TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) Insider Sells $74,270.00 in Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRUGet Free Report) insider Steven M. Chaouki sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.27, for a total value of $74,270.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 70,547 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,239,525.69. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

TransUnion Trading Up 2.3 %

TransUnion stock opened at $75.61 on Friday. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $74.93 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.55. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $42.09 and a 52 week high of $82.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.65, a quick ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRUGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The business services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.71 by $0.12. TransUnion had a positive return on equity of 14.26% and a negative net margin of 7.02%. The firm had revenue of $1.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $977.62 million. On average, analysts expect that TransUnion will post 3.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

TransUnion Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 17th were paid a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 16th. TransUnion’s payout ratio is -29.37%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on TRU shares. Bank of America upgraded TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 20th. Evercore ISI raised their price target on TransUnion from $70.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an “in-line” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 26th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on TransUnion from $83.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. Oppenheimer raised their price target on TransUnion from $81.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC raised their price target on TransUnion from $87.00 to $89.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, TransUnion currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.73.

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Institutional Trading of TransUnion

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in TRU. GAMMA Investing LLC acquired a new stake in TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth about $30,000. Larson Financial Group LLC boosted its stake in TransUnion by 237.5% in the 1st quarter. Larson Financial Group LLC now owns 486 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $39,000 after buying an additional 342 shares during the last quarter. Westpac Banking Corp boosted its stake in TransUnion by 100.0% in the 4th quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 908 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $62,000 after buying an additional 454 shares during the last quarter. Assetmark Inc. boosted its stake in TransUnion by 48.6% in the 4th quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,030 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $71,000 after buying an additional 337 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Headlands Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 206.7% in the 4th quarter. Headlands Technologies LLC now owns 1,141 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $78,000 after purchasing an additional 769 shares in the last quarter.

About TransUnion

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TransUnion operates as a global consumer credit reporting agency that provides risk and information solutions. The company operates through U.S. Markets, International, and Consumer Interactive segments. The U.S. Markets segment provides consumer reports, actionable insights, and analytic services to businesses, which uses its services to acquire new customers; assess consumer ability to pay for services; identify cross-selling opportunities; measure and manage debt portfolio risk; collect debt; verify consumer identities; and mitigate fraud risk.

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