Wall Street analysts expect TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) to post sales of $487.58 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for TransUnion’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $486.17 million to $490.39 million. TransUnion reported sales of $435.90 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 11.9%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that TransUnion will report full year sales of $487.58 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $1.91 billion to $1.92 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $2.09 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $2.06 billion to $2.11 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for TransUnion.

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

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on TRU shares. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, September 8th. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 price target (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Barclays upped their price target on shares of TransUnion from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.00.

In other TransUnion news, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total transaction of $12,912,803.25. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 105,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,830,730.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Samuel A. Hamood sold 21,341 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.95, for a total transaction of $916,595.95. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 20,243 shares in the company, valued at $869,436.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 4,234,709 shares of company stock worth $220,697,298 over the last three months. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C boosted its holdings in TransUnion by 43.6% during the second quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 8,359,334 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $362,043,000 after acquiring an additional 2,536,898 shares during the period. Egerton Capital UK LLP boosted its holdings in TransUnion by 114.8% during the third quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 4,574,259 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $216,179,000 after acquiring an additional 2,444,617 shares during the period. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership bought a new stake in TransUnion during the third quarter valued at about $99,632,000. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in TransUnion by 80.4% during the third quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 3,871,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $182,986,000 after acquiring an additional 1,725,300 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in TransUnion by 49.1% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,841,716 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $209,693,000 after acquiring an additional 1,594,833 shares during the period.

TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded up $1.44 on Thursday, hitting $55.52. The stock had a trading volume of 7,539,915 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,405,079. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,142.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.90, a P/E/G ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.62. TransUnion has a one year low of $28.92 and a one year high of $56.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.84 and a quick ratio of 1.84.

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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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