TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) insider James M. Peck sold 18,864 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total transaction of $988,662.24. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 239,313 shares in the company, valued at $12,542,394.33. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded up 0.04% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $52.49. 5,146,497 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $48.01 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.01. The firm has a market cap of $9.55 billion, a PE ratio of 45.17 and a beta of 0.58. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $28.92 and a 12-month high of $54.49.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.68%. The business’s revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. On average, analysts expect that TransUnion will post $1.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several brokerages have weighed in on TRU. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and set a $50.00 target price (up from $47.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. upped their target price on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.00.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in TRU. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 116.1% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 227,221 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $9,841,000 after acquiring an additional 122,093 shares in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 141.8% in the second quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 25,408 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,100,000 after acquiring an additional 14,900 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 1,433.7% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 769,615 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $29,514,000 after acquiring an additional 719,436 shares in the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of TransUnion in the second quarter worth approximately $41,015,000. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 1,297.5% in the second quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 164,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,142,000 after acquiring an additional 153,100 shares in the last quarter.

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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