TransUnion (TRU) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
Press coverage about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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 media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1400144580889 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- TransUnion -2.7% after attack on Equifax (seekingalpha.com)
- TransUnion (TRU) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- TransUnion (TRU) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. (americanbankingnews.com)
- TransUnion (TRU) Insider James M. Peck Sells 39,229 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- TransUnion to Present at Barclays 2017 Global Financial Services Conference (feeds.benzinga.com)
Several research firms have recently issued reports on TRU. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, July 28th. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a $48.00 price objective (up previously from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Friday, June 16th. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and set a $47.00 price objective (up previously from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. TransUnion has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $47.89.
Shares of TransUnion (TRU) traded up 2.09% on Thursday, hitting $49.39. The company had a trading volume of 1,746,940 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $46.50 and a 200-day moving average of $42.16. The company has a market cap of $8.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.50 and a beta of 0.60. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $28.92 and a 12-month high of $49.46.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 20.32%. The firm had revenue of $474.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $464.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.37 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that TransUnion will post $1.83 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 902 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.43, for a total transaction of $40,977.86. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 15,423 shares in the company, valued at approximately $700,666.89. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 13,734,177 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.60, for a total transaction of $626,278,471.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 14,086,719 shares of company stock worth $642,437,522. Corporate 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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