Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) Stock Price

Headlines about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6569361365755 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of TransUnion (TRU) traded up $1.49 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $59.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,360,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,090,000. TransUnion has a 1 year low of $31.38 and a 1 year high of $59.53. 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 firm has a market capitalization of $10,830.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.65.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share 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 analyst estimates of $475.52 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms have weighed in on TRU. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on TransUnion from $50.00 to $51.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, December 15th. Atlantic Securities upgraded TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, January 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. TransUnion presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $58.18.

In other news, insider James M. Peck sold 18,864 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total transaction of $988,662.24. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 239,313 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,542,394.33. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO James M. Peck sold 18,106 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.25, for a total value of $946,038.50. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 202,343 shares in the company, valued at $10,572,421.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 4,630,224 shares of company stock worth $243,986,497 over the last ninety days. 2.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About TransUnion

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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