Press coverage about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.7156761207547 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- TransUnion (TRU) EVP John W. Blenke Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- TransUnion (TRU) Reports Acquisition of FactorTrust – StreetInsider.com (streetinsider.com)
- TransUnion Expands Credit Access to More Americans with Acquisition of FactorTrust (finance.yahoo.com)
- As Black Friday Nears, a Record 196 Million Consumers Now Have Access to Various Forms of Credit Cards and Other Revolving Lines of Credit (finance.yahoo.com)
- The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Arista Networks, DTE Energy, Cognex, TransUnion and IPG Photonics (finance.yahoo.com)
Several brokerages have recently commented on TRU. Atlantic Securities raised TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Barclays PLC raised their target price on TransUnion from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their target price on TransUnion from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $55.00.
Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded up $0.39 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $54.31. 1,101,100 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,387,784. The company has a quick ratio of 1.84, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $28.92 and a 52-week high of $55.00. The company has a market cap of $9,834.38, a PE ratio of 31.91, a PEG ratio of 3.16 and a beta of 0.62.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. TransUnion’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. research analysts expect that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current year.
In other TransUnion news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.97, for a total transaction of $217,706.70. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 21,963 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,163,380.11. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 39,229 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.83, for a total transaction of $1,876,323.07. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 202,343 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,678,065.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 3,929,969 shares of company stock worth $203,172,863. 2.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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