TransUnion Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (TRU)
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 1,579 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,156% compared to the typical volume of 70 call options.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) opened at $55.46 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. The company has a market cap of $10,120.00 and a PE ratio of 32.78. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $30.39 and a 12-month high of $56.58.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.06. TransUnion had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The business had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $475.52 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.38 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total value of $12,912,803.25. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 105,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,830,730.85. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO James M. Peck sold 200,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.74, for a total transaction of $10,948,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 402,343 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,024,255.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 4,650,406 shares of company stock valued at $243,999,475 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.
Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 21.4% in the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 65,083 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,076,000 after buying an additional 11,485 shares during the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of TransUnion in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,778,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 20.1% in the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,584,349 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $122,136,000 after buying an additional 433,060 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 1.2% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 263,300 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $12,444,000 after buying an additional 3,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bamco Inc. NY grew its position in shares of TransUnion by 35.3% in the 3rd quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 864,169 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $40,841,000 after buying an additional 225,243 shares during the last quarter.
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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