Atlantic Securities upgraded shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on TRU. Morgan Stanley reiterated an overweight rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up from $47.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. 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 report on Thursday, July 27th. Cowen and Company reiterated a buy rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of TransUnion from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. started coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued a buy rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $55.00.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at $54.99 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $10,084.25, a PE ratio of 32.72, a PEG ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.84 and a quick ratio of 1.84. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $28.92 and a 12-month high of $55.75.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.38 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other TransUnion news, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 3,698,137 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.25, for a total transaction of $193,227,658.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 39,229 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.83, for a total transaction of $1,876,323.07. Following the sale, the insider now owns 202,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,678,065.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 4,015,144 shares of company stock valued at $207,787,644. 2.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in TRU. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 5.2% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 65,272 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,503,000 after acquiring an additional 3,250 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 1,005.6% during the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 12,737 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $488,000 after acquiring an additional 11,585 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 20.4% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 311,633 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $11,951,000 after acquiring an additional 52,875 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 6,627.6% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,246,883 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $124,517,000 after acquiring an additional 3,198,621 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 41.5% during the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 278,272 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $10,672,000 after acquiring an additional 81,635 shares during the last quarter.

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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