Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland SA bought a new position in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 13,066 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $718,000.
Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Strs Ohio bought a new position in shares of TransUnion during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $107,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $113,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $131,000. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. bought a new position in TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $136,000. Finally, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt bought a new position in TransUnion in the 4th quarter worth approximately $137,000.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on TRU. Morgan Stanley set a $57.00 price objective on TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective (up previously from $59.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on TransUnion to $60.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Atlantic Securities raised TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $58.64.
Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded up $0.04 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $58.35. The stock had a trading volume of 1,383,728 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,415,473. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 1.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,740.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.01, a PEG ratio of 2.79 and a beta of 0.73. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $36.95 and a 12-month high of $61.42.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The business services provider reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $506.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $487.83 million. TransUnion had a return on equity of 20.73% and a net margin of 22.81%. The firm’s revenue was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.44 earnings per share. analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 2.1 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, insider James M. Peck sold 18,629 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.17, for a total transaction of $1,083,648.93. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 221,886 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,907,108.62. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 215,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.80, for a total value of $11,802,878.80. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 402,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $22,048,396.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 339,432 shares of company stock worth $19,021,215 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.
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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