On April, 20 Analysts See $0.46 EPS for TransUnion (TRU)

Marco Green
April 21, 2018

Media stories about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. TransUnion earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Alpha One's scale. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,414,930 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $407,523,000 after buying an additional 1,574,041 shares during the period.

Shares of TransUnion closed the previous trading session at 64.01 up +3.49 5.77% with 64.0199966430664 shares trading hands. About 2.50 million shares traded or 84.11% up from the average. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a current ratio of 1.28. The highest EPS estimate is $0.52 and the lowest is $0.50. The stock has a market cap of $10,773.65, a P/E ratio of 35.38, a P/E/G ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.74. The business's quarterly revenue was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter past year. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.09. TransUnion had a return on equity of 20.73% and a net margin of 22.81%. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 57 cents per share.

A total of 11 analysts rate TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) as follows: 10 "Buy", 1 "Hold" and 0 "Sell".

Several brokerages recently weighed in on TRU. On Tuesday, October 24 the firm has "Buy" rating given by Deutsche Bank. Bank of America upgraded the shares of TRU in report on Thursday, January 18 to "Buy" rating. On Wednesday, February 14 Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of TRU in report with "Equal-Weight" rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of TRU in report on Wednesday, February 14 with "Buy" rating. The stock of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by RBC Capital Markets. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $60.30.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 61,794 shares in the company, valued at $3,605,061.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

On 3/1/2018 Timothy Elberfeld, CAO, sold 1,450 with an average share price of $56.92 per share and the total transaction amounting to $82,534.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 11,102,519 shares of company stock worth $406,049,921. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 221,886 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,907,108.62.

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TransUnion is a risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. Information Services, International, and Consumer Interactive. The firm operates convenience and newsagent stores that offer fresh vegetables, milk, chilled foods, beers, wines, spirits, confectionery, tobacco products, and newspapers, as well as provides post office services.The P/E ratio is 19.19.

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