Analysts at BNP Paribas began coverage on shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) in a report issued on Friday. The firm set a “neutral” rating and a $66.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock. BNP Paribas’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 1.71% from the company’s previous close.
TRU has been the subject of several other reports. Morgan Stanley set a $66.00 target price on shares of TransUnion and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut their target price on shares of TransUnion from $87.00 to $55.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, January 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. TransUnion currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $74.00.
Shares of NYSE TRU traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $64.89. 55,330 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,526,435. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01. The company has a market cap of $12.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.09, a P/E/G ratio of 3.53 and a beta of 0.95. TransUnion has a one year low of $52.15 and a one year high of $79.48.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $624.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $622.98 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 11.93% and a return on equity of 22.59%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.50 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 2.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.81, for a total transaction of $518,480.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 47,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,099,084.58. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 2,327 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.14, for a total transaction of $149,253.78. Following the sale, the insider now owns 335,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,502,486.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 213,041 shares of company stock valued at $13,777,553 in the last quarter. 1.18% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in TransUnion during the 4th quarter worth about $37,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd bought a new stake in TransUnion during the 3rd quarter worth about $101,000. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in TransUnion during the 4th quarter worth about $83,000. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC grew its holdings in TransUnion by 21.6% during the 4th quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC now owns 1,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $88,000 after acquiring an additional 275 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC grew its holdings in TransUnion by 39.2% during the 4th quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 1,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $105,000 after acquiring an additional 524 shares during the last quarter.
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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