TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) CEO James M. Peck sold 18,106 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.25, for a total transaction of $946,038.50. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 202,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,572,421.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded up $0.38 during trading on Friday, reaching $53.86. 1,029,169 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,730,809. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,746.83, a P/E ratio of 31.62 and a beta of 0.62.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The business had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $475.52 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. TransUnion’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in TransUnion by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 12,220 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $529,000 after acquiring an additional 321 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in TransUnion by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,482 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $238,000 after acquiring an additional 404 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in TransUnion by 17.0% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $207,000 after acquiring an additional 694 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in TransUnion by 12.5% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 10,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $463,000 after acquiring an additional 1,190 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its stake in TransUnion by 18.1% during the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 10,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $436,000 after acquiring an additional 1,543 shares during the last quarter.

Several research firms have weighed in on TRU. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 price objective (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. lifted their price target on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday. Finally, Barclays PLC lifted their price target on shares of TransUnion from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. TransUnion presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.00.

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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