TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a media sentiment score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on TRU shares. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (up from $47.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.75.

TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded down 0.30% on Tuesday, reaching $45.96. 869,545 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.55 and a beta of 0.61. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $44.58 and its 200-day moving average is $39.86. TransUnion has a 1-year low of $28.92 and a 1-year high of $46.53.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.03. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 20.32%. The firm had revenue of $474.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $464.77 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.37 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that TransUnion will post $1.83 EPS for the current year.

In other TransUnion news, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 902 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction on Friday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.43, for a total transaction of $40,977.86. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 15,423 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $700,666.89. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Christopher Egan sold 201,753 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.60, for a total transaction of $9,199,936.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 14,022,490 shares of company stock worth $639,376,999 in the last three months. 2.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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