Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact TransUnion (TRU) Share Price

Media coverage about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.0374663898523 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

TRU has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price target on the stock. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, September 7th. 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 company’s stock. TransUnion currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $55.00.

TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded up $0.02 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $55.61. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 883,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,400,235. 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 capitalization of $10,042.30, a PE ratio of 32.58, a PEG ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 0.64. TransUnion has a twelve month low of $30.39 and a twelve month high of $56.44.

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, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The firm had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.52 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. The business’s 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.

In other news, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total value of $12,912,803.25. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 105,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,830,730.85. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Samuel A. Hamood sold 21,341 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.95, for a total value of $916,595.95. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 20,243 shares in the company, valued at $869,436.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 4,256,366 shares of company stock worth $222,165,192 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

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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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