Media coverage about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9398746067402 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 news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at 49.70 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.04 billion, a PE ratio of 42.77 and a beta of 0.58. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $28.92 and a 52 week high of $50.15. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $46.46 and its 200 day moving average is $46.46.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $474.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $464.77 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 20.32%. The firm’s revenue was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.37 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that TransUnion will post $1.83 earnings per share for the current year.

TRU has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. initiated coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, September 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $48.33.

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In other news, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 902 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 $700,666.89. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Samuel A. Hamood sold 21,341 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.95, for a total transaction of $916,595.95. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 20,243 shares in the company, valued at $869,436.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 14,108,242 shares of company stock worth $643,363,096. 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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