BlueMountain Capital Management LLC lessened its stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 11.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 38,229 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,820 shares during the quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $1,656,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 1,433.7% during the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 769,615 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $29,514,000 after acquiring an additional 719,436 shares in the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of TransUnion during the 2nd quarter worth about $41,015,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 141.8% during the 2nd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 25,408 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,100,000 after acquiring an additional 14,900 shares in the last quarter. Caldera Capital LLC boosted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 78.1% during the 1st quarter. Caldera Capital LLC now owns 283,399 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $10,868,000 after acquiring an additional 124,291 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 1,297.5% during the 2nd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 164,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,142,000 after acquiring an additional 153,100 shares in the last quarter.

In other news, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 902 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.43, for a total value of $40,977.86. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 15,423 shares in the company, valued at $700,666.89. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 75,658 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.46, for a total transaction of $3,439,412.68. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 276,284 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,559,870.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 14,108,060 shares of company stock valued at $643,354,118 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on TRU shares. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $48.00 price target (up previously from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, June 16th. TheStreet upgraded TransUnion from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $47.00 price target (up previously from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.44.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at 42.35 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $44.38 and a 200 day moving average price of $43.47. The firm has a market cap of $7.70 billion, a PE ratio of 36.45 and a beta of 0.60. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $28.92 and a 12-month high of $48.65.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $474.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $464.77 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 20.32%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.37 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post $1.83 EPS for the current year.

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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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