TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) Upgraded at Barclays PLC

Analysts at Barclays PLC upgraded shares of TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) from Equal Weight to Overweight today. The company currently has a rating of Overweight on the shares. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the company recently, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $37.50, above the opening price of $33.49. TransUnion stock has a 52-week high of $35.79. Typically, after analysts issue an upgrade report on a stock, they will subsequently issue periodic updates, often followed by a price target change.

The Fed stood pat on interest rates on Wednesday, helping stocks to mostly higher levels but Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated an interest rate hike is likely by year’s end

On Wednesday, the S&P 500 SPX, +1.09% ended 1.1% higher, while the Dow DJIA, +0.90% jumped by 0.9%, or 164 points, as each exchange finished in positive territory for a second consecutive day.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.03% tacked on 1% and scored a record closing high.

S&P 500 futures ESZ6, +0.36% were up 6.55 points, or 0.3%, to 2,162.75 early Thursday, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ6, +0.37% rose 58 points, or 0.3%, to 18,276. Nasdaq-100 futures NQZ6, +0.39% gained 16.25 points, or 0.3%, to 4,866.25.

Yesterday TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) shares last traded at $33.61, an increase of $0.51 compared to the previous closing price. Opening at $33.49, they fluctuated from $33.22 and $33.76 throughout the day.

TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) now has a market cap of 6.14B.

1,553,125 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, higher than the average, out of a total float 126,877,000. Heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors may be on the horizon as the combination of significant gains in trading volume and price inflation can be determining factors.

However, one day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to determine a trend. So market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as an indicator that financial institutions are moving forward.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors retain substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) have ranged from $20.43 – 35.79, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $32.87 and 200-day MA of $31.26. Today’s last price is 0.06% under the 52 week high of $35.79.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most crucial things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25% for 3 consecutive years.

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