Wall Street brokerages expect TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) to post sales of $485.78 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have issued estimates for TransUnion’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $490.39 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $476.20 million. TransUnion reported sales of $435.90 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.4%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, February 13th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that TransUnion will report full-year sales of $485.78 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $1.88 billion to $1.92 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post sales of $2.08 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $2.06 billion to $2.11 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow TransUnion.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The company’s revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, July 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their target price on TransUnion from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $47.00 target price (up previously from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.00.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up $0.46 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $54.47. The company had a trading volume of 1,878,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,388,575. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,850.79, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.96, a PEG ratio of 3.16 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a quick ratio of 1.84, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $28.92 and a 52-week high of $55.00.

In related news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.97, for a total value of $217,706.70. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 21,963 shares in the company, valued at $1,163,380.11. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 39,229 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.83, for a total transaction of $1,876,323.07. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 202,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,678,065.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 3,919,969 shares of company stock valued at $202,630,363 in the last quarter. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

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

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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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