TransUnion (TRU) Given “Buy” Rating at Royal Bank Of Canada

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a research note issued on Friday, October 27th. They presently have a $57.00 price target on the stock.

A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on TRU. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on TransUnion from $50.00 to $51.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$55.00.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at C$53.40 on Friday. TransUnion has a fifty-two week low of C$28.92 and a fifty-two week high of C$54.49. 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 company has a market capitalization of $9,739.52, a P/E ratio of 31.60, a P/E/G ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 0.62.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The company reported C$0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of C$0.43 by C$0.06. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The company had revenue of C$498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$475.52 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, EVP John W. Blenke sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$46.24, for a total transaction of C$462,400.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 79,717 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately C$3,686,114.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 39,229 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of C$47.83, for a total value of C$1,876,323.07. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 202,343 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$9,678,065.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 3,929,969 shares of company stock worth $203,092,763 in the last 90 days. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in TransUnion by 17.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,731,758 shares of the company’s stock valued at $421,483,000 after buying an additional 1,458,148 shares in the last quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C lifted its stake in TransUnion by 43.6% in the 2nd quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 8,359,334 shares of the company’s stock valued at $362,043,000 after buying an additional 2,536,898 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its stake in TransUnion by 25.8% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,589,877 shares of the company’s stock valued at $328,718,000 after buying an additional 1,557,572 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in TransUnion by 49.1% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,841,716 shares of the company’s stock valued at $209,693,000 after buying an additional 1,594,833 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Egerton Capital UK LLP lifted its stake in TransUnion by 114.8% in the 3rd quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 4,574,259 shares of the company’s stock valued at $216,179,000 after buying an additional 2,444,617 shares in the last quarter.

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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