Barclays PLC Boosts TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) Price Target to $55.00

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) had its price target increased by Barclays PLC from $50.00 to $55.00 in a research report report published on Monday, October 30th. Barclays PLC currently has an overweight rating on the business services provider’s stock.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research cut 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 research note 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 research note on Friday, October 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their target price on shares of TransUnion from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a $47.00 price target (up previously from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. TransUnion has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $55.00.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up $0.97 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $55.29. The stock had a trading volume of 1,880,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,560,000. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $28.92 and a 52-week high of $55.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.84 and a quick ratio of 1.84. The firm has a market cap of $10,270.00 and a PE ratio of 32.23.

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 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 firm had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.52 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other TransUnion news, insider James M. Peck sold 39,229 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.83, for a total value of $1,876,323.07. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 202,343 shares in the company, valued at $9,678,065.69. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP John W. Blenke sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.25, for a total transaction of $542,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 49,717 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,697,147.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 3,929,969 shares of company stock valued at $203,172,863. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its holdings in shares of TransUnion by 138.6% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,009 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 2,329 shares during the last quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TransUnion in the third quarter valued at about $204,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its holdings in TransUnion by 17.0% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $207,000 after purchasing an additional 694 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in TransUnion during the second quarter worth about $212,000. Finally, Alpine Global Management LLC purchased a new position in TransUnion during the second quarter worth about $217,000.

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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