Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 2.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,162,372 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 99,733 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 2.28% of TransUnion worth $196,714,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in shares of TransUnion by 138.6% during the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,009 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 2,329 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in TransUnion during the third quarter worth about $204,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in TransUnion by 17.0% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $207,000 after acquiring an additional 694 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in TransUnion during the second quarter worth about $212,000. Finally, Alpine Global Management LLC bought a new stake in TransUnion during the second quarter worth about $217,000.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on TRU shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, September 18th. SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.00.

In other news, EVP Samuel A. Hamood sold 21,341 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.95, for a total value 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 sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total transaction of $12,912,803.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 105,917 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,830,730.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 4,195,480 shares of company stock worth $218,820,974. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up $0.13 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $55.65. 1,226,851 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,439,180. The company has a market capitalization of $10,126.20, a P/E ratio of 32.85, a PEG ratio of 3.25 and a beta of 0.64. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $28.99 and a 52-week high of $56.21. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The business’s revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share 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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