1,190 shares in the last quarter. The brokerage now has a $47.00 target price on the business services provider's stock, up from their previous target price of $45.00. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International and Consumer Interactive.

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