TransUnion (TRU) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6930071629323 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Barclays PLC boosted their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. TransUnion has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.00.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at $53.40 on Friday. TransUnion has a 1-year low of $28.92 and a 1-year high of $54.49. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. The company has a market cap of $9,688.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.43, a P/E/G ratio of 3.11 and a beta of 0.62.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly 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 net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The company had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $475.52 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other TransUnion news, insider James M. Peck sold 18,864 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total value of $988,662.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 239,313 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,542,394.33. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.97, for a total transaction of $217,706.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 21,963 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,163,380.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 3,894,969 shares of company stock valued at $203,085,613 over the last quarter. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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TransUnion Company Profile

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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