TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 1,579 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,156% compared to the typical volume of 70 call options.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at $55.39 on Friday. TransUnion has a one year low of $30.39 and a one year high of $56.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a current ratio of 1.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,031.36, a PE ratio of 32.54, a PEG ratio of 3.22 and a beta of 0.64.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ 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 the consensus estimate of $475.52 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.38 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on TRU shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. SunTrust Banks began coverage on TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up from $48.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.00.

In related news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was 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 directly owns 21,963 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,380.11. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 18,864 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total value of $988,662.24. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 239,313 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,542,394.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 4,235,025 shares of company stock valued at $221,248,596. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 12,220 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $529,000 after acquiring an additional 321 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,482 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $238,000 after acquiring an additional 404 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 17.0% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $207,000 after acquiring an additional 694 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 12.5% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 10,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $463,000 after acquiring an additional 1,190 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 18.1% in the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 10,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $436,000 after acquiring an additional 1,543 shares in the last quarter.

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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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