TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,408,414 shares, a decrease of 43.5% from the January 12th total of 2,492,354 shares. Approximately 0.8% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 939,415 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days.
Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at $55.82 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $10,600.41, a P/E ratio of 42.94, a P/E/G ratio of 2.99 and a beta of 0.67. TransUnion has a 1 year low of $36.08 and a 1 year high of $61.42. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The business services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $506.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $487.83 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The company’s revenue was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.44 EPS. analysts expect that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, CEO James M. Peck sold 200,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.74, for a total transaction of $10,948,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 402,343 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,024,255.82. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP John T. Danaher sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.92, for a total transaction of $1,373,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 61,619 shares in the company, valued at $3,384,115.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 710,832 shares of company stock worth $39,007,900. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position 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 acquiring an additional 404 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio acquired a new stake in TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $107,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Highland Capital Management LLC grew its position in TransUnion by 30.0% in the fourth quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 9,111 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $501,000 after acquiring an additional 2,104 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in TransUnion in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $131,000.
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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